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The best names in the 2018 MLB Draft

Names are a powerful thing. Some believe they shape your future. Others believe knowing a demon's name gives you power over them. And still others like to change them to things like iPhone 7

This is not that. These are the best, funniest and strangest names that you may hear called during the 2018 MLB Draft.

Here are nine of the best from MLB Pipeline's Top 200 prospects, so you should look forward to hearing their name (or buying their jersey if they've already been popped): 

1. Travis Swaggerty

2. Seth Beer

3. Kumar Rocker

4. Steele Walker

5. Blaze Alexander

6. Greyson Jenista

7. Ford Proctor 

8. Terrin Vavra

9. Osiris Johnson

But with almost 1,500 players about to be picked this year, there are many, many more names out there. Here those are, helpfully sorted into a variety of categories for easy browsing. 

The most patriotic man in America

Edmond Americaan

Based on the movie

Zach Argo

No shirt, no shoes

Matt Barefoot

He's very good

Tyler Best

Logan Bravo

A little crooked

Keyshawn Askew

Take to the seas

Dennis Boatman

Two-sport star

Hunter Bowling


Kyle Bradish

Derrick Cherry

RJ Coffee

Micah Coffey

Casey Legumina

Scott Kapers

Coco Montes

Always a bridegroom, never a 

Jonah Bride

A fond farewell

Garrett Bye

Daniel Bies

Another word for a hip check

AJ Bumpass

Soap opera character

Jacob Cantleberry

Braxton Cottongame

Gage Canning

Metal Band

Brock Deatherage

Not a person, but a new coffee bar & eatery

Cooper Coldiron

Lars Nootbaar

Best dude at ultimate

Matt Frisbee

Definitely not four kids in a trenchcoat

Wyatt Olds

Get jacked

Jax Biggers

One specific team should definitely draft them

Boston Mabeaus

Angel Tiburico

Off-brand arcade games

Tarik Skubal

A Game of Thrones Character

Conor Joffrion

Alex Royalty

A Star Wars Character

Oraj Anu

Keylan Killgore

Yusniel Padrom-Artilles

Should be a magician

Antoine Mistico

When you love Mike Trout, but you're also thirsty

Michael Trautwein

Gunnar Troutwine

Music to my ears

Jordan Lala

Elijah Birdsong

Matt Kroon

Justin Lutes

D.J. Artis

Bubba Sangster

Just the best name

Tyler O'Clair

How much Burt?

Max Burt

Worst Tinder response

JK Love

Taylor Motter's real name

Rian Haire

Great '90s movie

Derek Craft

When you have a killer six-pack

Abdiel Layer

Human projection system

Nathanial Pecota

Seemingly born to play baseball

Coy Cobb

Rook Ellington

James Outman

Cole Winn

Action hero

O'Neal Lochridge

Dazon Cole

Blaine Knight

Is there a doctor in the house?

MD Johnson

John Irving's A Prayer for

Owen Meaney

Awesome alliteration

Brendon Bickleman

Ronnie Rossomando

Olajide Oloruntimelehin

Just fun to say

Cre Finfrock

Daniel Sprinkle

Rayne Supple

Eli Lingos

Kam'ron Mays-Hunt

Zach Goberville

Kameron Guangorena

Elijah Pleasants

What a judge does

Holden Laws

The extra 't' is for extra smarts

Chase Smartt

Social media superstar

Sam Tweedt

Darius Vines