Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fake Player Names

Every year there are players not in the MLB Players Association that are masked with fake names. Most prospects are already in the game under such fake names. They usually have the same initials, but more importantly their age, height, weight, and bat/throw arms should match up with their real life counterpart.

There are exceptions to the initials rule, which occasionally makes it difficult to figure out who a player is. One player in the FA pool who stands out is "Lee Choo". Lee Choo = Kenji Johjima, the former Mariner catcher that went back to Japan (you can even see that his birth country is Japan when you edit him).

Can you guys come up with any? Post them here and let's get as complete a list as we can.

10 comments:

Justin said...

James Hunter=Jason Heyward

Rashidi said...

What team?

Justin said...

Gwinnet Braves. He is rated 64, but i think he should be high 70's because of his number 1 prospect status and the likelihood that he will be the Braves opening day right fielder.

Anonymous said...

adam buja and steve young were both alias' for barry bonds.

Mr. Glass said...

Anyway we can get a list of the top prospects who are in the game under fake names? That way we can just change the names. Also anymore well known players like Kenji that you know are under fake names?

Anonymous said...

i cant for the life of me figure out who on the Orioles minor league roster is supposed to be Josh Bell (3B S/R). I've managed to figure out who was (1B L/L) Brandon Snyder = Bateman...and even Rhyne Hughes (1B R/L) but i cant remember his default name off the top of my head right now. can anyone help me out here? The best 3rd base prospect i see on the orioles has a potential of 64!!! J.Bell is a top prospect in the MLB and is pretty powerful from the leftside of the plate, these 3B suck!!! Also Jake Arrieta, Baltimores 4th young pitcher who will probably be called up sometime after the 40 man opens up this year...cant find him either ;[

Anonymous said...

alex sapida is henry sosa. its weird because he has a picture and hes never been in a major league game before. He is in the giants system. Kanekoa Heap is Destin Hood. He also has a picture. He is in the Nationals organization. I can't think of there fake names but Richie Sexson and Fabio Castro have pictures and fake names as well. Castro is in the red sox organization and im not sure about sexson.

Rashidi said...

Thanks, this is pretty useful information. Hadn't noticed they still had pictures... I'm sure their agents would find that interesting.

Anonymous said...

Bob Dixon = Brendan Donnelly
Bob Logan = Brad Lincoln
Jason Tillman = Jose Tabata

Donelly is masked because he was a replacement player, I think.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to edit these names? I cant seem to figure out how?