2018 MLB Players Weekend Jersey Nicknames: Complete List

Written By:  •  Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Major League Baseball and the Players Association are once again allowing players to have a little more fun with what they wear when they take the field for a weekend in August. Players Weekend was introduced last season dressing teams up in colourful uniforms with player names replaced with nicknames or whatever a player wanted. You can take a look at all the 2018 Players Weekend team caps, jerseys, and socks here.

Here we’re focusing on the “nicknames” players opted to put on the back of their uniforms, this list provided by Major League Baseball could be updated between now and when the games are actually played the weekend of August 24th through 26th.

Shop for Players Weekend Caps and Jerseys Here

Where I could find it I included the reason for each nickname but from this list, most players just went with a variation of their last or first names; 45 players felt their last name was good enough, while 1 literally used “LAST NAME”. Two players use their Korean last names, and since it’s 2018, of course, there’s an Emoji jersey.

Arizona Diamondbacks
PlayerNicknameReason
Nick Ahmed“SLICK NICK”Variation of first name
Matt Andriese“DREEZY”
Alex Avila“PARKMAN”
Brad Boxberger“🎁🍔”Emojis for Box and Burger, idea via his wife
Archie Bradley“HOLLYWOOD”
Clay Buchholz“BUCK”Variation of last name
Andrew Chafin“THE SHERIFF”Via team broadcaster Steve Berthiaume
Patrick Corbin“CORBY”Variation of last name
Daniel Descalso“SCALS”Variation of last name
Jake Diekman“GUT IT OUT”
Jarrod Dyson“ZOOMBIYA”
Eduardo Escobar“EL DE LA PICA”
Zack Godley“BULL”From college, his demeanor on the mound
Paul Goldschmidt“GOLDY”Variation of last name
Zack Greinke“GREINKE”Last Name
Yoshihisa Hirano“YOSHI SAN”
Jon Jay“305 J”
Jake Lamb“LAMBO”Variation of last name
Ketel Marte“PIKE”Dominican Republic term for someone with swagger
Jeff Mathis“MATTY”Variation of last name
T.J. McFarland“RETURN OF THE MAC”
Shelby Miller“MILLZY”Variation of last name
John Ryan Murphy“CHOIR BOY”
David Peralta“FREIGHT TRAIN”
A.J. Pollock“POLLO”
Robbie Ray“BOB”Variation of first name
Steven Souza Jr.“SOUZ”Variation of last name
Taijuan Walker“TAI WEEZY”
Brad Ziegler“UNICORN”

 

 

Atlanta Braves
PlayerNicknameReason
Ronald Acuna Jr.“SABANERO SOY”
Ozzie Albies“PUCHI”
Jesse Biddle“JB”Initials
Brad Brach“B-RAD”Variation of First Name
Johan Camargo“JC”Initials
Shane Carle“SHUGGA”
Rhiner Cruz“CRUEZY”Variation of last name
Charlie Culberson“CULBY”Variation of last name
Adam Duvall“DUVY”Variation of last name
Ryan Flaherty“FLASH”
Tyler Flowers“MMBB”
Mike Foltynewicz“FOLTY”Variation of last name
Freddie Freeman“ANDREW”
Sam Freeman“FREEZY”Variation of last name
Max Fried“MAXIMUS”Variation of First Name
Kevin Gausman“GAUSY”Variation of last name
Ender Inciarte“GAME ENDER”
Luke Jackson“SKYWALKER”Reference to Luke Skywalker
Nick Markakis“TTT”
Brandon McCarthy“MAC”Variation of last name
A.J. Minter“MINT”Variation of last name
Sean Newcomb“NEWK”Variation of last name
Wes Parsons“PARSONS”Last Name
Jose Ramirez“RAMIREZ”Last Name
Anibal Sanchez“ALEJO”
Mike Soroka“ROCK”Variation of last name
Kurt Suzuki“ZUK”Variation of last name
Dansby Swanson“DANS”Variation of First Name
Julio Teheran“EL CABALLO DE OLAYA”
Jonny Venters“JV”Initials
Arodys Vizcaino“ARODYS”First Name
Dan Winkler“WINK”Variation of last name

 

 

Baltimore Orioles
PlayerNicknameReason
Pedro Araujo“EL MONTRO”
Tim Beckham“SWAGGY”
Richard Bleier“DICKIE B.”Variation of initials
Dylan Bundy“DILLY”Variation of first name
Cody Carroll“CC”Initials
Andrew Cashner“CASH”Variation of last name
Miguel Castro“VILLA HERMOSA”
Alex Cobb“COBB”Last Name
Chris Davis“CRUSH”
Paul Fry“PAPA FRITA”
Craig Gentry“GENT”Variation of last name
Mychal Givens“TONY”
Donnie Hart“D. HART”Variation of initials
David Hess“HESSER”Variation of last name
Adam Jones“LA GENTE”
Caleb Joseph“CALE”Variation of first name
Trey Mancini“BOOMER”
Jhan Marinez“LA ELECTRICIDAD”
Renato Nunez“TATO”
Jace Peterson“PETEY”Variation of last name
Evan Phillips“PHILLY”Variation of last name
Yefry Ramirez“EL VARÓN”
Joey Rickard“J-RICK”Variation of initials
Tanner Scott“SCOTTIE”Variation of last name
Mark Trumbo“TRUM”Variation of last name
Danny Valencia“SLUGGER”
Jonathan Villar“VILLI”Variation of last name
Steve Wilkerson“BREEZE”
Mike Wright Jr.“BIRD”
Austin Wynns“WINNIE”Variation of last name
Gabriel Ynoa“EL TIGUERE”

 

 

