Phillies: Ranking “Player’s Weekend” jersey nicknames

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SARASOTA, FL- MARCH 09: The Phillie Phanatic taunts the Toronto Blue Jays on March 9, 2017 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL- MARCH 09: The Phillie Phanatic taunts the Toronto Blue Jays on March 9, 2017 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 03: Jerad Eickhoff #48 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the second inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 3, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Well, they tried

19. Jerad Eickhoff-“Eick”

Eickhoff went clean and simple with his nickname, shortening his last name to “Eick”. It doesn’t jump off the page, but it’s probably what his teammates call him, so he went with it.

18. Clay Buchholz-“Buck”

Like Eickhoff, Buchholz just took his last name and shortened it, adding a K to the end. It’s not like we’ll ever see him wear it anyway.

17. Cameron Rupp-“Pavo”

I actually had to Google what pavo means because I had no clue. In Spanish, it means turkey or is colloquially used to mean silly. My guess is that the Latino players on the team call Rupp “Pavo” because of how he acts.

16. Vince Velasquez-“Vincente”

I thought Velasquez preferred Vince over Vincent, but this nickname makes me question it now. Regardless, it’s like the other nicknames just for the sake of having nicknames.

15. Adam Morgan-“A-Mo”

Morgan just squished his first and last names together to create this one. I doubt anyone calls him this over just Adam or Morgan as it’s not any shorter.

14. Ty Kelly-“TK”

This was a wasted opportunity to use the “Ty-Breaker” moniker and frankly I am disappointed that it wasn’t forced upon him.

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