Friday, July 13, 2012

3 Rays in minors' oddest name competition

The Rays have three players in minor league baseball's annual weirdest name competition. Not much is expected of the three in the NCAA tournament-style 64-name elimination bracket.

Princeton outfielder Granden Goetzman is the highest-seeded Ray. He's ninth in his bracket, faces Sacramento first baseman Kila Ka'aihue in the first round. Top-seeded Duke von Schamann, a Great Lakes pitcher, awaits, assuming he beats Staten Island infielder Danny Oh. (And doesn't Duke get every advantage in these situations?)

Bowling Green infielder Juniel Querecuto is an 11 seed with Spokane third baseman Smerling Lantigua as his first-round competition.

Charlotte outfielder Mikie Mahtook was saddled with a 13 seed and a matchup with Peoria outfielder Taiwan Easterling.

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