The Best Names in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft

Share |

In a lot of ways, this is a lousy draft class. There’s not too much college pitching, not too many prospects up the middle, and no sure-thing superstar.

There are, however, a ton of great names. Names-wise this might even be the best draft class we’ve seen.

Now, you may say that names do not a draft class make. And you would be correct in saying this. But none ofus really knows what does make a draft class, and almost all of us know very little about this one. You haven’t heard of ninety percent of these players. And the other ninety percent you’ll never hear about because they won’t make the majors (this is basic math, please try to keep up). For anyone who isn’t a draft geek like me, the names might be the most entertaining thing about the entire process.Image courtesy of MLB via "It's a Long Season"

Here’s just a few of the guys who have had or will have their names called over the next few days with names that will make you either chuckle or marvel, maybe both.

Skye Bolt / OF / Holy Innocents HS (CA): I just can’t imagine a better name for a player than this. Parents, if you want your kid to become a great athlete, name your child something along these lines. The science adds up. Just look at Usain Bolt.

Rock Rucker / OF / Russell County HS (GA AL): Rock Rucker sounds more like the name of a fullback or a middle linebacker or a hype-man for Drake, but it’s not a bad name for a right-fielder either.

Buck Farmer / RHP / Georgia Tech: This may surprise you, but Buck Farmer was born and raised in the south. We should all wish Buck good luck, and say a prayer for the minor-league announcer who will inevitably screw his name up on air. I stole that joke from someone, although I don’t remember from whom. Probably a drunk scout at one of his games.

Stryker Trahan / C / Acadania HS (LA): Stryker Trahan was named after a character in a Burt Reynolds television series. That is actually true, and probably all I need to say, right?

Vahn Bozoian / OF/ Chino Hills HS (CA): This is a name with depth. It works on all levels. Most notable to me however, is the inclusion of the word bozo. Bozo doesn’t get used nearly often enough. Add in the –ian, and you get an adjective that I think everyone can get behind. Bozoian.

Bogie Anagnostou / RHP / Rice: Ok, I cheated. Boogie was a blowout reliever at Rice, he actually graduated last year, and his real name is George. I would kick myself if I didn’t mention a name like Boogie Anagnostou.

Christopher Crawford is the man behind www.mlbdraftinsider.com. He is, in other words, an expert. Find him on Twitter @CrawfordChrisV.

Share |

Comments

prospects up the middle, and no sure-thing superstar. new home construction mortgage

bad credit home loan refinance
I really appreciate this wonderful post that you have provided for us. I assure this would be beneficial for most of the people.

I like your post. It is good to see you verbalize from the heart and clarity on this important subject can be easily observed... divorce

Wow, What a Excellent post. I really found this to much informatics. It is what i was searching for.I would like to suggest you that please keep sharing such type of info.Thanks How to get import export license

I like your post. It is good to see you verbalize from the heart and clarity on this important subject can be easily observed... Carpet Cleaners Bexley

High Trust Flow and Citation Flow and high authority domains and rank your website higher in Google, then I'm here to help you out. I will manually do 65 Dofollow blog comments backlinks 20 plus high Trust Flow and 15 plus Citation Flow BACKLlNKS with 20 PLUS DA. TOP QUALITY LINKS

I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here. Enterainment

دانلود فیلم دانلود , دانلود فیلم, دانلود فیلم جدید ایرانی دانلود رایگان فیلم با لینک مستقیم, دانلود فیلم های جدید و برتر, دانلود بهترین فیلم و سریال با لینک مستقیم

odfmedical.com
The food ends up getting cooked at the perfect temperature that you want it cooked at due to this, and it can offer an incredible amount of convenience as well. In this article, we will be going over some of the best sous vide brands.

air max homme pas cher
graduated last year, and his real name is George. I would kick myself if I didn’t mention a name like Boogie Anagnostou.

connect with journalists
I am genuinely thankful to the holder of this web page who has shared this wonderful paragraph at at this place

health pr firms
This is a wonderful article, Given so much info in it, These type of articles keeps the users interest in the website, and keep on sharing more ... good luck.

