“Spoonerized” Top 101 MLB Prospect Names

A “spoonerism” is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched (see metathesis) between two words in a phrase.  They are named for Reverend William Archibald Spooner.  These spoonerisms included “it is kisstomary to cuss the bride,” “The Lord is a shoving leopard,” and the classic: “Mardon me padom, you are occupewing my pie. May I sew you to another sheet?”

Now, in the baseball Twitterverse, spoonerisms of player’s names seem to crop up as an insult, when that player does something  . . . umm . . . not too good.  Or when folks are just being a bit silly, like this recent stream of tweets by Friend of the VORG, Andrew Padyk:

Andrew Padyk @andrewpadyk

Helix Fernandez

Andrew Padyk @andrewpadyk

Pichael Mineda

Andrew Padyk @andrewpadyk

Ravid Dobertson

Andrew Padyk @andrewpadyk

Vustin Jerlander

Andrew Padyk @andrewpadyk

Hatt Marvey

Andrew Padyk @andrewpadyk

The VORG loves spoonerisms too, and offers you this “spoonerized” list of the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects:

Original Spoonerized
Arismendy Alcantara Alismendy Arcantara
Jorge Alfaro Arge Jofaro
Miguel Almonte Aiguel Malmonte
Albert Almora Almert Albora
Mark Appel Ark Mappel
Javier Baez Bavier Jaez
Matt Barnes Batt Marnes
Josh Bell Bosh Jell
Jose Berrios Bose Jerrios
Christian Bethancourt Bristian Cethancourt
Jesse Biddle Besse Jiddle
Xander Bogaerts Bander Xogaerts
Jorge Bonifacio Borge Jonifacio
Jackie Bradley Backie Jadley
Archie Bradley Barchie Adley
Kris Bryant Bris Kryant
Dylan Bundy Bylan Dundy
Eddie Butler Beddie Eutler
Byron Buxton Buron Byxton
Nick Castellanos Cick Nastellanos
Garin Cecchini Carin Gecchini
Michael Choice Cichael Mhoice
A.J. Cole C.J. Aole
Carlos Correa Corlos Carrea
Kyle Crick Cryle Kyick
David Dahl Dahid Davhl
Travis d’Arnaud Dravis T’Arnaud
Matt Davidson Datt Mavidson
Hunter Dozier Dunter Hozier
C.J. Edwards E.J. Cedwards
Phillip Ervin Erillip Phirvin
Wilmer Flores Filmer Wilores
Mike Foltynewicz Fike Moltynewicz
Maikel Franco Faikel Maranco
Clint Frazier Flint Crazier
Max Fried Fax Maried
Joey Gallo Goey Jallo
Kevin Gausman Gevin Kausman
Lucas Giolito Gucas Liolito
Tyler Glasnow Gyler Tylasnow
Chi-Chi Gonzalez Ghi-Ghi Conzalez
Brian Goodwin Grian Boodwin
Jonathan Gray Gonathan Joray
Billy Hamilton Hilly Bamilton
Hunter Harvey Hanter Hurvey
Andrew Heaney Handrew Ananey
Austin Hedges Hestin Audges
Erik Johnson Jorik Erhnson
Pierce Johnson Jierce Pohnson
Nick Kingham Kick Ningham
Zach Lee Lach Zee
Francisco Lindor Lancisco Findor
Sean Manaea Mean Sanaea
Reese McGuire Meese ReGuire
Austin Meadows Mestin Audows
Alex Meyer Meex Alyer
Adalberto Mondesi Modalberto Adndesi
Colin Moran Molin Coran
Rougned Odor Odougned Rodor
Jake Odorizzi Odake Jadorizzi
Henry Owens Owenry Hewens
Chris Owings Owris Chwings
James Paxton Pames Jaxton
Joc Pederson Poc Jederson
D.J. Peterson P.J. Deterson
Josmil Pinto Posmil Jinto
Stephen Piscotty Piephen Siscotty
Gregory Polanco Pregory Golanco
Alexander Reyes Relexander Aleyes
Eduardo Rodriguez Roduardo Edriguez
Enny Romero Rony Enmero
Eddie Rosario Rodie Edsario
Addison Russell Rudison Adssell
Gary Sanchez Sary Ganchez
Aaron Sanchez Saron Anchez
Miguel Sano Siguel Mano
Luis Sardinas Suis Lardinas
Jonathan Schoop Sconathan Jochoop
Corey Seager Sorey Ceager
Braden Shipley Shaden Bripley
Lucas Sims Sucas Lims
Jonathan Singleton Sonathan Jingleton
Jorge Soler Sorge Joler
George Springer Sorge Geringer
Robert Stephenson Stobert Rephenson
Kohl Stewart Sohl Kewart
Marcus Stroman Starcus Maroman
Blake Swihart Slake Bwihart
Noah Syndergaard Soah Nyndergaard
Jameson Taillon Tameson Jaillon
Raimel Tapia Taimel Rapia
Oscar Taveras Tacar Osveras
Lewis Thorpe Thewis Lehorpe
Alberto Tirado Tilberto Alrado
Julio Urias Ulio Jurias
Yordano Ventura Vordano Yentura
Taijuan Walker Wijuan Yalker
Nick Williams Wick Nilliams
Matt Wisler Watt Misler
Kolten Wong Wolten Kong
Kyle Zimmer Zyle Kimmer

 

 

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