Chicago Cubs: What if the fans gave nicknames based on performance?

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Outfielder nicknames for Fan’s Weekend

Last season, CF Albert Almora Jr., made this list with the great catches he had in the outfield and powerful presence he had on offense. This season, Almora is missing catches in the outfield, and his hitting is too sporadic to be counted on in the clutch postseason competition. My how things have changed for the Cubs outfield. Without further ado, the 2019 Fan’s Weekend nicknames for the boy’s in the outfield.

LF Kyle Schwarber – Schwarber has been in and out of Cubs manager Joe Maddon‘s lineup so many times, he should have whiplash. He’s been left field, catcher, DH, and leadoff man for the Cubs. On a positive note, Schwarber tends to find the right stuff at the right time to help his team and recently led the team in dingers.  Schwarber’s Fan’s Weekend nickname is Shwar-bomb.

RF Jason Heyward – Heyward has had a resurgence of late and has been a hot hitter for the Cubs. If he can keep it going into September, it will fare well for the Cubs run for first place in the Central. Homer’s, base hits, bunts, choppers, dribblers or the walk; Heyward is back as a hit for Cubs. Heyward’s Fan’s Weekend nickname is Hitman.

CF Ian Happ – Happ has been a powerhouse since coming back from Triple-A. Happ’s batting and fielding are some of the best we’ve seen from him since he began with the Cubs. Although he was a little quiet against the Giants, Happ’s ready to finish this season on a high note and our nickname is based on all the adversity he’s faced this past year. Happ’s Fan’s Weekend nickname is Grateful.

RF Nicholas Castellanos – If there is one player we can’t stop talking about, it Castellanos. He has been a monster at the plate and has filled the space in RF honorably. I sometimes wonder if Castellanos would have gotten to the Cubs earlier in the season, perhaps we would be in a more favorable spot in the standings and Castellanos would be looking for another nickname like ours. Castellanos’ Fan’s Weekend nickname is Late-Surge-MVP.

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