One of the best parts of the MLB Draft is that every year 30 clubs select players for 40 rounds. Over 1,200 players will be selected on a yearly basis, and when you add 1,200 new names you are bound to find some good names.
This year is no different than any other year, and here are 30 of the best names in the 2018 MLB Draft.
Note that some of the names aren’t pronounced in the way they’re being used here.
30.Eric Cole, OF, Arkansas
Who knew our new editor was so talented that he’d be taken in the 2018 draft?
29.Kingston Liniak, OF, California HS
This speedy outfielder has a unique name.
28.Trevor Tinder, RHP, Georgia
Had to swipe right on this name even though he likely doesn’t get drafted.
27.Bryce Montes De Oca, RHP, Missouri
Montes De Oca is a big flamethrower with an exotic name.
26.Noah Song, RHP, Navy
This one would have been much higher if his first name was Brian.
25.Vinny Tosti, OF, California HS
This is the first of many names which bring to mind food or beverage.
24.Trenton Toplikar, RHP, UC Riverside
Presented without comment to keep it clean.
23.JT Ginn, RHP, Mississippi HS
As if having a Beer in this draft wasn’t enough.
22.Oraj Anu, OF, Alabama JUCO
A member of the 2017 class as well, Oraj isn’t a new member to these lists. You see what I did there.
21.Sean Hjelle, RHP, Kentucky
This one is pronounced as “Jelly.”
20.Steele Walker, OF, Oklahoma
Steele Walker just feels like it would be the name of a character from an action movie.
19.Noah Naylor, C/3B, Canada HS
A catcher with a strong arm with the last name of Naylor is just too good to pass up.
18.Jordan Groshans, 3B, Texas HS
This is one of those names that sounds like something else.
17.Brock Deatherage, OF, NC State
This just looks like the name of a future WWE character.
16.Kumar Rocker, RHP, Georgia HS
The name Kumar always reminds me of the Harold & Kumar movie series, and for such an intimidating mound presence to have the last name Rocker it just fits.
15.Gunner Halter, RHP/INF, Oklahoma JUCO
This is actually the son of former big leaguer Shane Halter. However when you add Gunner in front of the last name, it definitely gets on the best name list.
14.Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita State
A power hitter with the last name Bohm is just too perfect.
13.Rayne Supple, RHP, Wake Forest
This one doesn’t even sound real.
12.Cre Finfrock, RHP, Central Florida
Cre Finfrock is just such a different name that it immediately stops you as you see it for the first time.
11.Osiris Johnson, SS, California HS
This kid happens to be one of my favorite players in the draft regardless of name, but you can’t overlook how great the name is.
10.Coco Montes, SS, South Florida
How can anyone not find room on a list like this for a guy named Coco?
9.Seth Beer, OF/1B, Clemson
We already had JT Ginn. Whoever gets Seth Beer is likely to sell a lot of extra jerseys when he gets to the big leagues.
8.Edmond Americaan, OF, Florida JUCO
This name sounds more like an alias than anything.
7.Jon India, 3B, Florida
See above with Edmond Americaan...except Jon India definitely gives you some Ron Mexico flashbacks.
6.Gio Dingcong, OF, St. Thomas Aquinas
Here’s another name that doesn’t sound real, but the D2 slugger has had a great college career.
5.Blaze Alexander, SS/RHP, Florida HS
One of the coolest names in the draft, Blaze Alexander also has a special arm.
4.Al Pesto, RHP, Duke
Yet another food and beverage related name, this time Al Pesto.
3.Travis Swaggerty, OF, South Alabama
There are so many great Swag nicknames for one of the top players in this year’s draft.
2.Lars Nootbaar, OF, USC
Another name that’s not exactly new, but you just can’t get over how different and great it is.
1.Handsome Monica, C, UL Lafayette
When your name is Handsome Monica you probably get used to these lists, as the Louisiana Lafayette catcher has been drafted hefore.