Boston Red Sox
PlayerNicknameReason
Matt Barnes“BARNACLES”Variation of last name
Andrew Benintendi“BENNY”Variation of last name
Mookie Betts“MOOKIE”First name
Xander Bogaerts“BOGIE”Variation of last name
Jackie Bradley Jr.“JBJ”Initials
Dan Butler“BUTLER”Last Name
Rafael Devers“CARITA”Means Baby Face, nickname from youth
Nathan Eovaldi“EVO”Variation of last name
Heath Hembree“HEATER HERE”Variation of last name
Marco Hernandez“MARKITO”Variation of first name
Brock Holt“BROCKSTAR”Twitter handle
Brian Johnson“BJ”Initials
Joe Kelly“JIMMY B”
Ian Kinsler“BOOTSIE”
Craig Kimbrel“DIRTY CRAIG”
Sandy Leon“NOAH”His first child
Austin Maddox“MADD DAWG”
J.D. Martinez“FLACO”
Mitch Moreland“2 – BAGS”Hit many doubles when first with Red Sox
Eduardo Nunez“NUNIE”Variation of last name
Steve Pearce“LATE LIGHTNING”
Dustin Pedroia“PEDEY”Variation of last name
Drew Pomeranz“BIG SMOOTH”
Rick Porcello“VEINTIDÓS”Wears number 22
David Price“SLIM DUNKIN”
Eduardo Rodriguez“EL GUALO”
Chris Sale“THE CONDUCTOR”From Dustin Pedroia who said a conductor punches tickets
Carson Smith“SMITTY”Variation of last name
Blake Swihart“SWI”Variation of last name
Tyler Thornburg“THORN”Variation of last name
Christian Vazquez“COLO”Instagram handle
Hector Velazquez“CABEZON”Big Head
Brandon Workman“WORK”Variation of last name
Steven Wright“KNUCKSIE”Knuckleballer, a tribute to Phil Niekro

 

 

Chicago Cubs
PlayerNicknameReason
Albert Almora Jr.“TICO”Nickname from mother
Anthony Bass“FISH”Last name is a type of fish
Javier Baez“EL MAGO”The Magician
David Bote“BOAT”Variation of last name
Kris Bryant“KB”Initials
Victor Caratini“VIC”Variation of first name
Tyler Chatwood“CHATTY”Variation of last name
Jesse Chavez“DADO”
Steve Cishek“SPEEDPASS”From his days as a gas station attendant
Willson Contreras“WILLY THE BEAST”
Yu Darvish“YU-SAN”A Japanese sign of respect
Brian Duensing“DEUCE”
Carl Edwards Jr.“STRINGBEAN SLINGER”Originated when playing for Spokane Indians
Cole Hamels“HOLLYWOOD”Via Howard & Rollins while in Minor Leagues
Justin Hancock“HERBIE”Reference to musician Herbie Hancock
Ian Happ“HAPPER”Variation of last name
Kyle Hendricks“HENDO”Variation of last name
Jason Heyward“J-HEY”Variation of initials
Brandon Kintzler“SALT”Because he’s salty
Tommy La Stella“LA STELLA”Forgot to submit the form on time
Jon Lester“LEFTHANDER”Throws left handed
Brandon Morrow“B MO”Variation of initials
Mike Montgomery“MONTY”Variation of last name
Jose Quintana“LELO”His brother’s nickname
Anthony Rizzo“TONY”Variation of first name
Randy Rosario“PELO FINO”Fine Hair
Addison Russell“ADDY”Variation of first name
Kyle Schwarber“SCHWARBS”Variation of last name
Drew Smyly“SMILES”Variation of last name
Pedro Strop“STROPY”Variation of last name
Justin Wilson“J WILLY”Variation of initials
Ben Zobrist“ZORILLA”Via Joe Maddon during their time in Tampa Bay

 

 

Chicago White Sox
PlayerNicknameReason
Jose Abreu“MAL TIEMPO”
Tim Anderson“TA7”
Luis Avilan“AVI”Variation of last name
Xavier Cedeno“X”First initial
Dylan Covey“COVE”Variation of last name
Tyler Danish“DANISH”Last Name
Matt Davidson“MATTY D”Variation of first name, last initial
Nicky Delmonico“PUP”
Adam Engel“MAN OF STEAL”
Danny Farquhar“D-FARK”Variation of initials
Jace Fry“FOO”Nickname from his Little League coach
Avisail Garcia“AVI”Variation of first name
Leury Garcia“LEO”
Lucas Giolito“BIG FOOT”Once called Big Foot because he was clumsy
Jeanmar Gomez“JANKO”
Miguel Gonzalez“EL MARIACHI”
Nate Jones“NATE’S NATION”In reference to his charitable work, those that help with it
Ryan LaMarre“LaMARRE”Last Name
Reynaldo Lopez“REY”Variation of first name
Juan Minaya“JUANITO”Variation of first name
Yoan Moncada“YOYO”Variation of first name
Omar Narvaez“NARVY”Variation of last name
Daniel Palka“DP”Initials
Carlos Rodon“LOS”
Yolmer Sanchez“EL DE PIÑONAL”
Hector Santiago“BULLDOG”
James Shields“JUEGO G”
Kevan Smith“WEBBY”
Thyago Vieira“NÉGS”

 

Cincinnati Reds
PlayerNicknameReason
Homer Bailey“HOMER”First name
Tucker Barnhart“BARNEY”Variation of last name
Alex Blandino“BLANDY”Variation of last name
Curt Casali“CAS”Variation of last name
Luis Castillo“LA PIEDRA”
Rookie Davis“BILL”
Anthony DeSclafani“DISCO”
Brandon Dixon“B DIX”Variation of initials
Phillip Ervin“MAGIC”
Amir Garrett“AG”Initials
Scooter Gennett“DAL3”
Billy Hamilton“BONE”
Matt Harvey“HARV”Variation of last name
David Hernandez“D HERN”Variation of initials
Dilson Herrera“DILLY”Variation of first name
Jared Hughes“ROBOT”
Raisel Iglesias“EL CICLON”
Michael Lorenzen“ZEN MASTER”
Keury Mella“MANINI”
Wandy Peralta“LA GRASA”
Jose Peraza“EL LLANERO”
Sal Romano“BIG SALLY”
Scott Schebler“SHEB”Variation of last name
Jackson Stephens“JACKO”Variation of first name
Robert Stephenson“BOB”Variation of first name
Eugenio Suarez“NICOLLE”
Preston Tucker“TUCK”Variation of last name
Joey Votto“IN FLANDERS FIELDS”Reference to famous Canadian poem
Mason Williams“MASE”Variation of first name
Jesse Winker“WINK”Variation of last name

 

