The Best Fantasy Baseball Team Names – Cool & Clever Ideas for 2021

Updated on April 8th, 2021 by David Sharp
Fantasy Baseball Team Names

There are classic formulas for brainstorming awesome fantasy baseball team names.

  • Puns based on baseball slang
  • Puns based on a favorite baseball team or player
  • Baseball puns referencing TV, music, or movies
  • Non-puns, I guess? (not completely sold on this one)

Whether you’re looking for clever, funny, or offensive, this article will help you find the perfect fantasy baseball team name for 2021.

Best Fantasy Baseball Names of 2021

Some people will tell you the person who won the playoff bracket is the champion. I say it’s the fantasy baseball team with the funniest name at the end of the season.

So skip the draft and take your pick of the best fantasy football team names for 2021.

Big League Chew-pacabras

Let’s Get it On Base

Smalls Killers

Spoiler alert: this probably won’t be the last Sandlot-based fantasy baseball team name on this list.

The Queens Gambit

I was inordinately happy when I heard about this show. Not because I love chess particularly, but because new fantasy MLB team names this perfect don’t come around that often.

This is definitely one of the top fantasy baseball team names of 2020.

BasebAll or Nothing

Troutliers

This is one of the best baseball fantasy names because Mike Trout is the ultimate outlier.

Ryu Jays

The Bryce is Right

U Down With OBP?

Yeah, you know means.

[HOMETOWN] [TEAMNAMES]

Meta.

Covid Fantasy Baseball Team Names

You know the old saying: tragedy plus time equals fantasy baseball team names.

VacciNationals

The Starting Covid-9

The Pand Lot

You’re killing me, smalls. If by smalls, you mean coronavirus.

CovIdiots

This baseball fantasy name can even be a Johnny Damon 2004 Red Sox reference if that’s your kind of tea party.

Justin Ventilator

More Astros fantasy baseball names to come.

Grandemic

Yasmani Grandal has been one of the only decent fantasy MLB catchers for the better part of a decade. Plus, you can sing his name to the tune of Raspberry Beret, which is fun.

J.D. Quarentinez

Winning is Contagious

Unprecedented Tims

Here’s a fun fact: Tim Anderson is the only good active baseball player named Tim.

CoronaPirates

You can try Corona Rockies, if that’s not too far of a reach.

Offensive & Dirty Fantasy Baseball Names

Like beauty, music, and barbeque, offensiveness is a subjective thing. That said, if you just made it through my list of coronavirus fantasy MLB names, you should be fine.

Now that you’re warned, he’s my list of NSFW, offensive, and dirty fantasy baseball names for 2021.

The Bichette is Back

This name is an especially dirty fantasy baseball name if you’re a fan of Bo Bichette’s dad Dante as well. And I was – big time.

Show Me Your Tatis

I have to admit this is my favorite NSFW fantasy baseball name.

Joe Buck Yourself

Story’s Happy Endings

Bundy’s Killin’ It

Dylan, not Ted. That guy was actually not very cool.

Don’t Bogaerts that Joint

Free Basers

Betts Sluts

Lowe Jobs

I’ll break down this offensive fantasy baseball team name for you. Brandon Lowe hits home runs (i.e. baseball slang for jobs).

And there are no other meanings.

Biggo Sticks

I prefer the alternative, Bigg Sticks.

Dirty Bunts

Who Are These Fucking Guys?

Classic Fantasy Baseball Team Names

Here are some nostalgic fantasy MLB names if your league goes for class over crass.

And hey, if you are, hit me up! I’m always looking for a chill league.

New York Baseball Giants

Rockford Peaches

The 1994 Montreal Expos

A baseball fantasy name inspired by a true baseball tragedy.

Not in Our League

Lords of the Realm

This creative fantasy baseball team name is based on one of the great baseball books of all time. You get bonus points if you can do Lourdes of the Realm.

Lollygaggers

Lollygaggers is a classic phrase from a classic scene from a classic movie.

Schilling Me Softly

The Musial Suspects

Stockings and Spats

Brooklyn Tip-Tops

It’s a very classy move to name your modern fantasy baseball team after a team from a bygone era. Honestly, I could do an article of just names of old baseball teams.

But here’s a handful of my favorites:

  • Wilmington Quick-Steps
  • Pittsburgh Stogies
  • Cleveland Spiders
  • Newark Peppers
  • Baltimore Terrapins

Funny Fantasy Baseball Name Ideas

How do baseball players keep in touch with each other? They try to touch base when they can. [Hold the applause]

Yep, I saved the funniest fantasy MLB names of this section.

Good Eye Mates

Acuña Matata

DJ Trea Turner’s Tray Turners

Lugo My Yugo

Seth Lugo is a pitcher. The Yugo was a car. Leggo My Eggo was a slogan.

In this hilarious fantasy baseball name, it somehow all works together.

In Didi Did

RBI’d for Her Pleasure

I Just Mets You, So Call John Mabry

Ozuna or Later

Max Fried Chicken

When it comes to funny fantasy baseball names, you can Frie anything:

  • Fried Dumplings
  • Fried Fish – even better if he ever gets traded to the Marlins
  • Fried Cauliflower
  • Fried Snickers

Cool Fantasy Baseball Team Names

Here is my list of cool fantasy baseball names for your 2021 team. That is, assuming you trust a middle-aged white dude’s evaluation of what’s cool.

