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Ranking The Top 50 Names In College Baseball

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Seth Beer

As the only person on the Baseball America staff whose last name rhymes with a fruit, I took it upon myself to gather and rank the 50 most impressive names in all of college baseball.

It wasn't easy.

Unlike other BA rankings, these rankings don't reflect players' skills, tools or stats—just names. There are hundreds of gems across the country, but these 50 stand out above the rest.

  1. Itchy Burts, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  2. Lars Nootbaar, Southern California
  3. Handsome Monica, Louisiana-Lafayette
  4. Zach Boop, Lehigh
  5. Kona Quiggle, Grand Canyon
  6. Seth Beer, Clemson
  7. Trenton Stoner, IPFW
  8. Spencer Brickhouse, East Carolina
  9. Tarik Skubal, Seattle
  10. Drew Gooch, Texas-Arlington
  11. Steele Walker, Oklahoma
  12. Al Pesto, Duke
  13. Rayne Supple, Wake Forest
  14. Trevor Tinder, Georgia
  15. Sam Tweedt, Oregon State
  16. Travis Swaggerty, South Alabama
  17. Brock Deatherage, N.C. State
  18. Burl Carraway, Dallas Baptist
  19. Layne Looney, Richmond
  20. Spencer Torkelson, Arizona State
  21. Shaddon Peavyhouse, Coastal Carolina
  22. Blaze Bohall, Nevada-Las Vegas
  23. Quinn Snarskis, Illinois
  24. Cullen Kafka, Oregon
  25. Emerson Hancock, Georgia
  26. Raven Beeman, UMBC
  27. Bobby Honeyman, Stony Brook
  28. Channing Nesbitt, Washington
  29. Declan Cronin, Holy Cross
  30. Satchel Jerzembeck, North Carolina
  31. Mojo Hagge, Nebraska
  32. Storme Cooper, Southern Miss
  33. Matt Frisbee, UNC-Greensboro
  34. Chad Plant, UC Santa Barbara
  35. Chandler Fidel, Arkansas-Little Rock
  36. Brandon Bonanno, Stony Brook
  37. Gunner Hellstrom, Nebraska
  38. Gaudencio Lucca, Texas Southern
  39. Rigsby Mosley, Troy
  40. Boyd Vander Kooi, Arizona State
  41. Logan Goodnight, Penn State
  42. Dallas Tessar, North Carolina
  43. T.J. Shook, South Carolina
  44. Wendell Champion II, Houston
  45. Harrison Goonewardene, Washington
  46. Brison Cronenbold, Nebraska
  47. Jason Ruffcorn, Texas A&M
  48. Drake Maningo, Seattle
  49. Octavien Moyer, Florida A&M
  50. Cruz Daddario, Cal State Northridge
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