Cleveland Indians
PlayerNicknameReason
Cody Allen“CHICKEN”Bullpen antics
Yonder Alonso“MR. 305”Miami area code, where Alonso grew up
Cody Anderson“BIG RIG”His large stature
Trevor Bauer“BAUER OUTAGE”Twitter handle
Shane Bieber“NOT JUSTIN”A reference to singer Justin Bieber
Michael Brantley“JUNIOR”A nod to his father, Mickey Brantley
Melky Cabrera“MELK MAN”The Milk Man, a play on his first name
Carlos Carrasco“COOKIE”Once spotted eating cookies by Chris Perez
Lonnie Chisenhall“BIGLON”Twitter handle
Adam Cimber“CIM”Shortened last name
Mike Clevinger“SUNSHINE”A free spirit, often uses sunflowers as a symbol
Rajai Davis“RAJ”Shortened first name
Edwin Encarnacion“RIVERA”Mother’s last name
Yan Gomes“GOMER”From manager Terry Francona
Erik Gonzalez“LA PARITA”
Nick Goody“GOODS”Variation of last name
Brandon Guyer“LA PIÑATA”Frequently hit by pitches
Brad Hand“BROTEIN SHAKE”
Jason Kipnis“DIRTBAG”Plays with a dirty uniform
Corey Kluber“KLUBER”Last name
Francisco Lindor“MR. SMILE”Often plays with a smile
Leonys Martin“THE ASERE”
Andrew Miller“MILLER TIME”Reference to the Beer and his last name
Tyler Naquin“BILLY”
Dan Otero“OT”From manager Terry Francona
Oliver Perez“OLLIE”Variation of first name
Jose Ramirez“ENRIQUITO”Means Little Enrique, in honour of his father
Roberto Perez“BEBO”A nickname given to him by his mother
Neil Ramirez“RAMMER”Variation of last name
Danny Salazar“SALLY”A variation of his last name
Josh Tomlin“SCRUBS”

 

Colorado Rockies
PlayerNicknameReason
Yency Almonte“SHOWTIME”
Tyler Anderson“MR. DUCK”Played for Oregon Ducks in college
Nolan Arenado“NADO”First initial, last name
Chad Bettis“LETTUCE”
Charlie Blackmon“CHUCK NAZTY”Twitter handle
David Dahl“BABY DAHL”Variation of last name
Wade Davis“WADER”Variation of first name
Ian Desmond“DEZ”Variation of last name
Mike Dunn“DUNNER”Variation of last name
Kyle Freeland“TWO ONE”
Carlos Gonzalez“CARGO”Variation of first and last names
Jon Gray“GRAY WOLF”Variation of last name
Chris Iannetta“C I”Initials
DJ LeMahieu“DJ”First name
German Marquez“MARQUEE”Variation of last name
Jake McGee“MACCHEEZ”
Ryan McMahon“McDOOGLE”
Harrison Musgrave“MUSKY”Variation of last name
Scott Oberg“OBIE”Variation of last name
Seunghwan Oh“오승환”Korean name
Adam Ottavino“AO”Initials
Gerardo Parra“EL YOLO”In honour of his grandmother
Chris Rusin“RUSS”Variation of last name
Antonio Senzatela“SENZE”Variation of last name
Bryan Shaw“GEEK”Likes techy things
Trevor Story“TREV”Variation of first name
Pat Valaika“BARRELS”
Tony Wolters“T-DUB”Variation of his initials

 

Detroit Tigers
PlayerNicknameReason
Jim Adduci“DEUCE”
Victor Alcantara“V”First initial
Matthew Boyd“MATTY B”Variation of initials
Jeimer Candelario“CANDY”Variation of last name
Miguel Cabrera“MIGGY”Variation of first name
Nicholas Castellanos“NICK”Variation of first name
Louis Coleman“HAROLD”
Buck Farmer“GEORGE”
Michael Fulmer“THE PLUMBER”
Mike Gerber“GERBS”Variation of last name
Niko Goodrum“J.J MUMFORD”
Shane Greene“SHANER”Variation of first name
Grayson Greiner“GARY”
Blaine Hardy“HARDY BOY”Variation of last name
John Hicks“JAZZ”
Jose Iglesias“CANDELITA”
Joe Jimenez“JO JO”Variation of first name
JaCoby Jones“JUICY J”
Artie Lewicki“LOU”Variation of last name
Francisco Liriano“LIRI”Variation of last name
Victor Martinez“PAPICHO”
James McCann“McCANNON”Variation of last name
Daniel Norris“D. NO”Variation of initials
Victor Reyes“VIC”Variation of first name
Ronny Rodriguez“EL FELINO”
Jacob Turner“JET”
Drew VerHagen“VERGY”Variation of last name
Alex Wilson“WILLY”Variation of last name
Jordan Zimmermann“J Z”Initials

 

Houston Astros
PlayerNicknameReason
Jose Altuve“TUVE”Variation of last name
Alex Bregman“A-BREG”Variation of Initials
Gerrit Cole“COLE TRAIN”Variation of last name
J.D. Davis“JD”First Name
Chris Devenski“THE DRAGON”
Derek Fisher“FISHER”Last Name
Evan Gattis“BULL”
Marwin Gonzalez“MARGO”
Yuli Gurriel“LA PIÑA”
Jandel Gustave“GUSTAVE”Last Name
Will Harris“BILL”Variation of first name
Tony Kemp“KEMPY”Variation of last name
Dallas Keuchel“DAVID BURD”
Jake Marisnick“BIG FUDGE”
Lance McCullers Jr.“PERDOMO”
Collin McHugh“Mu Q”Variation of last name
Martin Maldonado“VALDEZ”
Brian McCann“UNO SEIS”
Charlie Morton“GROUND CHUCK”Variation of first name
Brad Peacock“P”Last Initial
Ryan Pressly“PRESSLY”Last Name
Josh Reddick“RED DAWG”Variation of last name
Hector Rondon“RONDY”Variation of last name
Tony Sipp“SIPP”Last Name
Joe Smith“SMITTY”Variation of last name
George Springer“SPRINGER”Last Name
Max Stassi“STASSINELLI”Variation of last name
Justin Verlander“J V”Initials
Tyler White“WHITEY”Variation of last name

 

