March Moniker Madness 2013

Hello there hoops-loving baseball fans and welcome back to another go-around of March Moniker Madness, where we seek to identify the player with the best name in the Majors.

Last year we filtered through 512 names to get down to the eventual winner.  This year, due to blogmistress time constraints, we are starting with 32.  (yes yes I know)

But these 32 are special in that they either were players who made their MLB debut during 2012 or are on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects for 2013.  So its kind of a hybrid of last year’s tourney and MiLB.com’s best name’s tourney.

Our opening round matchups will be active through Sunday afternoon.  Be sure to vote in all 16 of these!

WEST

  • Yasiel Puig (80%, 45 Votes)
  • Kyle Crick (20%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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  • Jurickson Profar (64%, 36 Votes)
  • Bubba Starling (36%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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  • DiDi Gregorius (71%, 40 Votes)
  • Jedd Gyorko (29%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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  • Yoenis Cespedes (58%, 32 Votes)
  • Yasmani Grandal (42%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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SOUTH

  • Kolten Wong (55%, 30 Votes)
  • Norichika Aoki (45%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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  • Gorkys Hernandez (69%, 37 Votes)
  • Michael Wacha (31%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

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  • Andrelton Simmons (55%, 30 Votes)
  • Tyler Pastornicky (45%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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  • Arodys Vizcaino (56%, 29 Votes)
  • Jake Odorizzi (44%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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NORTH

  • Adeiny Hechavarria (71%, 37 Votes)
  • Jameson Taillon (29%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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  • Brian Omogrosso (63%, 33 Votes)
  • Manny Machado (37%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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  • Drew Smyly (54%, 29 Votes)
  • Avisail Garcia (46%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

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  • L.J. Hoes (60%, 31 Votes)
  • Taijuan Walker (40%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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EAST

  • Xander Bogaerts (69%, 36 Votes)
  • Melky Mesa (31%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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  • Noah Syndergaard (52%, 27 Votes)
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis (48%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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  • Jeurys Familia (60%, 31 Votes)
  • Slade Heathcott (40%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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  • Jordany Valdespin (71%, 39 Votes)
  • Travis d'Arnaud (29%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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8 Responses to March Moniker Madness 2013

  1. Not only has the game itself been kept alive by Latin players, the name competition has as well

  2. Justin Leites says:

    L.J.’s full name is “Jerome O’Bryan Hoes”, which I also find charming.

  3. People, Gyorko is pronounced “jerk-o.” I assume from his poor showing that most of the voters thus far aren’t aware of that.

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  5. Looby says:

    When will the word blogmistress get added to the Scrabble dictionary? Like it!!!

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