Fun with the names in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft

I’ll leave the hard-core analysis of the recently-completed draft to the professionals.

Let’s stick to the minutia of the names, shall we?

There were 1,238 players drafted.

Most popular last names: Smith (13), Johnson (12), Jones (9).

Most popular first names: Michael (29), Tyler (23), Ryan (23).

Longest last name: (Alfredo) Escalera-Maldonado (17 letters plus one hyphen.  Yes, that would be a MLB record for longest last name if he made the Majors).

Shortest last name: (Jeremy) Sy, (Daniel) Oh (2 letters).

Longest first name: 12 different players named Christopher.

Shortest first name: Bo (2 players), DJ (3), LJ (1), RJ (1), MP (1), Ty (5).

Alliterative names: 98 players, as follows:

Carlos Correa
Byron Buxton
Albert Almora
David Dahl
D.J. Davis
Clint Coulter
Barrett Barnes
Walker Weickel
Mason Melotakis
Sam Selman
Jamie Jarmon
Austin Aune
Tyrone Taylor
Anthony Alford
Rio Ruiz
B.J. Boyd
Brandon Brennan
Alec Asher
Andrew Aplin
Max Muncy
Blake Brown
Rob Refsnyder
Seth Streich
Jordan John
Fred Ford
Eduardo Encinosa
Kyle Kraus
Austin Adams
Richie Rodriguez
Steven Schils
Michael Miller
Alex Azor
Matthew Milroy
William Waltrip
Mike Meyers
Keone Kela
Wade Wass
Hunter Haynes
Michael Morin
Sam Stafford
Mike Morin
Tyler Tewell
Vincent Voiro
Dayton Dawe
Ronnie Richardson
Maxwell Moroff
Melvin Mercedes
Landon Lassiter
Hayden Hurst
Stefan Sabol
Derek De Young
Paul Paez
Ryan Ripken
Andrew Anderson
Robert Ravago
Shae Simmons
Holden Helmink
D.J. Driggers
Kale Kiser
Reid Redman
Coby Cowgill
Michael Mason
Daniel Duran
Chad Carman
Cameron Cox
Justin Jones
Mason McVay
Steven Sabatino
Christopher Capper
Mark McCoy
Jacob Johansen
JUSTIN Jackson
Fernando Fernandez-Beltran
Robert Russell
Philip Pohl
Blake Barnes
Shelby Stevens
Raphael Rhymes
Bryan Bonnell
Shawn Stuart
Vance Vizcaino
Michael Mudron
Mike McQuillan
Chris Carlson
Jordan Jankowski
Ryan Rand
Chris Cowell
Jake Jefferies
Eric Erickson
Chad Christensen
Pedro Pizarro
Michael Martinez
Brandon Bayardi
Braden Bishop
Clayton Crum
Daniel Devonshire
Zarley Zalewski

Other fun names not already mentioned:

Breland Almadova
Taylor Ard
Dakota Bacus
Cory Bafidis
Kayvon Bahramzadeh
Travis Ballew
Chris Barczycowski
D.J. Baxendale
Anthony Bemboom
Skye Bolt
Levi Borders
Torsten Boss
Cory Bostjancic
Lance Breedlove
Anthony Bucciferro
Walker Buehler
John Bushyhead
Saxon Butler
Ty Buttrey
Patrick Cantwell
Justin Chigbogu
Kyle Cody
M.P. Cokinos
Iseha Conklin
Matt Creech
Douglas Crumlich
Jose Cuas
Mike Dodig
Ryan Dull
Brock Dykxhoorn
Jonathan Dziedzic
Zachariah Edgington
Max Foody
Jason Forjet
Nicholas Goody
Louis Head
C.J. Hinojosa
Will Hurt
Taylor Kaczmarek
Erich Knab
Jason Leblebijian
Andrew Leenhouts
Phildrick Llewellyn
Ryan Longstreth
Kieran Lovegrove
Damien Magnifico
Joseph Mantiply
Craig Manuel
D’vone McClure
Jamodrick McGruder
Dodson McPherson
Anthony Melchionda
Chad Nacapoy
Joshua Nervis
John Niggli
Yogey Perez-Ramos
Joshua Pigg
Stephen Piscotty
Daniel Poncedeleon
Cody Poteet
Avain Rachal
Bijan Rademacher
Jasvir Rakkar
Brian Rauh
Fernelys Sanchez
Max Schrock
Eric Semmelhack
John Sgromolo
Rusty Shellhorn
Kwinton Smith
Mallex Smith
Zebulon Sneed
Drew Steckenrider
Jeb Stefan
River Stevens
Lee Stoppelman
Ross Stripling
DeJohn Suber
Rustin Sveum
Dansby Swanson
Alexander Swim
Austen Thrailkill
Maxx Tissenbaum
Damek Tomscha
Evan Van Hoosier
Tyler Vanderheiden
Hunter Virant
Dalton Von Schamann
Kyle Von Tungeln
Michael Wacha
Jacob Waguespack
Zakery Wasilewski
Jeffrey Wendelken
Marc Wik
Jesse Winker
Hunter Wood
Michael Yastrzemski
Mike Zunino

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Fun with the names in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft

  1. Mike B says:

    Great list, but where is Storm Throne?

    P.S. Tailor-made nickname: Jeffrey “Wavin’ ” Wendelken

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