Kansas City Royals
PlayerNicknameReason
Jorge Bonifacio“EL BONI”Variation of last name
Blaine Boyer“BLAZER”Variation of first name
Drew Butera“VITO”
Hunter Dozier“DOZ”Variation of last name
Lucas Duda“DUDE”Variation of last name
Danny Duffy“CHILL SERGEANT”
Alcides Escobar“MAGIC”
Heath Fillmyer“FILLY”Variation of last name
Brian Flynn“FLYNNY”Variation of last name
Jesse Hahn“J HOOD”
Jason Hammel“HAMMER”Variation of last name
Alex Gordon“GORDO”Variation of last name
Rosell Herrera“VARON”
Tim Hill“HILL”Last Name
Jakob Junis“JUNE BUG”Variation of last name
Nate Karns“NATE DOGG”Variation of first name
Brad Keller“B. K.”Initials
Ian Kennedy“BUDDA”
Brandon Maurer“MAURER POWER”Variation of last name
Kevin McCarthy“MAC”Variation of last name
Whit Merrifield“WHITLEY”Variation of first name
Adalberto Mondesi“LA GUINEA”A small, fast bird, nickname from youth
Ryan O’Hearn“BROHEARN”
Wily Peralta“BIG WILY”Variation of first name
Salvador Perez“EL NIÑO”Little Boy, from Eric Hosmer during Perez’s rookie season
Brett Phillips“MAVERICK”His middle name
Eric Skoglund“SKOGSVariation of last name
Burch Smith“SMITTY”Variation of last name
Glenn Sparkman“SPARKY”Variation of last name

 

Los Angeles Angels
PlayerNicknameReason
Jose Alvarez“KÍKE”
Justin Anderson“ANDO”Variation of last name
Francisco Arcia“FRANKIE”Variation of first name
Jaime Barria“EL PANA”
Cam Bedrosian“BEDROCK”Variation of last name
Jose Briceno“ORE”
Kole Calhoun“KOLEMAN”Variation of first name
Kaleb Cowart“PAL”
Zack Cozart“L.A. COZ”
Jose Fernandez“JOTAVE”
David Fletcher“FLETCH”Variation of last name
Andrew Heaney“HEANDOG”Variation of last name
Jake Jewell“BOB
Jim Johnson“J.J.”Initials
Jefry Marte“EL BLEY”
Alex Meyer“BUBBA”
Keynan Middleton“MAJOR KEY”Variation of first name
Shohei Ohtani“SHOWTIME”Variation of first name
Blake Parker“B-EASY”
Felix Pena“LA BEFLA”
Albert Pujols“THE MACHINE”
JC Ramirez“J.C. TIME”Variation of first name
Noe Ramirez“OTTO”
Garrett Richards“G-RICH”Variation of Initials
Rene Rivera“MONCHO”
Hansel Robles“EL PEÑACO”
Matt Shoemaker“SHOE”Variation of last name
Andrelton Simmons“SIMÓN”
Tyler Skaggs“SWAGGY”
Nick Tropeano“NITRO”
Mike Trout“KIIIIID”
Justin Upton“J – UP”Variation of Initials
Blake Wood“BLOCK-A”
Chris Young“C Y”Initials
Eric Young Jr.“EYJ”Initials

 

Los Angles Dodgers
PlayerNicknameReason
Scott Alexander“SCOTTIE BOY”Variation of first name
John Axford“AX MAN”Variation of last name
Pedro Baez“LA MULA”The Mule, his work ethic
Austin Barnes“SAM”Joke about players not knowing his name as a rookie
Cody Bellinger“BELLI”Variation of last name
Walker Buehler“FERRIS”A reference to Ferris Buehler’s Day Off
JT Chargois“SHAG”
Tony Cingrani“GRANI”Variation of last name
Brian Dozier“BULL”The Bulldozer, college nickname
Josh Fields“FIELDS”Last Name
Dylan Floro“F LORO”Variation of last name
Erik Goeddel“GOODY”Variation of last name
Yasmani Grandal“YAZMANIAN DEVIL”First name + Tasmanian Devil
Enrique Hernandez“KIKÉ”
Rich Hill“D. MOUNTAIN”
Daniel Hudson“HUDDY”Variation of last name
Kenley Jansen“KENLEYFORNIA”
Matt Kemp“MATT”First name
Clayton Kershaw“KERSH”Variation of last name
Tom Koehler“TK”Initials
Manny Machado“EL MINISTRO”During 2017 WBC, El Ministro de la Defensa
Kenta Maeda“MAEKEN”
Max Muncy“MUNCE”Variation of last name
Joc Pederson“KING”He doesn’t know why
Yasiel Puig“WILD HORSE”Vin Scully refered to him as such in 2014
Hyun-Jin Ryu“MONSTER”Rookie season nickname
Zac Rosscup“CUP”Variation of last name
Dennis Santana“ANFERNEE”Middle name
Corey Seager“SEAGS”Variation of last name
Ross Stripling“CHICKEN STRIP”Variation of last name
Chris Taylor“CT3”Variation of initials
Justin Turner“REDTURN2”
Julio Urias“EL CULICHI”
Chase Utley“SILVER FOX”
Pat Venditte“P-VITTY”Variation of first and last names
Alex Wood“AWOOD”Variation of first and last names

 

Miami Marlins
PlayerNicknameReason
Brian Anderson“ANDY”Variation of last name
Kyle Barraclough“BEAR”
Lewis Brinson“SWEET LEW”Variation of first name
Starlin Castro“ALL STARLIN”Variation of first name
Wei-Yin Chen“WEIGH-IN”Variation of first name
Adam Conley“ACON”Variation of initials
Garrett Cooper“COOPALOOP”Variation of last name
Derek Dietrich“DIETZ”Variation of last name
Isaac Galloway“GALLO”Variation of last name
Jarlin Garcia“JARLIN THE MARLIN”
Brett Graves“BUMP”
Javy Guerra“JAVY”First name
Tayron Guerrero“EL DE BOCACHICA”
Elieser Hernandez“LILO”
Bryan Holaday“HOLLY”Variation of last name
Pablo Lopez“PACHÉ”
Chris O’Grady“GRIZZ”
Martin Prado“PRATT”
J.T. Realmuto“REAL”Variation of last name
Trevor Richards“RICHIE”Variation of last name
JT Riddle“T”Variation of first name
Yadiel Rivera“TIZNAO”
Miguel Rojas“MIGGY RO”
Drew Rucinski“RUSINSKI”Variation of last name
Magneuris Sierra“MIYAGUI”
Caleb Smith“SMITTY”Variation of last name
Drew Steckenrider“STECKASAURUS”Variation of last name
Dan Straily“THUNDER”
Jose Urena“EL NUEVE”

