NAIA BASEBALL PLAYERS TAKEN IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT IN 2014

Balladeer’s Blog’s annual tradition of giving a shoutout to the several dozen NAIA college baseball players who were selected by Major League Baseball teams in the draft continues. I’m also continuing my tradition of bestowing Official Balladeer’s Blog Nicknames on them.

OklahomaCityStarsOKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS –

Chris “Captain” Pike – Tampa Bay Rays      *****     “Bad Boy” Brad Wieke – New York Mets     *****     Michael “Sergeant” Nolan – Oakland A’s

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georgia gwinnettGEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE GRIZZLIES –

John “The Fiddler” Fidanza – Arizona Diamondbacks     *****     “Grandpa” Zeke McGranahan – Baltimore Orioles     *****     Tyler “The Bad TC” Carpenter – Los Angeles Angels

OklahomaBaptist-_Bison_150pOKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON –

Julian “Weather Wizard” Merryweather – Cleveland Indians     *****     Matt “The MP” Page – Washington Nationals     *****     Osvaldo “The Ozmeister” Vela

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San Diego Christian College HawksSAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE HAWKS –

Gabe “The Hammer” Hemmer – Detroit Tigers     *****     Cade “The Gottafather” Gotta – Tampa Bay Rays     *****     “Joltin” Joey Aquino – Toronto Bluejays  

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lcsc_logo1LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE WARRIORS –

“Commando” Cody Lavalli – Los Angeles Angels     *****     Cody “CC” Chartrand – Texas Rangers

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Embry-Riddle EaglesEMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES

“Dangerous” Daniel Poncedeleon – Saint Louis Cardinals     *****     Darryl “Gotham” Knight – New York Mets

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Bellevue BruinsBELLEVUE (NE) UNIVERSITY BRUINS –

Brennan “King” Henry – Kansas City Royals     *****     “Killer” Kyle Kinman – Atlanta Braves

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St Thomas (Fl) Bobcats logoSAINT THOMAS (FL) UNIVERSITY BOBCATS –

Emilio “EO-Eleven” Ogando – Kansas City Royals     *****     Edwin “The Madman” Medina – Houston Astros

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Faulkner U Eagles logoFAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES –

Jay “The Goose” Gause – Houston Astros    *****     Thomas “Touchdown” Dorminy (Because his initials are TD, even though touchdowns are in football) – San Diego Padres

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TABORBluejayBlue-webTABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS –

Jacob “Spider-Jake” Webb – Atlanta Braves

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Concordia (OR) CavaliersCONCORDIA (OR) UNIVERSITY CAVALIERS –

Blake “Bodacious BD” Drake – Saint Louis Cardinals

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tennessee wesleyan collegeTENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS –

Tyler “The Smiler” Wilson – San Diego Padres

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southeastern university fireSOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE –

“Firebrand” Bryan Muniz – Houston Astros

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 Auburn Montgomery WarhawksAUBURN UNIVERSITY AT MONTGOMERY WARHAWKS (formerly the Senators) –

Trevor “Urban” Sprowl – Atlanta Braves

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acu firestormARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM –

Ryan “The Roastmaster” Jones – Chicago White Sox

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brewtonparkerBREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE BARONS –

Evin “Emperor E” Enhardt – Chicago White Sox

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Saint xavier university cougars new logoUNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS COUGARS –

Jacob “Fighting Jake” Butler – Detroit Tigers

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cumberland-logoCUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS (National Champions) – 

“Jovial” Josciel Veras – Cincinatti Reds

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Bacone Warriors logoBACONE COLLEGE WARRIORS –

Timothy “Strawberry” Hill – Kansas City Royals

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 concordia (ca) eaglesCONCORDIA (CA) UNIVERSITY EAGLES –

“Seumas” Keegan Yuhl – Houston Astros

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Fisher College (MA) FalconsFISHER COLLEGE FALCONS –

“Spastic” Spencer Hermann – Seattle Mariners

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Westmont College WarriorsWESTMONT (CA) COLLEGE WARRIORS –

Brandon “The Last Bee Gee” Gildea – Los Angeles Angels

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Houston Victoria JaguarsUNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON AT VICTORIA JAGUARS –

Andre “The Continental Woodsman” del Bosque – New York Yankees

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Peru State Bobcats logoPERU STATE COLLEGE BOBCATS –

“Dandy” Randy Santiesteban – Atlanta Braves

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7 responses to “NAIA BASEBALL PLAYERS TAKEN IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT IN 2014

  1. Man

    Many thanks for this put up! Some genuinely inspriational designs here. LC

  2. Rico

    Appreciate it! Congratulations to all these student athletes!

  3. Hung Tiz

    Lucky players!

  4. Rubin

    NAIA baseball is the best!

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