There's a ton of names to play with when wandering through the 2011 MLB Draft tracker in the aftermath of Wednesday's final round. With thousands of prospects taken, there's always interesting stories to be found or names that just stand out. The following are a few of the latter, with regards to the Seattle Mariners, and are inspired by Jeff Sullivan's work at Baseball Nation, where he put together the best names in the 2011 MLB Draft.
With that in mind, here's some fun with the Mariners draft picks.
Cavan Cohoes, SS, Patch HS, No. 273. I don't know what it is, but his name just rolls off the tongue. Also similar to Coho salmon, which feels very Northwest.
Jack Marder, C, Oregon, No. 483. I was hoping that 'a' in his last name would be a 'u', which would make it an awesome name for a catcher.
Cory Scammell, LF, St. Francis Xavier HS, No. 1053. For some reason, I don't trust a man with Scammell as a last name.
Jeremy Null, RHP, Bunker Hill HS, No. 1153. The nerd in me wonders if his last name is a result of a draft tracker error.
Maxx Catapano, RHP, Lee U, No. 1383. I just like the two x's in Maxx.
Max Krakowiak, RHP, Fordham, No. 1443. Clearly two x's are better than one.
Andrew Grifol, 1B, Santa Fe CC, No. 1473. There's always one player taken who's related to a front office member in every draft. Always. This year it's the younger brother of Pedro Grifol, the Mariners director of minor league operations (H/T Christian Caple at the PI).