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NAIA BASEBALL PLAYERS DRAFTED BY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

San Diego PadresSAN DIEGO PADRES picks

Chris Mattison – Southeastern University Fire 

Will Solomon – Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzlies

Luis Anguizola – Loyola (LA) University Wolfpack

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2015’s NAIA PLAYERS DRAFTED BY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

It’s once again time for Balladeer’s Blog’s annual ritual of listing NAIA college baseball players taken in the MLB draft.

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Taylor Hearn to the Washington Nationals     ###      Kelvin Rivas to the Miami Marlins     ###      Keach Ballard to the Houston Astros     ###

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SEVENTY-SIX NAIA AND CCCAA BASEBALL PLAYERS TAKEN IN 2013 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DRAFT

It’s that time of year again! Time to cover the list of college baseball players drafted from some of the divisions covered by Balladeer’s Blog and present their Official Balladeer’s Blog Nicknames. As always these nicknames are purely tongue-in-cheek and bear no resemblance to any actual nicknames ever applied to these players.

Lee FlamesNAIA – The LEE UNIVERSITY FLAMES led the NAIA with five players selected: Myles “O’Keefe” Smith – Boston Red Sox   ###   Jose Samayoa, “The Right-Handed Throwa” – Texas Rangers   ###   Andy “Hollywood” Hills – Milwaukee Brewers   ###   “Clobberin'” Clint Terry – also Milwaukee   ###   And Alex “One Lee Player” Moore – also Milwaukee.

LCULUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CHAPARRALS – LCU had four players selected: Fabian “Civis Romanus Sum” Roman – Cinci Reds   ###   Christian “The Bad CV” Vasquez – Toronto Blue Jays   ###   Jace “The Ace” Chancellor – San Diego Padres   ###   And Derek “The Domino” Loera – Tampa Bay Rays Continue reading

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44 NAIA COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYERS TAKEN IN 2012 MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT

 It’s once again time for Balladeer’s Blog’s annual ritual of listing NAIA college baseball players taken in the MLB draft. The Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds (logo at left) are among the teams who had players drafted.

An added perk (?) of being covered here is the assignment of Official Balladeer’s Blog Nicknames, the kind of nicknames nobody has ever used for these players (or will again) to the best of my knowledge. THE BEST IS THE LAST ON THE LIST

LEE UNIVERSITY FLAMES – Kris “Kids In The” Hall – to the A’s  ***  Patrick “Machine Gun” Merkling – to the Marlins  ***  “Volatile” Vincent Spilker – to the Diamondbacks  ***  Andy “Whatchoo Talkin’ ‘Bout” Hillis – to the Cardinals  ***  Jorge “The Blue Jay” Saez – to the Blue Jays

OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS – Dane “The Screwdriver” Phillips – to the Padres  ***  “Fillibuster” Blake Schwarz – to the Nationals  ***  “Manta” Miguel Beltran – to the Rays  ***  Chad “Bizet’s” Carman – to the Phillies  ***

FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY SUNBIRDS – Michael “Teenage Caveman” Vaughn – to the Marlins  ***  “Smart” Alec Mehrten – to the Rockies  ***

ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM – Keith Continue reading

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FORTY-SIX NAIA BASEBALL PLAYERS SELECTED IN 2011 MLB DRAFT

Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions Baseball Stadium

 It’s time for a tradition I started last summer – announcing which baseball players from NAIA colleges got selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. If you have dreams of playing in the Majors, NAIA schools are just as much a stepping stone as the other divisions of college sports.

As with last year’s list, the nicknames I give to the players on this list are, to the best of my knowledge, purely my own kidding invention and any resemblance to actual nicknames applied to these players is strictly coincidental … and I’m sure they’re eternally grateful for that fact.

“Orion” Ryan O’Sullivan – Oklahoma City Stars – to the Dodgers

Jesse “James” Darrah – Continue reading

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