Ranking College Baseball’s Top 50 Names In 2021

Image credit: Photo courtesy of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

For the fourth straight year, Baseball America is proud to present a list of the 50 best names in college baseball, and for the fourth straight year, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Itchy Burts tops the list.

Also back near the top of the list are Zacchaeus Rasberry of Presbyterian and Zebulon Vermillion of Arkansas, who also came in at Nos. 2 and 3 a year ago. Burts and Rasberry both took advantage of the NCAA’s eligibility relief last year to return for a fifth season of college baseball and another year of topping the best names list.

It’s important to be clear about what this list is and what this list isn’t. Talent, stats and prospect status have no bearing whatsoever. Everyone from All-Americans to little-used role players is represented. Rather, this list simply aims to present the 50 best names in college baseball.

  1.       Itchy Burts, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  2.       Zacchaeus Rasberry, Presbyterian
  3.       Zebulon Vermillion, Arkansas
  4.       D’Artagnan Padron, Texas Southern
  5.       Bubba Hubbard, East Tennessee State
  6.       Rojo Prairie, William & Mary
  7.       Mojo Hagge, Nebraska
  8.       Alaska Abney, Coastal Carolina
  9.       LuJames Groover III, Charlotte
  10.     Hambleton Oliver, Baylor
  11.   Roman Phansalkar, Oklahoma State
  12.   Couper Cornblum, Wichita State
  13.   Scotty Scott, Hawaii
  14.   Kragen Kechely, Dallas Baptist
  15.   Blake Beers, Michigan
  16.   Trevor Beer, UC Santa Barbara
  17.   Tiger Borom, Lipscomb
  18.   Socrates Bardatsos, Rider
  19.   Aristotle Peter, Western Kentucky
  20.   Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt
  21.   Shaddon Peavyhouse, Coastal Carolina
  22.   Gunner Hellstrom, Nebraska
  23.   Jackson O’Boy, UC Davis
  24.   Seth Sweet-Chick, Kansas
  25.   Vinny Bologna, Fresno State
  26.   Fox Semones, James Madison
  27.   Paddy McKermitt, Northern Illinois
  28.   Canyon McWilliams, Arkansas-Little Rock
  29.   Towns King, Samford
  30.   River Town, Dallas Baptist
  31.   River Ridings, Texas Christian
  32.   Easton Rhodehouse, Valparaiso
  33.   August Haymaker, Lipscomb
  34.   Carson McCusker, Oklahoma State
  35.   Jarrod Norcross Plourde, Hartford
  36.   Cullen Kafka, Oregon
  37.   Rykker Tom, Utah
  38.   Cassius Shy, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  39.   Padraig O’Shaughnessy, Youngstown State
  40.   Octavien Moyer, Florida A&M
  41.   Tyler Rando, Gonzaga
  42.   Bay Witcher, Troy
  43.   Jabronski Williams, Alabama State
  44.   Jack Delongchamps, George Mason
  45.   Orion Kerkering, South Florida
  46.   Sky-Lar Culver, Arkansas State
  47.   Sky Duff, Pittsburgh
  48.   Hamp Skinner, Samford
  49.   Patrick Tomfohrde, Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  50.   Javin Drake, Indiana State

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