Fantasy Baseball Team Names: Nicknames Sure to Make Your Season Memorable

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2013

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gets ready to bat in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 10, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Fantasy baseball season has arrived, and more important than who you decide to take with your first pick, is the team name you settle on. 

Your fantasy team's name says a lot about you, and let's face it, good or bad you're fellow league members are going to judge you by it. Are you silly, serious or incredibly creative? 

The key to revealing the best nickname on fantasy draft day is inspiration, and we got you covered.

Below are some potential team names to get you thinking. 


Scream and Trout

Mike Trout nearly took home MVP honors last season after dominating in center field and at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. So, why not pay tribute?

Trout is sure to go early in most fantasy baseball drafts this year, meaning Trout-related team names will be only for the lucky few picking early enough to acquire the 21-year-old stud. 

Nothing says "I'm hip and with it" like a fantasy team name.


Albert's Pool Halls

With all the money Albert Pujols is raking in, it's a wonder he hasn't opened up his own chain of successful pool halls already. 

The Angels' star is among the highest paid players in baseball, but is also good for churning out home runs for your fantasy baseball team. If you're a Pujols fan, or just happen to land him with an early pick in your fantasy draft, you can't go wrong here.


The Motto is Votto

A classic Joey Votto reference, this fantasy baseball team name is for those tortured Cincinnati Reds fans, who are hoping their beloved first baseman can bounce back from a rough 2012 season this year.

Fantasy owners should not be limited to "The Motto is Votto" in this case. Any team name involving Votto is sure to be unique, considering the few words that rhyme well with Votto. 


The Bryce Man Cometh

Bryce Harper won over a lot of baseball fans in 2012, playing with an unrivaled intensity all season long for the Washington Nationals. This player team name pun come courtesy of the 1940's play by Eugene O'Neill.

Harper doesn't play on Broadway, but is no stranger to drama. 

Mike Shaw on Twitter presents another Bryce Harper-related team name:


Shine Bright on the Diamond

Rihanna fans and pop music connoisseurs can pay tribute to the game and one of their favorite artists with this fantasy team name. It's both current and vague, meaning you don't have to create your roster around it. 

Rihanna's hit song "Diamonds" isn't at all about baseball, but can certainly add an element of pop culture to your 2013 fantasy team name.


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