 

Milwaukee Brewers
PlayerNicknameReason
Jesus Aguilar“EL CAUSA”
Matt Albers“ALBIE”Variation of last name
Chase Anderson“TEXAS”
Orlando Arcia“EL NIÑO”
Jacob Barnes“KING COBRA”
Ryan Braun“OCHO”
Corbin Burnes“BURNESY”Variation of last name
Lorenzo Cain“LO CAIN”Variation of last name
Jhoulys Chacin“LA MAKINA”
Zach Davies“COUNS”
Nick Franklin“NICKY”Variation of first name
Junior Guerra“CABEZON”
Josh Hader“STRICKEN”
Jeremy Jeffress“JOTA JOTA”
Dan Jennings“DJ”Initials
Corey Knebel“BIRD DOG”
Erik Kratz“KRATZY”Variation of last name
Jordan Lyles“JORDY”Variation of first name
Wade Miley“MILES”Variation of last name
Mike Moustakas“MOOSE”Variation of last name
Jimmy Nelson“BIG SWEAT”
Freddy Peralta“KACIKI”
Hernan Perez“PEPPER”
Manny Pina“PINEAPPLE”
Jonathan Schoop“MAMBA”
Travis Shaw“MAYOR-DDC”
Joakim Soria“JUNIOR”
Brent Suter“THE RAPTOR”
Eric Thames“MR. TEE”
Stephen Vogt“I BELIEVE”
Taylor Williams“T. WILLY”Variation of Initials
Christian Yelich“YELI”Variation of last name

 

Minnesota Twins
PlayerNicknameReason
Ehire Adrianza“GUARENERO”His hometown
Matt Belisle“BELISLE”Last Name
Jose Berrios“LA MAKINA”The Machine
Jason Castro“STRO”Variation of last name
Oliver Drake“BUCKO”
Johnny Field“J. FIELD”First initial, last name
Logan Forsythe“LOGIE BEAR”
Mitch Garver“GARV SAUCE”Variation of last name
Kyle Gibson“GIBBY”Variation of last name
Robbie Grossman“GROSSMAN”Last Name
Trevor Hildenberger“HILDY”Variation of last name
Max Kepler“ROZ̈YCKI”The second half of his full last name
Matt Magill“GOOSE”Reference to the movie Top Gun
Joe Mauer“MAUER”Last Name
Trevor May“LURCH”
Adalberto Mejia“VOLADOR”
Logan Morrison“LOMO”Variation of Initials
Gabriel Moya“LITTLE GUARDADO”Kinda looks like Eddie Guardado
Jake Odorizzi“ODO”Variation of last name
Michael Pineda“BIG MIKE”Variation of first name
Jorge Polanco“CHULO”Nickname since a baby, means Pretty Boy
Addison Reed“REEDER”Variation of last name
Fernando Rodney“UIYA CLARA”
Eddie Rosario“EDISITO”
Taylor Rogers“M. ROGERS”
Miguel Sano“BOQUETON”Big Mouth
Ervin Santana“MAGIC”Reference to Magic Johnson
Aaron Slegers“SLEGS”Variation of last name
Bobby Wilson“BEEDUB”Variation of Initials

 

New York Mets
PlayerNicknameReason
Tyler Bashlor“BASH”Variation of last name
Jose Bautista“JOEYBATS”Twitter handle
Jerry Blevins“JER-RY JER-RY JER-RY”First name, reference to Jerry Springer Show
Jay Bruce“BRUUUCE”Variation of last name
Yoenis Cespedes“LA POTENCIA”
Michael Conforto“SCOOTER”
Travis d’Arnaud“LIL d”
Jacob deGrom“deGROM”Last Name
Phillip Evans“BARREL”
Wilmer Flores“CATIRE”
Todd Frazier“TODDFATHER”First name, reference to the Godfather
Robert Gsellman“G-MAN”
Luis Guillorme“LUISMI”Variation of first name
Austin Jackson“A-JAX”Variation of initials
Juan Lagares“ANGELO”
Seth Lugo“QUARTERRICAN”
Steven Matz“MATZY”Variation of last name
Jeff McNeil“JT”
Devin Mesoraco“ROCKO”
Rafael Montero“MONTERO”Last Name
Brandon Nimmo“NIMMS”Last Name
Corey Oswalt“OZ”Variation of last name
Kevin Plawecki“PLAW DAWG”Variation of last name
AJ Ramos“JUNIOR”
Jose Reyes“LA MELAZA”
Jacob Rhame“RHAMROD”
T.J. Rivera“T-BUTTA”
Amed Rosario“EL NIÑO”
Paul Sewald“PAULIE”Variation of first name
Drew Smith“SMITTY”Variation of last name
Anthony Swarzak“T-SWEEZY”
Noah Syndergaard“THOR”
Jason Vargas“VARGY”Variation of last name
Bobby Wahl“PEANUT”
Zack Wheeler“WHEELS”Variation of last name
David Wright“D-DUB”Variation of initials

 

New York Yankees
PlayerNicknameReason
Miguel Andujar“PAPÁ”Nickname from his father, he was the first born child
Dellin Betances“EL ACIDO”From childhood, was “wired” and “feisty”
Greg Bird“BIRD”Last Name
Zach Britton“ANGLADA”Grandmother’s maiden name
Aroldis Chapman“THE MISSILE”
A.J. Cole“AJ”First name
Jacoby Ellsbury“ELLSBURY”Last Name
Clint Frazier“EL ROJO”
Brett Gardner“GARDNER”Last Name
Sonny Gray“PICKLES”Called that by a few teammates in Oakland
Didi Gregorius“THE KNIGHT”A literal knight in The Netherlands
Chad Green“GREENY”Variation of last name
J.A. Happ“HAPPER”Variation of last name
Ben Heller“HELLER”Last Name
Aaron Hicks“HICKSIE”Variation of last name
Jonathan Holder“HOLDY”Variation of last name
Aaron Judge“JUDGE”Last Name
Lance Lynn“MIA”His daughter’s name
Jordan Montgomery“MONTY”Variation of last name
David Robertson“D-ROB”Variation of initials
Austin Romine“RO”Variation of last name
CC Sabathia“DUB”
Gary Sanchez“KRAKEN”From Pirates of the Caribbean
Luis Severino“SEVY”Variation of last name
Giancarlo Stanton“G”First initial
Masahiro Tanaka“TANAKA TIME”Variation of last name
Gleyber Torres“GT”Initials
Luke Voit“LOUIS”
Neil Walker“WALKIE”Variation of last name

