I know the influx of Latino talent has caused some confusion, but this list doesn’t contain anyone from Latin countries. I focused on players that linguistically, it doesn’t make much sense to pronounce their name ‘correct’.
A few of these players have even played on my favorite team and thought their name was pronounced a lot different than what ‘correct.’
We list ten didn’t baseball players and spell out their pronunciation phonetically. Do you agree with this list?
Paul Maholm (Los Angeles Dodgers) – Paul Ma-hall-um
Chone Figgins (Los Angeles Dodgers) – Shawn Figgins
J.J. Putz (Arizona Diamondbacks) – Jay Jay Puts
Jonathan Schoop (Baltimore Orioles) – Jonathan Scope
Kyle Lohse (Milwaukee Brewers) – Kyle Lowsh
Josh Thole (Toronto Blue Jays) – Josh Toll-y
J.A. Happ (Toronto Blue Jays) – Jay Hap
Philip Humber (Oakland A’s) – Phil-lip Um-ber
Mike Fiers (Milwaukee Brewers) – Mike Fires
Nathan Eovaldi (Miami Marlins) – Nathan E-val-dy
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.