Augusta GreenJackets

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Augusta GreenJackets
Founded in 1980
Augusta, Georgia
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current A
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League (1980–present)
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current San Francisco Giants (2005–present)
Previous

Boston Red Sox (1999–2004)

Minor league titles
League titles (4) 1989, 1995, 1999, 2008
Division titles 2008
Team data
Nickname Augusta GreenJackets (1994–present)
Previous names

Augusta Pirates (1988–1993)

Ballpark Lake Olmstead Stadium
Previous parks

Heaton Stadium (1988–1993)

Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Agon Sports Entertainment, LLC.
Manager Mike Goff
General manager Tom Denlinger

The Augusta GreenJackets are a minor league baseball team that plays in Augusta, Georgia, as a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Lake Olmstead Stadium has been the home of the GreenJackets since the 1995 season, although Augusta has fielded a team in the South Atlantic League since 1988. The team is named in honor of The Masters golf tournament held in Augusta, where the winner receives a green jacket.

Before the Giants took over the club's affiliation after the 2004 season, the GreenJackets were a part of the Boston Red Sox organization. Prior to that the Red Sox replaced the Pittsburgh Pirates in Augusta. The GreenJackets boast third baseman Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia as the only prospects to make the Red Sox roster, although knuckle baller Tim Wakefield pitched there in 1989 with the Pirates organization. The Red Sox' relationship with Augusta met with immediate success when the GreenJackets won the South Atlantic League championship in their first year as an affiliate team.

Stadium[edit]

Built primarily as a baseball facility between 1994 and 1995, Lake Olmstead Stadium was transformed by the GreenJackets into a versatile entertainment center for Augusta and the surrounding communities. The stadium seats 4,400 with nearly 1,000 box seats, 830 reserved seats, over 2,000 general admission seats, and also offers a large 500 person picnic area down the left field line and a Grill and Bar area down the right field line. Lake Olmstead Stadium has been the site of events associated with The Masters golf tournament, many concerts, the Annual Masters Beach Blast Concert, and other special events as well.

Recent history[edit]

Despite holding the best overall record in their division, the GreenJackets missed the playoffs in 2009 and 2010. Only the winners of the first- and second-half advance due to the playoff format of the South Atlantic League, something Augusta failed to do in either season.

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the team was voted by fans as the best minor-league team in the Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) Awards.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

All Star Kevin Youkilis

Besides Wakefield and Youkilis, other Major League Baseball players that performed at Lake Olmstead Stadium include Moisés Alou, Emmanuel Burriss, Carlos García, Brian Horwitz, Jason Kendall, Orlando Merced, Hanley Ramírez, Brandon Moss, Luis Mendoza, Pablo Sandoval, Eugenio Vélez, Brian Wilson, Madison Bumgarner and Tony Womack.

Current roster[edit]

Augusta GreenJackets roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 53 Carlos Alvarado Injury icon 2.svg
  • 37 Raymond Black
  • 28 Luis Castillo
  • 18 Carlos Diaz
  • 41 Chase Johnson
  • 23 Christian Jones
  • 16 Matthew Lujan
  • 38 Keury Mella
  • 32 Steven Messner Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Raymond Montero
  • 20 Tyler Rogers
  • 45 Daniel Slania
  • 35 Jake Smith
  • 21 Nick Vander Tuig
  • 49 Luis Ysla

Catchers

  • 25 Matthew Chavez
  • 47 Gabriel Cornier Injury icon 2.svg
  • 11 Leonardo Rojas
  • 26 Ty Ross

Infielders

  •  2 Christian Arroyo
  • 19 Brandon Bednar
  • -- Ryan Jones ‡
  • 15 Ryder Jones
  • 12 Ryan Tuntland

Outfielders

  • 39 Tyler Horan
  •  1 Randy Ortiz
  • 31 Cristian Paulino
  • 17 Shawn Payne
  • 14 Rafael Rodriguez Injury icon 2.svg

Manager

  •  9 Mike Goff

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On San Francisco Giants 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 6, 2014
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
San Francisco Giants minor league players


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 MiLBY Awards". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 

External links[edit]