 

Oakland Athletics
PlayerNicknameReason
Brett Anderson“ANDERSON”Last Name
Paul Blackburn“BLACKIE”Variation of last name
Ryan Buchter“5 DEUCE”
Trevor Cahill“T.C.”Initials
Mark Canha“TOM ACE”Reference to Ace Ventura
Matt Chapman“CHAPPY”Variation of last name
Jharel Cotton“SQUEAKY”
Khris Davis“KD”Initials
Jeurys Familia“LA FAMA”Variation of last name
Mike Fiers“KAI”
Daniel Gossett“GOOSE”
Chris Hatcher“HATCH”Variation of last name
Edwin Jackson“SCOOP”
Matt Joyce“SWEET SWINGIN'”
Shawn Kelley“KELLEYTIME”Variation of last name
Ramon Laureano“LAUREANO”Last Name
Jonathan Lucroy“LUC”Variation of last name
Sean Manaea“MANAEALATOR”Variation of last name
Nick Martini“TINI”Variation of last name
Matt Olson“OLY”Variation of last name
Emilio Pagan“EMILIOOOOO”Reference to A Night At The Roxbury
Yusmeiro Petit“YUS”Variation of first name
Josh Phegley“PTBNL”Player to Be Named Later
Chad Pinder“CHI”
Stephen Piscotty“MOMO”
Marcus Semien“SAUCE”
Jake Smolinski“SMO $”Variation of last name
Blake Treinen“TRAIN”
Andrew Triggs“TRIGGONOMETRY”Variation of last name
Lou Trivino“SWEET LOU”Variation of first name

 

Philadelphia Phillies
PlayerNicknameReason
Jorge Alfaro“EL OSO”
Victor Arano“EL WEY”
Jake Arrieta“SNAKE”
Justin Bour“JB”Initials
Asdrubal Cabrera“CHIQUITÍN”
J.P. Crawford“CRAW”Variation of last name
Austin Davis“BIG FUDGE”
Enyel De Los Santos“DE LOS SANTOS”Last Name
Seranthony Dominguez“SIR ANTHONY”Variation of first name
Jerad Eickhoff“EICK”Variation of last name
Zach Eflin“EF”Variation of last name
Pedro Florimon“DON RAMÓN”
Maikel Franco“COMPA F”
Luis Garcia“COMPA G”
Cesar Hernandez“CESITA”
Odubel Herrera“TORITO”
Rhys Hoskins“BIG FELLA”
Tommy Hunter“BIGGER FELLA”
Scott Kingery“JETPAX”
Andrew Knapp“KNAPP TIME”Variation of last name
Aaron Loup“WOLF”
Adam Morgan“A-MO”Variation of initials
Pat Neshek“NESHEK”Last Name
Aaron Nola“NOLS”Variation of last name
Roman Quinn“ROME”Variation of first name
Nick Pivetta“PIVETTA”Last Name
Wilson Ramos“BUFFALO”
Carlos Santana“SLAMTANA”Variation of last name
Vince Velasquez“VICENTE”
Nick Williams“NICKY DUBS”Variation of initials

 

Pittsburgh Pirates
PlayerNicknameReason
Chris Archer“FLACO FUERTE”
Josh Bell“JB”Initials
Francisco Cervelli“CISCO”
Kyle Crick“CRICKY”Variation of last name
Elias Diaz“EL MARACUCHO”A reference to his home town
Corey Dickerson“C-DIZZLE”
Adam Frazier“FRAZ”Variation of last name
David Freese“DAVEHUMAN”A friend of his has a dog named Dave
Josh Harrison“J HAY”Play on his name
Adeiny Hechavarria“LA PANTERA UUFF”
Keone Kela“KEY”Variation of last name
Chad Kuhl“CHET”His aggressive alter ego
Jordan Luplow“LUPLOW”Last Name
Starling Marte“TATO”
Jordy Mercer“THE ROOK”From his college days
Colin Moran“REDBEARD”Has a red beard, plays for Pirates
Joe Musgrove“MOOSE”Variation of last name
Dovydas Neverauskas“LITHUANIAN”First Lithuanian player in MLB history
Ivan Nova“SUPER NOVA”Variation of last name
Gregory Polanco“EL COFFEE”
Richard Rodriguez“PERRO FLACO”
Sean Rodriguez“CHICH”A play on his usual nickname of Chi Chi
Casey Sadler“SADS”Variation of last name
Edgar Santana“BICEPS”
A.J. Schugel“SCHUG”Variation of last name
Jameson Taillon“JAMO”A variation of his first name
Felipe Vazquez“NIGHTMARE”
Trevor Williams“PROJECT”Project 34 is his charitable organization

 

