April 9, 2016

Cut4 Ranks Top 100 Minor League Player Names

MLB's Cut4:
Thursday marked the start of the 2016 season for all 10 full-season Minor Leagues, with hundreds of talented prospects embarking on another year of progress toward their big league dreams. ... When it comes to identifying the next generation of aesthetically amusing alliterations, creative alternative spellings and commonplace words artfully arranged, we have you covered right here. ... Without further ado, the Top 100 Minor League Names of 2016 ...

1. Sicnarf Loopstok - Lynchburg Hillcats (Cleveland, Class A Advanced)
4. Mister Luciano - GCL Pirates (Pirates, Rookie League)
6. Jose Jose - New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins, Triple-A)
9. Earl Burl III - Vancouver Canadiens (Blue Jays, Class A Short Season)
38. Icezack Flemming - Tampa Yankees (Yankees, Class A Advanced)
43. Darling Cuesto - DSL Twins (Twins, Rookie League)
54. Leisxonyer Rivero - DSL Orioles (Orioles, Rookie League)
55. Damien Magnifico - Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers, Triple-A)
70. Brooks Pounders - Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals, Triple-A)
78. Joan Baez - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals, Class A)
84. Yeyson Yrizarri - Round Rock Express (Rangers, Triple-A)
94. Taylor Ostrich - AZL Royals (Royals, Rookie League)
98. Scooter Hightower - Bristol Pirates (Pirates, Rookie League)
There are five Red Sox on the list:
31. Jagger Rusconi - GCL Red Sox (Rookie League)
37. Ritzi Mendoza - DSL Red Sox (Rookie League)
57. Danny Mars - Salem Red Sox (Class A Advanced)
65. Forrestt Allday - Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A)
96. Tyler Spoon - Lowell Spinners (Class A Short Season)
One of my all-time favourite names: Sequoyah Trueblood Stonecipher, who played in the minors in 2009-10.

1 comment:

allan said...

Can we combine people? Then we'd have Magnifico Pounders and Mister Ostrich. ... Scooter Hightower sounds exactly like a name you'd find in a fictional story and think the author was trying too hard. ... What is so special about Danny Mars?