CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Over the weekend, three locals saw their dream of being selected in the MLB draft come true. It was a particularly special weekend for the Remillard family, who has now had two family members drafted to the majors in the just two years.
Monday afternoon, Will Remillard, who was selected in the 19th round of the MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs, sat on the couch of his home in Clifton Park next to his brother Zach, who was drafted a year ago in the 38th round by the Houston Astros.
"I've been dreaming about this since I started which was probably when I was five or six years old," Will Remillard said. "To have the opportunity to get drafted and play professional baseball has always been a goal of mine."
"It's a big moment," his brother Zach said. "Going through it last year, I know how exciting it is."
The two are currently teammates at Coastal Carolina University and played together last summer with the Albany Dutchmen. While they know what it's like to play together, they hope to one day be playing against each other for their major league teams.
For now, Zach said he planned to continue to support his brother as he pursued his dream.
"He's always had a good work ethic and kept his head in the game, so just continuing to keep that and strive for better things," Zach said.
"I'm heading to the Cape Cod League to play and I'm sure the Cubs will be there," Will said. "So I'll just play for now, and whatever happens after that, happens."