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 2023.
Fantasy Baseball Team Names for 2023
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.
Big League Chew-pacabras
Let’s Get it On Base
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
This is one of the best baseball fantasy names because Mike Trout is the ultimate outlier.
The Bryce is Right
U Down With OBP?
Yeah, you know means.
If fantasy sports aren’t your thing, we have another article dedicated entirely to baseball team name ideas.
Covid Fantasy Baseball Team Names
You know the old saying: tragedy plus time equals fantasy baseball team names.
The Starting Covid-9
The Pand Lot
You’re killing me, smalls. If by smalls, you mean coronavirus.
This baseball fantasy name can even be a Johnny Damon 2004 Red Sox reference if that’s your kind of tea party.
More Astros fantasy baseball names to come.
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.
Winning is Contagious
Here’s a fun fact: Tim Anderson is the only good active baseball player named Tim.
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 2023.
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.
We’ve got more Bo Bichette fantasy team names where that came from.
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
Don’t Bogaerts that Joint
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.
I prefer the alternative, Bigg Sticks.
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
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.
Schilling Me Softly
The Musial Suspects
Stockings and Spats
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
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
Our list of fantasy baseball abbreviations might help you interpret this one.
Ozuna or Later
I Just Mets You, So Call John Mabry
We have an entire article dedicated to Mets fantasy baseball names.
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 2023 team. That is, assuming you trust a middle-aged white dude’s evaluation of what’s cool.
If anyone can afford to be cool, it’s baseball’s richest owner.
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
The coolest fantasy baseball team name because Tim Anderson steals bases while the Time Bandits steal hearts.
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 90s.
Homestead Gray Aliens
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
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.
The Yoan and the Restless
deWallace and deGrom
Release The Kraken of the Bat
Stone Cold Loch Ness Monsters
Blue Jays Fantasy Team Names
The Blue Jays are in a challenging position. Every year, they have to overcome the smarts of the Rays and the money of both the Yankees and Red Sox.
But at least they get 19 games against the Orioles.
Junior Hall of Famers
The Teoscar Goes To
You can click this link if you don’t understand this Blue Jays team name. But I can’t say I recommend it!
The Grich That Stole Christmas
The Grinch certainly can’t steal a base.
Reduce, Ryu’s, Recycle
You can adjust this Blue Jays fantasy name for almost any superhero:
- Iron Manoah
Oops! All Berrios
What Alec Manoah is to superhero names, Jose Berrios is to berry names. StrawBerrios, RaspBerrios, and LingonBerrios for our Swedish friends, etc.
Robbie Ray of Sunshine
Raysing the Bar
Bring Your Ray Game
Lourdes of the Realm
Lost in all the Guerrero/Bichette/Biggio hype is that Lourdes Gurriel Sr. is a Cuban baseball legend. Couple this fact with the Lords of the Realm book and you’ve got a great Blue Jays fantasy baseball name.
Vladimir Guerrero Fantasy Baseball Team Names
Vlad Sr. is a tough act to follow, but the Jr. Guerrero is off to a pretty good start. The 169 OPS+ that he posted in 2021 is higher than any mark his father ever put up (and he was only 22 at the time).
Vlad You Came
Guerrerow You’re Boat
This Blue Jays fantasy baseball name is for true Canadians only.
Bo Bichette Fantasy Baseball Team Names
Bold prediction time: Bo Bichette will surpass his father Dante in every significant statistical category. And I say this as an unapologetic Dante Bichette stan.
Heck, he had more WAR in one season than his father had in his whole career. So maybe that prediction isn’t so bold?
You might shorten this Blue Jays fantasy name idea to Chette Happens.
It’s not my fault that Bichette is perfect for two separate swear-word puns.
The Bichette Is Back
This is the perfect post-lockout team name for Blue Jays fans.
Bo is a better all-around player than his dad. But they both have equally iconic helmet flows.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Names from Around the Web
The Internet needs to catch up to how good the Jays really are. Most of the fantasy baseball team names lists I found still think their best player is Jose Bautista.
You’ve Gotta Bi-Chetting Me
Remember the Alomar
The Springer Show
New York Mets Fantasy Team Names
If anyone knows how to love an underdog, it’s Mets fans. Maybe they’re not as fancy as the crosstown Yankees (see our Yankees fantasy team names), but that may also be part of the appeal.
But as much fun as it is being an underdog, winning a championship every thirty years or so would still be appreciated.
The Queens Gambit
Polar Bear Habitat
Huge dingers. Great nickname. I predict a blizzard of Pete Alonso fantasy team names in the coming years!
