High Desert Mavericks

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High Desert Mavericks
Founded in 1988
Adelanto, California
HDmavs.PNG HD Mavericks cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Class A - Advanced
Minor league affiliations
League California League
Conference South Division
Major league affiliations
Current Seattle Mariners (2007–present)
Previous

Kansas City Royals (2005–2006)

Minor league titles
League titles 1991, 1993, 1997
Team data
Nickname High Desert Mavericks (1991–present)
Previous names Riverside Red Wave (1988–1990)
Ballpark Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Main Street Baseball
Manager Jim Horner
General manager Cory A. John

The High Desert Mavericks are a minor league baseball team in Adelanto, California, USA. Their Major League parent club is the Seattle Mariners. They are a Class A - Advanced team in the California League.

The franchise was founded in 1988 and was first located in Riverside, California and known as the Red Wave from 1988. In 1991 it relocated north across the mountains to Adelanto, part of the Victor Valley metro area in California's High Desert region. The Mariners are the seventh parent club in the Mavericks' relatively short history.

The Mavericks play their home games at Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium (known as Stater Bros. Stadium from 2007 to 2014 and Mavericks Stadium until 2007) which opened in 1991 and seats 3,808 fans. The park is known to be an extreme hitter-friendly venue which tends to inflate home run totals drastically.[1] As a result, offensive statistics for High Desert players must be discounted for comparative purposes, while the reverse is the case for statistics accumulated by High Desert pitchers.[2]

Achievements[edit]

  • The Mavericks are the only team in California League history to win championships in the years that their major league parent clubs came into existence.
  • The Mavericks were the first team in California League history to have cheerleaders. The Maverick Girls would perform dance numbers on top of the dugouts in between innings.
  • On June 28, 2009, the Mavericks performed two historic feats on one day. They combined with the Lake Elsinore Storm to set a California League record for combined runs scored (51) in a 33-18 loss, and outfielder James McOwen broke the California League record for longest hitting streak, hitting safely for the 36th straight game on the same day.

Notable High Desert Mavericks alumni[edit]

Sale of team[edit]

On November 29, 2010, High Desert Mavericks were sold to Main Street Baseball after more than a year on the open market. [3] Rumors have the team possibly relocating to Chico, California, if a new ballpark is proposed and built there.

According to an article in the Victor Valley Daily Press dated August 12, 2012, the Mavericks will be staying in the High Desert through the 2015 season and possibly through 2018. [4]

Roster[edit]

Taylor Stanton pitching for High Desert in 2012
High Desert Mavericks roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 17 Matt Anderson
  • 27 Matt Brazis
  • 19 Min-Sih Chen
  • 33 Scott DeCecco
  • 20 Oliver Garcia
  • 31 Blake Hauser
  • 11 Seon Gi Kim
  • 29 Andrew Kittredge
  • 13 Will Mathis
  •  6 Jochi Ogando
  • 15 Tyler Olson
  • 32 Tyler Pike
  • 10 Dylan Unsworth
  • 32 Taijuan Walker *#

Catchers

Infielders

  •  2 Brock Hebert
  • 17 Patrick Kivlehan
  •  7 Jordy Lara
  •  3 Tim Lopes
  • 34 D.J. Peterson
  • 12 Tyler Smith

Outfielders

Manager

  • 14 Eddie Menchaca

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Seattle Mariners 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 9, 2014
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Seattle Mariners minor league players


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