San Diego Padres
PlayerNicknameReason
Carlos Asuaje“CARL”Variation of first name
Colten Brewer“BREWSKI”Variation of last name
Jose Castillo“BIG DUDE”It’s what he is
Franchy Cordero“CORDY”Variation of last name
Alex Dickerson“DICKERSON”Last Name
A.J. Ellis“DAD”Oldest member of the team
Robbie Erlin“BOB”
Freddy Galvis“TOCO”Nickname from brother when they were kids
Austin Hedges“HEDGEY”Variation of last name
Eric Hosmer“PAPO”A Cuban term of endearment
Phil Hughes“PEEJ”
Travis Jankowski“FRED”A reference to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
Brett Kennedy“KENNEDY”Last Name
Dinelson Lamet“EL FLACO”Means ‘skinny’
Eric Lauer“GOMER”From Gomer Pyle, a nickname given to him by his dad
Walker Lockett“LOCKETT”Last Name
Joey Lucchesi“JOEY FUEGO”
Manuel Margot“YOANDRY”
Phil Maton“SPIN RATE”Fastball is ranked 6th in MLB for spin rate
Wil Myers“WIL”First name
Bryan Mitchell“MITCH”Variation of last name
Luis Perdomo“EL CHAMAQUITO”
Jose Pirela“AGUILA NEGRA”Means Black Eagle, a nickname acquired in winter ball
Hunter Renfroe“FROE”Variation of last name
Franmil Reyes“LA MOLE”
Clayton Richard“CLAY CLAY”Variation of first name, doubled
Cory Spangenberg“SPANGY”Variation of last name
Craig Stammen“TRIG”Was called Trigger as a child, shortened over time
Robert Stock“CRETCH”
Matt Strahm“STRAHMY”
Christian Villanueva“VILLA”Variation of last name
Trey Wingenter“WINGENTER”Last Name
Kirby Yates“KIRBS”Variation of first name

 

San Francisco Giants
PlayerNicknameReason
Brandon Belt“BOB”
Ty Blach“THE PREACHER”
Ray Black“BLACKOUT”Variation of last name
Madison Bumgarner“MAD-BUM”Variation of first and last names
Brandon Crawford“DJ BC RAW”
Johnny Cueto“EL JUCHO”
Chase d’Arnaud“CHEETAH”
Sam Dyson“PSSST”
Steven Duggar“DUGG”
Julian Fernandez“BILLETE”
Alen Hanson“EL CHAMAQUITO”
Gorkys Hernandez“CAZADOR”
Derek Holland“LAST NAME”Hilarious
Nick Hundley“HUNDO”Variation of last name
Pierce Johnson“P.J.”Initials
Derek Law“D-LAW”Variation of initials
Evan Longoria“LONGO”Variation of last name
Andrew McCutchen“ZOOM”
Mark Melancon“MEL”Variation of last name
Reyes Moronta“EL TIBU”
Joe Panik“J.P.”Initials
Hunter Pence“UNDERPANTS”
Buster Posey“BUSTER”First name
Dereck Rodriguez“D-ROD”Variation of initials
Jeff Samardzija“SHARK”
Pablo Sandoval“PANDA”
Will Smith“SMITTY”Variation of last name
Austin Slater“MAYOR”
Hunter Strickland“STRICK”Variation of last name
Andrew Suarez“ANDY”Variation of first name
Tony Watson“TONE RANGER”

 

Seattle Mariners
PlayerNicknameReason
Dan Altavilla“BUZZY”
Chasen Bradford“BLACK BEAR”
Robinson Cano“NOLO”
Alex Colome“THE HORSE”
Nelson Cruz“BOOMSTICK”
Edwin Diaz“SUGAR”
Zach Duke“DUKIE”Variation of last name
Roenis Elias“CUBICHE”
Marco Gonzales“GONZO”Variation of last name
Dee Gordon“VARIS”Devaris is his full first name
Mitch Haniger“MEETCH”
Ryon Healy“BUBBA”
Felix Hernandez“KING FELIX”He’s the King
Chris Herrmann“WORM”
Mike Leake“SPIKE”
Wade LeBlanc“FRENCHY”
Cameron Maybin“SLIM”
Juan Nicasio“ARENOSO”
James Paxton“BIG MAPLE”Canadian-born, has a maple leaf tatoo
James Pazos“PAPA PAZ”Variation of last name
Erasmo Ramirez“MITO”
Andrew Romine“ROMI”Variation of last name
Kyle Seager“SEAGER”Last Name
Jean Segura“EL MAMBO”
Denard Span“D-SPAN”Variation of initials
Sam Tuivailala“TUI”Variation of last name
Nick Vincent“HUBBA HUBBA”
Adam Warren“THE WARDEN”
Mike Zunino“Z”Last initial

 

St Louis Cardinals
PlayerNicknameReason
Harrison Bader“TOTS”
Matt Carpenter“CARP”Variation of last name
Brett Cecil“SQUINTS”
Paul DeJong“PAULY”Variation of first name
Jack Flaherty“FLARE”Variation of last name
Dexter Fowler“DEX”Variation of first name
John Gant“GANT”Last Name
Adolis Garcia“EL BOMBI”
Greg Garcia“GG”Initials
Austin Gomber“BIG G”
Luke Gregerson“DUKE”
Jedd Gyorko“JERK-OH”
Jordan Hicks“HICKS”Last Name
Dakota Hudson“DAK”Variation of first name
Dominic Leone“DOMINATOR”
Carlos Martinez“TSUNAMI”
Jose Martinez“CAFÉ”
Mike Mayers“MAYERS”Last Name
Miles Mikolas“MIK”Variation of last name
Yadier Molina“YADI”Variation of first name
Yairo Munoz“PALITO”
Bud Norris“BUDMAN”Variation of first name
Tyler O’Neill“O’NEILL”Last Name
Marcell Ozuna“THE BIG BEAR”
Francisco Pena“PEÑITA”
Daniel Poncedeleon“PONCEDELEON”Last Name
Alex Reyes“A.REY”Variation of Initials
Tyson Ross“FREEWAY”
Chasen Shreve“SHA-REEF”
Michael Wacha“WACHAMOLE”Variation of last name
Adam Wainwright“WAINO”Variation of last name
Luke Weaver“DREAM”
Tyler Webb“WEBBY”Variation of last name
Kolten Wong“THE PEBBLE”

 

