Major league teams don't draft by how cool and unusual a player's name is, but if they did it that way in 2014, this is what the top 10 would look like starting Thursday night:
4. Chicago Cubs: Cisco Factor, OF, Seminole St. College. Isn't supposed to be a factor in the first few rounds, but you can never discount the Sisqo Factor among the thongs — er, throngs — of draftees.
5. Minnesota Twins: Chase Corn, OF, Erskine College. An outfielder chases the ball. He catches a can of corn. It's so perfect. He also gets points for attending a college named Erskine, which probably isn't named for former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine. Already has major league eyebrows.
7. Philadelphia Phillies: Mat Batts, LHP, UNC Wilmington. Pitches, of course — ruining the whole "Batts" thing — but he pitches in the same rotation as Blaze Tart.
8. Colorado Rockies: Cre Finfrock, RHP, Martin County (Fla.) H.S. Not a big kid, but he's got a first and last name combo that has to be unique for all time. Linguistically impossible to say "Cre Finfrock" 10 times fast without messing up.
9. New York Mets: Nigel Nootbaar, RHP, USC. This year's Kirk Saarloos, for you double vowel/Moneyball nerds. You also can't beat the USC lineage, which has produced many a major leaguer.
10. Toronto Blue Jays: Scott Blewett, RHP, Baker (New York) H.S. A likely first- or second-rounder who already has committed to St. John's, you've got root for this guy just because his last name presumes so much. Would make a perfect choice as a closer.
"You had your chance and you (NSFW) BLEWWWWWW IT!"
HONORABLE MENTION: Aaron Bummer, LHP, Nebraska. Just don't expect too much and you won't be let down.
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