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Pence, Holland highlight Giants’ jersey nicknames for 2018 MLB Players’ Weekend

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball’s new Players Weekend promotion was largely a hit in 2017, as players donned unique and colorful jerseys with unique nicknames of their own choosing. The event was meant to pay homage to the fun of the game and highlight the players’ personalities, and also coincided with the inaugural Little League Classic played in Williamsport, PA near the site of the Little League World Series.

The weekend will return in 2018, as will the unique player nicknames. You can read the full list of Giants nicknames below, but here are some of the most noteworthy:

Hunter Pence: UNDERPANTS

Brandon Crawford: DJ BC RAW

Johnny Cueto: EL JUCHO (The Juice)

Tony Watson: TONE RANGER

Derek Holland: LAST NAME (a reference to this gaffe on Sunday Night Baseball)

Here’s the full list:

Brandon Belt: “BOB”
Ray Black: “BLACKOUT”
Madison Bumgarner: “MAD-BUM”
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”
Nick Hundley: “HUNDO”
Pierce Johnson: “P.J.”
Derek Law: “D-LAW”
Evan Longoria: “LONGO”
Andrew McCutchen: “ZOOM”
Mark Melancon: “MEL”
Reyes Moronta: “EL TIBU”
Joe Panik: “J.P.”
Hunter Pence: “UNDERPANTS”
Buster Posey: “BUSTER”
Dereck Rodriguez: “D-ROD”
Jeff Samardzija: “SHARK”
Pablo Sandoval: “PANDA”
Will Smith: “SMITTY”
Austin Slater: “MAYOR”
Hunter Strickland: “STRICK”
Andrew Suarez: “ANDY”
Tony Watson: “TONE RANGER”

Elsewhere around MLB, some of the best nicknames include Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Boxberger (box and burger emojis), Shane Bieber of the Indians (NOT JUSTIN), and Walker Buehler of the Dodgers (FERRIS).

Here are some more of the best:


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