Then zip through the rolls of restaurants and private residents along the iconic Singapore Bike tour

I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work! 3 week diet

link building service
Very well written information. It will be valuable to anyone who employess it, including me. Keep doing what you are doing – for sure i will check out more posts

I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the new stuff you post. brake pad

pr app
Nha cai Thethaoqq188 Nha Cai Ca Cuoc The Thao Bong Da Truc Tuyen Uy Tin tu tin la nha cai uy tin hang dau hien nay voi nhieu tro choi hap dan. Chi tiet xem them tai

nova scotia student loan
Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work!

wow, great, I was wondering how to cure acne naturally. and found your site by google, learned a lot, now i’m a bit clear. I’ve bookmark your site and also add rss. keep us updated.bundeswehr rucksäcke

It is extremely nice to see the greatest details presented in an easy and understanding manner. law tutorial

free pr
Keep up the good work . I read few posts on this web site and I conceive that your blog is very interesting and has sets of fantastic information.

Very good points you wrote here..Great stuff...I think you've made some truly interesting points.Keep up the good work.

fat diminisher system reviews
accident lawyer
information on blog search...Its a good post..keep posting and update the information

google sniper review
This will be one of the plans can be realized with certainty. You can find a lot of plans that are in accordance with the facts.

baroque plastic cutlery
The Party Source is the place where all the choices are laid out for you. Just let your

esoterism
Une question, une interrogation, une certaine appréhension ? N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour enfin obtenir des révélations.

Visit the blue mountains
Thanks for sharing your wonderful website. have a look at our’s site and tell me howzz it is..

private equity
I have read your blog it is very helpful for me. I want to say thanks to you. I have bookmark your site for future updates.

Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also seek advice from my site =). We could have a hyperlink change contract between us! picture editor

I just got to this amazing site not long ago. I was actually captured with the piece of resources you have got here. Big thumbs up for making such wonderful blog page! direktinvestment

picture editor
First You got a great blog .I will be interested in more similar topics. i see you got really very useful topics.

A good blog always comes-up with new and exciting information and while reading I have feel that this blog is really have all those quality that qualify a blog to be a one Detailing Scotland

mobile pr
I touch really precise version these articles I stingy there are writers that can create moral stuff.

mobile pr
I touch really precise version these articles I stingy there are writers that can create moral stuff.

Keep up the good work . I read few posts on this web site and I conceive that your blog is very interesting and has sets of fantastic information. digital marketer

pr news
DL Printing provides fast online printing for both homes and businesses. We provide high quality DL cards, for all occasions, with a super quick turnaround.

This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog, I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog.. journalism apps

I am always searching online for articles that can help me. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also. Keep working, great job! top long island pr firms

This original performances entirely ideal. Each of small info have decided with the aid of great number regarding knowledge sensible information. Now i'm enthusiastic that once more quite definitely. online

A good blog always comes-up with new and exciting information and while reading I have feel that this blog is really have all those quality that qualify a blog to be a one
lifestyle pr firms

I'm glad to see the great detail here!. Escorts in Lahore

خرید اینترنتی لباس - فروشگاه اینترنتی لباس خرید لباس فروش لباس خرید اینترنتی کیف خرید اینترنتی لباس خرید اینترنتی کفش خرید اینترنتی لباس

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. WWE Royal rumble 2017 results

This is the type of information I’ve long been trying to find. Thank you for writing this information. gadget

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with extra information? It is extremely helpful for me. tax attorney columbus ohio

Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! obat kuat alami

Thanks For sharing this Superb article.I use this Article to show my assignment in college.it is useful For me Great Work. voyance magie

Thanks for sharing nice information with us. i like your post and all you share with us is uptodate and quite informative, i would like to bookmark the page so i can come here again to read you, as you have done a wonderful job. www.thedebtsreliefreviews.com

Excellent and very exciting site. Love to watch. Keep Rocking. get instagram followers

Thanks for the nice blog. It was very useful for me. I'm happy I found this blog. Thank you for sharing with us,I too always learn something new from your post. clear skin