Gulf Coast League Braves

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The Gulf Coast League Braves are the Rookie Level minor league baseball affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The team plays at the Walt Disney World Resort at Champion Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.

The team is composed mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball either as draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and other countries.

In 2003, the Gulf Coast Braves won a best-of-3 series to defeat the Gulf Coast Pirates and become the Gulf Coast League champions. They did not make the playoffs in 2006.

The team traces its history to the earliest days of "complex-based" baseball. Initially based in Sarasota, Florida, it was a member of the short-lived Sarasota Rookie League (1964) and Florida Rookie League (1965), and was a charter club in the Gulf Coast League when it formed in 1966. The GCL Braves have operated from 1964-67 and continuously since 1976.[1]

Roster[edit]

Gulf Coast League Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 52 Christian Barczykowski
  • 11 Oriel L. Caicedo
  •  7 Daniel Cordero
  • 37 Abraham Espinosa
  • 34 Francisco Gonzalez
  • 40 Alec Grosser
  •  8 Matt Kimbrel
  • 14 Nelson Leon
  • 46 Richard Paulino
  • 28 Adrian Rivero
  • 15 Rafael Rodriguez
  • -- Reymi Ruiz ‡
  •  9 Jordany Santana
  • 33 Steven Schils
  • 13 Ian Stiffler
  • 24 Jorge Zavala

Catchers

  • 12 Nathan Hass
  • 39 Tanner Murphy
  • 17 Andrew Parker
  • 22 Orrin Sears

Infielders

  •  4 Gerald Chin
  • 32 Ian Hagenmiller
  • 25 Dylan Manwaring
  • 48 Ibrahim McKenzie
  • 16 Mattia Mercuri
  • 36 Omar Obregon

Outfielders

  • -- Karl Hoschke
  •  5 Connor Oliver
  • -- Miguel Rivero
  • 45 Fernelys Sanchez

Manager

Coaches


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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, eds., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007.