Polar Bear Plungers
For this Mets fantasy team name, you could go with Polar Bear Plunge if the word plunger conjures up too many unpleasant associations.
Kings of Queens
Piazza My Heart
Mets Not and Say We Did
Feels Like Starling Over
There’s also K%-Marte for the stats crowd or Kwik-E-Marte for Simpsons fans.
Nimmo Money, Nimmo Problems
I Seve What You Did There
You’ve Been Seved
Rey Ordoñez of Sunshine
Er Ma Syndergaard
I know he’s not with the Mets anymore, but I still carry a torch for Thor. Pour one out for what could have been.
All That is Wright and Gooden the World
This idea is probably the most wholesome team name for fantasy baseball that I’ve ever written.
Jacob deGrom Fantasy Baseball Team Names
It’s rare that you know you’re watching a Hall-of-Famer pitch. Soak it in while it’s here, people.
Total deGromination is a solid Mets team name. It’s an ok pun, but deGrom’s dominance is very, very real.
J.De Power and Associates
deWallace and deGrom
deGrom the Space Knight
Most people will have no idea what I’m talking about here. If you remember Rom the Space Knight, then know that we are soul brothers.
Francisco Lindor Fantasy Baseball Team Names
Francisco Lindor is always a threat to lead the league in SPG – Smiles Per Game.
Don’t Let the Lindor Hit You
The Lindoors of Perception
This Mets fantasy name is pretentious AF. But that may be how you like it.
McNeil-Lindor News Hour
The ‘Cisco Kid
Max Scherzer Fantasy Team Names
You can sing Maxey Scherzer Eyes to the tube of Betty Davis Eyes (not that your brain needed that inside of it).
Victory is Scherzertain
Mets to the Max
I suppose it was more like Max to the Mets. But that’s not a good Mets fantasy baseball team name.
Mets Fantasy Baseball Names from Around the Web
I’m swiping New York Mets fantasy baseball names like Starling Marte swipes bags.
Shea La Vie
Did It All for the Mookie
What year is it? 2002? Don’t use this name.
Los Angeles Dodgers Fantasy Team Names
The best player in any Dodgers home game isn’t on the field; they’re in the organ pit. Dieter Ruhle is the GOAT organist in baseball, based on nothing but my own opinions and biases.
Forget Dodgers fantasy team names. When are we going to start writing fantasy organ player team names?
Vinning is Everything
You can probably come up with unwholesome Orel/Oral puns on your own.
Ring The Bellis
Would you choose the Rangers over the Dodgers? Ok bro, have fun losing!
Uncle Albert, Admiral Muncy
Buehler, Buehler, Buehler
No Lux Given
Get in Ma Belli
Clever Dodgers Fantasy Baseball Team Names
You have no heart if your roster doesn’t include at least one player from your favorite team. But if you have more than two players from your favorite team, let’s hope you’re a Dodgers fan.
Seager and Destroy
If you trust your audience, you could name your fantasy baseball team Seag and Destroy.
Walker Buehler’s Day Off
Buehler. Buehler. Buehler.
I like this Dodgers fantasy team names with periods because it really sells the Ben Stein inflection.
Ring My Bellinger
This Dodgers fantasy name translates to no hurry. But you could also go with No Uris, as in no worries.
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.
Mookie Betts Fantasy Baseball Team Names
There should be a Mookie Betts fantasy team name in every fantasy baseball league. We’ll help you do your part.
Placing Big Betts
I Like Big Betts
Did It All For the Mookie
Clayton Kershaw Fantasy Baseball Team Names
These are some Clayton Kershaw team names to help you celebrate the future Hall of Famer. He’s one of the greatest pitchers you’ll see in your lifetime.
So enjoy it while he’s here, people.
We’re All Gonna Get Clayed!
Claytons of Fun
Jars of Clayton
Kershwin Music, George Kershwin, etc.
Public Enemy Number Won
L.A. Dodgers Team Names from Around the League
I’m the Andrew Friedman of Los Angeles Dodgers fantasy baseball names. I unapologetically pluck the best team names from other organizations to fill out our rosters.
For Whom the Bellinger Tolls
Hold On to Your Betts
Saved By the Bellinger
Walker Buehler’s Day Off
Ethier Win Or Go Home
I think he’s been retired so long that Andre Ethier team names can be cool again.
New York Yankees Fantasy Names
It’s always struck me as a little too coincidental that the name of the Yankees’ GM is Cashman. Cash. Man.
