Could have been better
While there are definitely several strong nicknames, a few players either used rather generic ones or simply didn’t pick a name at all.
29-27. Nick Pivetta, Enyel De Los Santos, and Pat Neshek
Pivetta, De Los Santos, and Neshek didn’t pick any nickname and only have their last names on their jersey. Pivetta didn’t have one last year either. They are probably just called by their first names in the clubhouse.
26. Adam Morgan: A-Mo
I wasn’t a fan of this nickname last year either and I’m still not. It just sounds forced.
25. Jerad Eickhoff: Eick
Well, it’s unlikely will even be there to wear this name on his jersey. He chose this one last year.
24. Zach Eflin: Ef
I will give Eflin some slack here. Last year, he tried to use the name “Led Zeflin”, but was shot down due to copyright issues. If they were able to work something out this year, I would be all over that.
23. Roman Quinn: Rome
Another name shortening one. This is likely what the other players call him, so can’t fault him for that.
22. J.P. Crawford: Craw
Of the ones in this tier, it’s not too bad. It at least sounds somewhat cool. It wouldn’t have surprised me if he chose J.P.
21. Aaron Nola: Nols
This one isn’t bad either. He didn’t pick a nickname last year, so he certainly upgraded. It sounds like something Gabe Kapler would call him, but I haven’t found any quotes in which he does.