Velociraptor Paddack

Zen Cohen

If anyone can afford to be cool, it’s baseball’s richest owner.

JoeGallos

Woop-Woop.

The Lindoors of Perception

This cool fantasy baseball name is simultaneously a Doors reference, a William Blake reference, and a reference for absolutely nobody.

Nelson Cruz Liners

Tim Bandits

The coolest fantasy baseball team name because Tim Anderson steals bases while the Time Bandits steal hearts.

Rays Bannon

You can even expand this fantasy baseball name into Rays Bannon’s Quest if you feel like going deeper.

Snells Like Team Spirit

This idea is a grungy fantasy baseball name for us products of the 90’s.

Homestead Gray Aliens

Rico Suarez

A suave fantasy baseball name. Go ahead, you know you want to sing it.

Clever Baseball Fantasy Team Names

These clever fantasy baseball names are like a left-handed power bat off the bench. They aren’t always needed, but at the right time and place can crush it.

And the Teoscar Goes to…

Glasnow and Peristroika

Declaring Marcell Law

Detroit Tigers’ Neighborhood

The parents out there will get this clever fantasy baseball name.

Royals Hobbs

Naturally.

Dansby Swansong

The Yoan and the Restless

deWallace and deGrom

Release The Kraken of the Bat

Stone Cold Loch Ness Monsters

Cubs Fantasy Baseball Names for 2021

Why Cubs fantasy baseball team names? Remember, it’s always 2016 somewhere.

Cubby Hubby

Wriggly Feels

Twirling Darvishes

Hayward Jablome

Mr. Mago

What I love about Javy Baez is how he makes even the most mundane aspects of baseball seem amazing. To see what I mean, check out this highlight reel of nothing but Il Mago’s tags.

Rizzo and Isles

Schwarber Shop

The Life of Bryant

A to the Rizzo

Lester We Forget

Astros Fantasy Baseball Names

Guys, 2017 was in the past, ok? We don’t need to keep making fun of it.

Well, maybe a little more fun.

Tipped Bitches

Astroisks*

I won’t say that the Banging Scheme invalidated the Astros championship, but it was definitely trashy.

Codebreaks and Pains

Dark Arts Holes

Bang the Trash Can Slowly

This Astros fantasy team name is a classic baseball tearjerker reference made modern with a little Astros shade.

Series Bregulars

Bregging Mantis

Greinke Blackness

North Correa

The River Yordan

Framber Colored Energy

Tucker Gently

Kyle Tucker looks like he’s going to be effective for a long time. I love this because you can integrate Tucker into so many fantasy baseball names (most of them dirty):

  • Mother Tuckers
  • Tucker Yourself
  • Tucker? You Brought ‘er.
  • Tucker Once for Me
  • Tucker Everlasting
  • Out of Tucks
  • Tuckered Out

Dodgers Fantasy Baseball Team Names

If you don’t have at least one player from your favorite team on your roster, you have no heart. But if you have more than two players from your favorite team, let’s hope you’re a Dodgers fan.

In that vein, I present my Dodgers fantasy team names for 2021.

Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers

See my previous comment on defunct team names.

Seager and Destroy

You could name your fantasy baseball team Seag and Destroy if you trust your audience.

Kershawshank Redemption

Walker Buehler’s Day Off

Buehler. Buehler. Buehler.

I like it with the periods because it really sells the Ben Stein inflection.

Ring My Bellinger

No Uri

This fantasy baseball name translates to no hurry. But you could also go with No Uris, as in no worries.

Joc Itch

I Like Big Betts

And I cannot lie.

All Betts are Off

Do you guys remember all those great catches Mookie Betts made in the 2020 postseason? That doesn’t have anything to do with these names- just like thinking about it.

Yankees Fantasy Baseball Team Names

Why Yankees fantasy baseball names? Because no one else ever actually wins the championship, they’re just holding it for the Yankees.

Null and Voit

LeGhosts in LeMachine

Aroldis Royce

Gleyber Day

My apologies to John Sterling for this Yankees fantasy team name.

Gleyber Union

Babe Ruthless

This Yankees fantasy baseball name also doubles as a Whip It reference.

Lords of the Rings

Funky Cold Mussina

Los Yanquistadores

Yank Bank

Fantasy Baseball League Names

Because you and your buddies are better than just being called Yahoo League #113459.

Made-up League Baseball

YaWho’s Counting

BeLeaguered

Real Life Fantasy Friends

Fantasy Sports for IRL Dorks

Majorly Based Lads

League Me Alone

Rotocops 2021

UTILitarians

Union of Ten Idiots League

Or UTIL for short. Also it very handily works for both 10 and 12 team leagues.

The Components of a Good Fantasy Baseball Team Name

Good fantasy baseball team names are a slick combination of a creative baseball pun (or not), notable or current events and inside jokes topped-off with a blast of irreverence. But the truth is, the best fantasy baseball names simply make your fellow owners laugh (or cringe).

Do you have more ideas for funny fantasy baseball names for 2021? Tell me about them in the comments below. I’ll add the good ones to the list and create some logos for the top fantasy baseball names.

About the author

David Sharp

David Sharp is a writer, performer, and father living in Los Angeles, California. His work has appeared on Rox Pile, Ranker, The Whiskey Journal, Retro Set and elsewhere across the internet. Follow him on Instagram or Twitter to see fresh pictures of his handsome baby: @TheSharpDavid

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