Reds hat The Reds wear special hats for the 4th of July Weekend during the MLB National League game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, July 2, 2021. An RBI double scoring two runs off the bat of Joey Votto secured the win for the Reds. Chicago Cubs At Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds signed an international prospect on Tuesday that has a name pegged perfectly for baseball, and fans have quickly begun to take notice of the name.

Longtime MLB outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is perhaps the most memorable Japanese baseball player in the history of the sport, playing in the major leagues for 19 seasons.

Former All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó is also amongst the greatest players at his position in the history of the sport, making eight All-Star games over the course of his 17-year MLB career.

The Reds may be getting the best of both worlds, as they announced the signing of 18-year-old Mexican infielder Ichiro Cano Hernández on Tuesday.

The last name Hernandez also has a long lineage throughout MLB history, whether that be perennial All-Stars such as “King” Felix Hernandez or “El Duque” Orlando Hernández amongst many other players with the last name.

With a name like Ichiro Cano Hernández, fans certainly believe that the 18-year-old prospect could be a star in the making.

It truly is a shame that it wasn’t the Seattle Mariners that took a chance on this young prospect considering Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Canó, and Felix Hernández are some of the most prominent players in the history of the organization.

On the other hand, this also allows Ichiro Cano Hernández the opportunity to make his own mark in the MLB considering none of the three Mariners legends ever played for the Reds over the course of their respective careers.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.