Tampa Bay Rays
PlayerNicknameReason
Willy Adames“THE KID”
Jose Alvarado“EL POCHO”
Jake Bauers“JB”Initials
Jalen Beeks“BEEKER”Variation of last name
Diego Castillo“SAMANA”
Yonny Chirinos“YONITO”Variation of first name
Ji-Man Choi“JI”Variation of first name
C.J. Cron“BIG FELLA”
Jose De Leon“PULPITO”
Matt Duffy“DUFFMAN”Reference to The Simpsons, Variation of last name
Jake Faria“FUH-REE-UH”
Wilmer Font“FONKY”
Tyler Glasnow“MINI HORSE”
Carlos Gomez“EL FINAL”Means “It’s over” in Dominican Republic
Kevin Kiermaier“OUTLAW”Robs opposing players of base hits
Adam Kolarek“AK”Initials
Vidal Nuno“SLEEPY”
Michael Perez“MYKII”
Tommy Pham“PHAMTASTIC”Variation of last name
Daniel Robertson“D-ROB”Variation of initials
Chaz Roe“RANCH”
Sergio Romo“EL MECHÓN”Means The Lock, from his days with Giants
Jaime Schultz“SCHULTZY”Variation of last name
Mallex Smith“M EFFECT”
Blake Snell“ZILLA”
Ryne Stanek“STANNY”Variation of last name
Jesus Sucre“SOOKY”Variation of last name
Joey Wendle“MENDLE”Variation of last name
Hunter Wood“WOODY”Variation of last name
Ryan Yarbrough“YARBITRON”Variation of last name

 

Texas Rangers
PlayerNicknameReason
Elvis Andrus“MERULO JR”A reference to an old cartoon in Venezuela
Tony Barnette“BARNITEZ”Variation of last name
Adrian Beltre“EL KOJA”A reference to the show Kojak
Matt Bush“MATTY ICE”Variation of first name
Eddie Butler“SPAGHETTI”Eddie Spaghetti
Willie Calhoun“JUNE”A shortening of Junior
Robinson Chirinos“PELO BUCHE”Spiked Hair, how he used to wear his hair
Shin-Soo Choo“추신수”His Korean Name
Alex Claudio“AC”Initials
Bartolo Colon“MORALES”Mother’s last name
Delino DeShields“LIL BOP”His dad’s nickname was Bop
Doug Fister“FIST”Variation of last name
Yovani Gallardo“YO”Variation of first name
Joey Gallo“PICO DE GALLO”It’s a sauce, and also a part of his last name
Cory Gearrin“CEEGEE”Initials
Ronald Guzman“CEPEDA”Grandmother’s name
Ronald Herrera“HERRERA”Last Name
Drew Hutchison“HUTCH”Variation of last name
Isiah Kiner-Falefa“IZZY”Variation of first name
Ariel Jurado“BARTOLITO”
Jose Leclerc“PICO”Looked like a guy named Pico when he was younger
Chris Martin“C-MART”Variation of name
Nomar Mazara“BIG CHILL”Calm demeanor, from minor league days
Mike Minor“SPYKEZYLLA”Given to him by David Price in college
Matt Moore“MATT MAN”Not Batman, but Matt Man, from his childhood
Rougned Odor“EL TIPO”The Guy
Martin Perez“EL DE LAS MATAS”His hometown
Jurickson Profar“EL PATRON”The Boss
Ryan Rua“RYNO”Variation of first name
Drew Robinson“PETEY”
Carlos Tocci“EL MUSIU”

 

Toronto Blue Jays
PlayerNicknameReason
Danny Barnes“BARNZY”Variation of last name
Joe Biagini“JOE THE GREAT”From an episode of Seinfeld
Ryan Borucki“BORUCKI”Last Name
Tyler Clippard“CLIP”Variation of last name
Aledmys Diaz“PAPITO”Son’s nickname
Josh Donaldson“BRINGER OF RAIN”From an episode of Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Brandon Drury“DRU”Variation of last name
Marco Estrada“ESTRATOSPHERE”From the fans
Jaime Garcia“JAIMITO”
Sam Gaviglio“GAVIGLIO”Last Name
Ken Giles“100 MILES GILES”His high-speed fastball
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.“YUNITO”From his brother, means “little brother”
Curtis Granderson“GRANDYMAN”Variation of last name
Randal Grichuk“GRICH”Variation of last name
Teoscar Hernandez“OCA”
Luke Maile“LUKEY BARRELS”From teammate Kevin Pillar
Russell Martin“LE MUSCLE”From french background, Russell Le Muscle
Kendrys Morales“MONINA”Means ‘Friend’ in Cuba
Jake Petricka“PETEY”Variation of last name
Kevin Pillar“KP”Superman nickname unavailable, chose initials
Aaron Sanchez“SANCHIZE”Variation of last name
Luis Santos“EL NITO”
Justin Smoak“MOAKEY”Nickname via his Latino teammates
Yangervis Solarte“TUTU”From a friend who couldn’t prounounce his name
Marcus Stroman“HDMH”Height Doesn’t Measure Heart, personal motto and company
Ryan Tepera“TEP”Variation of last name
Devon Travis“D-TRAV”Variation of initials
Troy Tulowitzki“TULO”Variation of last name
Richard Urena“RICHI”Variation of first name

 

Washington Nationals
PlayerNicknameReason
Matt Adams“BIG CITY”
Joaquin Benoit“JACK”
Wilmer Difo“EL DE”
Sean Doolittle“DOC”
Adam Eaton“SPANKY”
Erick Fedde“FEDDECCINI”Variation of last name
Koda Glover“BEAR”Koda means Bear in Cherokee
Gio Gonzalez“DOUBLE G”Variation of initials
Matt Grace“GRACEY”Variation of last name
Bryce Harper“MONDO”
Jeremy Hellickson“HELLY”Variation of last name
Kelvin Herrera“K 40”
Greg Holland“HOLLY”Variation of last name
Howie Kendrick“TRUCK”
Spencer Kieboom“BOOMER”Variation of last name
Ryan Madson“BLEST”Acronym of his children’s first names
Justin Miller“J. MILLZ”Variation of initials
Tommy Milone“TOMASO”
Daniel Murphy“MURPH”Variation of last name
Anthony Rendon“ANT”Variation of first name
Mark Reynolds“SHERIFF”
Tanner Roark“T-RO”Variation of initials
Joe Ross“JR”Initials
Max Scherzer“BLUE EYE”Has blue eyes
Jhonatan Solano“TATAN”
Sammy Solis“BIG ANGUS”Via teammate Matt Belisle
Juan Soto“JUANJO”
Wander Suero“THE ANIMAL”
Stephen Strasburg“STRAS”Variation of last name
Michael A. Taylor“MIGGY”Variation of first name
Trea Turner“TRIPLE TREA”
Matt Wieters“MAUI”
Ryan Zimmerman“ZIM”Variation of last name

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