That’s the guy’s name who wields more signing power than any other GM in the sport. I think they figured anyone with Yankees money could do a pretty good job, so they went for the joke.
Shout out to my man John Sterling up in the booth.
Low Interest Giancarloans
Stantons of Fun
New York Hicks
Gathering of the JoeGallos
Mets no Sweats
Stone Cole Locks
Granted, these two players qualify as lesser Yankees. But maybe that’s the type of Yankees fantasy team names that you dig?
Yogi Berra’s Picnic Baskets
If you’re a commissioner of fantasy baseball league, check out our article on fantasy baseball league names.
Aaron Judge Fantasy Baseball Team Names
The thing about Aaron Judge fantasy baseball team names is that they have to be Judge references. It’s too strong of a name to start making silly puns.
But that works for likely the strongest dude in baseball.
Here Come da Judge
Don’t You Judge Me
Terminator: Judgement Day
There’s this Aaron Judge fantasy name in case plain ol’ Judgement Day isn’t enough for you.
Rush to Judge
Derek Jeter Fantasy Baseball Names
I’m glad that Derek Jeter finally stepped away from the Marlins. How do you go from having number two retired in Monument Park to a franchise that’s a number two?
Jeters Always Win
This Derek Jeter fantasy baseball name makes more sense if you read it in Larry the Cable Guy’s voice.
Derek Jeter’s Gift Baskets
New York Yankees Team Names from Around the Internet
The Yankees are known for plucking the top talent from lesser franchises. And so am I.
This Giancarlo Stanton fantasy baseball team name is perfect. To be honest, I’m a little jealous I didn’t write it myself.
In Da Kluber
Shots of Jameson
Cubs Fantasy Baseball Names
Why Cubs fantasy baseball team names? Remember, it’s always 2016 somewhere.
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
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.
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.
The River Yordan
Framber Colored Energy
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
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
My apologies to John Sterling for this Yankees fantasy team name.
This Yankees fantasy baseball name also doubles as a Whip It reference.
Lords of the Rings
Funky Cold Mussina
Fantasy Baseball League Names for 2023
Maybe you don’t mind playing in Yahoo Public League #135678901 or ESPN League #2456432871908267920, but I do. It’s boring, confusing, and I hate looking at any of my meticulously chosen fantasy baseball team name ideas next to some generic random numbers.
Just name your dang leagues, people! 🙂
Well here’s a fresh batch of fantasy baseball league names, so now you have no excuse.
Made-up League Baseball
Real Life Fantasy Friends
Fantasy Sports for IRL Dorks
Majorly Based Lads
League Me Alone
Union of Ten Idiots League
Or UTIL for short. Also it very handily works for both 10 and 12 team leagues.
Field of Fantasies
The Starting Ten
The Brain Trust
Silver Age Sluggers
The Criterion Collection
Silver Fox Sluggers
H2H Battle Royal
This name could work for fantasy baseball H2H leagues
The Chat Room
Big 12 Conference
NCAA conference names can make a pretty simple transition to fantasy baseball league names. Here are some other options to fit all your league sizes and locales:
- Big 10 Conference
- Pac-12 Conference
- Great West Conference
- Atlantic Coast Conference
- Patriot League
Knights of the Roundball Table
Technically, I think roundball is supposed to refer to basketball. But baseball also has a round ball, as do five million other sports.
The Lion Pride
Pride is one of the more distinguished animal group names, but it probably isn’t the funniest. Here are some other animal-themed league names you could consider:
- The Wolfpack
- An Unkindness of Ravens
- The Cobra Quiver
- A Convocation of Eagles
- A Business of Ferrets
Superhero-Themed Fantasy Baseball League Names
If your group is game, it’s pretty easy to adopt a superhero-themed league name. Then, your group has a lovely, cohesive aesthetic (which is some elite-tier fantasy nonsense).
You could also go with The DCEU, if that’s your publisher of choice.
You could change your seasonal league name to a different sequel title. X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Apocalypse, etc.
Legion of Super-Heroes
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
This baseball league name is weirdly overused for being a relatively fringe comic (and a mediocre movie),
League of Evil Mutants
This fantasy baseball league name is underused, mainly because people don’t know what’s cool.
Baseball League Name Ideas from Around the Web
I’m not precious about fantasy baseball league names. You’re not writing the great American novel here, so steal away.
The Pete Rose Integrity Society
Bleacher Bums Baseball League
Royal Union of Baseball Braggarts
Don Zimmer Fight Club
Fantasy Field of Dreams
The Dirty Dozen
The Gas House Gang
This baseball league name idea is only for the educated.