Again, been a while since I've done one of these. But after finding who Edwin Encarnacion shared his rookie card with, I just had to include Hugh Quattlebaum:
That last name is too awesome. Lengthy, has a Q in it, and sounds goofy as hell. And his first name is Hugh, which is often used in name jokes to mean "huge." So it's sort of like he's got a huge quattlebaum. Not that I have any idea what that would entail, but clearly the name is worthy of GSNHOF consideration.
As for Quattlebaum's past, it was damn good when he was in High School/College in Massachusetts. His high school years at Andover included being the best soccer, basketball, and baseball player in school, topped off with a "hugh" senior year where he led his team to the League Championship. Quattlebaum then matriculated to Amherst College, where he hit .361 over 4 years, including .422 in his senior season. Quattlebaum also played a little basketball at Amherst as well.
The majors were less kind, as a 25th round selection and .301/.386/.392 first year in the NYPL gave way to averages in the .100's and little to no power. By 2004 Quattlebaum was out of the league. But he'll always be remembered in Andover/Amherst for his great contributions to several sports there. And he'll always be remembered by Edwin Encarnacion fans and great name enthusiasts as the guy with a wacky last name on a top prospects card.
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