Brevard County Manatees

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Brevard County Manatees
Founded in 1994
Viera, Florida
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Single-A (Advanced) (1994–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Florida State League (1994–present)
Division North Division
Major league affiliations
Current Milwaukee Brewers (2005–present)
Previous

Montreal Expos (2002–2004)

Minor league titles
League titles 2001 (co-champions with Tampa Yankees)
Division titles 1994, 2001, 2007
Team data
Nickname Brevard County Manatees (1994–present)
Ballpark Space Coast Stadium (1994–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Central Florida Baseball Group, LLC
President: Charlie Baumann
Manager Joe Ayrault
General manager Kyle J. Smith

The Brevard County Manatees are a minor league baseball team of the Florida State League, and are the A-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. They are based in Viera, Florida, and play their home games at Space Coast Stadium; built in 1994, the park holds 8,100 fans and is also the Spring Training home of the Washington Nationals

The Manatees will be affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers through 2014, as the two organizations extended their player development contract (PDC) in the spring of 2012.

Their mascot is known as Manny the Manatee. During the time that the team was affiliated with the Marlins, the mascot was named Hugh.

Team history[edit]

In 1994, the Manatees made it to the Florida State League championship series, but lost in the finals to the Tampa Yankees. They made a second championship series appearance in 2001. However, due to the September 11 attacks, the championship series was canceled and the Manatees and Tampa Yankees were declared co-champions. In 2007, the Manatees won the title in their division, but lost in the league finals to the Clearwater Threshers in four games.

On August 12, 2009, the Manatees recorded the 1,000th win in franchise history with an 8–2 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Promotions[edit]

In April 2007, on "World Record First Pitch Attempt Day" the stadium was opened at 6:00 a.m. for the 7:00 p.m. game to allow each fan to throw a ceremonial first pitch. They were still short of the world record by several hundred pitches.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Brevard County Manatees
Year Regular Season Post-season
Record Win % League Record Win % Result
1994 78–61 .561 2nd 3–3 .500 Won East Division title vs West Palm Beach Expos, 2–0
Lost FSL Championship vs Tampa Yankees, 1–3
1995 61–74 .452 12th
1996 47–92 .338 14th
1997 62–76 .449 12th
1998 43–97 .307 14th
1999 61–74 .452 12th
2000 66–74 .471 10th
2001 80–55 .593 1st 2–1 .667 Won East Division title vs Vero Beach Dodgers, 2–1
FSL Championship series vs Tampa Yankees canceled due to September 11, 2001 attacks.
Both teams are declared co-champions.
2002 51–85 .375 12th
2003 65–66 .496 7th
2004 53–72 .424 10th
2005 63–73 .463 10th
2006 64–65 .496 8th
2007 74–62 .544 4th 3–4 .429 Won East Division title vs St. Lucie Mets, 2–1
Lost FSL Championship vs Clearwater Threshers, 1–3
2008 66–72 .478 8th
2009 79–48 .622 1st 0–2 .000 Lost North Division title vs Tampa Yankees, 0–2
2010 64–75 .460 10th
2011 62–76 .449 11th
2012 63–72 .467 8th
2013 66-68 .493 7th
Totals 1,258–1,437 .467 8–10 .465 1 League Co-Championship

Current roster[edit]

Brevard County Manatees roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Jed Bradley
  • 10 Hobbs Johnson
  • 18 Jorge Lopez
  • 32 Damien Magnifico
  • 27 Stephen Peterson
  • 20 Chad Pierce
  • 25 Tanner Poppe
  • 12 Austin Ross
  • 11 Michael Strong
  • 14 Tommy Toledo
  • 19 Martin Viramontes
  • 34 Tyler Wagner

Catchers

  •  8 Parker Berberet
  •  7 Cameron Garfield

Infielders

  •  2 Orlando Arcia
  • 31 Garrett Cooper
  • 21 Michael Garza
  • 22 Brandon Macias
  •  4 Nathan Orf
  • 13 Yadiel Rivera
  •  3 Alfredo Rodriguez
  • 16 Jose Sermo

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 14, 2014
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Notable alumni[edit]

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