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.