Lake Elsinore Storm

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Lake Elsinore Storm
Founded in 1994
Lake Elsinore, California
LEstorm.PNG Lake Elsinore Storm cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Current Class A – Advanced
Minor league affiliations
League California League
Conference South Division
Major league affiliations
Current San Diego Padres (2001–present)
Previous California Angels (1981–2000)
Minor league titles
League titles 3 (1996, 2001, 2011)
Division titles 6 (1996, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011)
Team data
Ballpark Lake Elsinore Diamond
Gary Jacobs / Storm LP
General manager Raj Narayanan
President Dave Oster

The Lake Elsinore Storm are a minor league baseball team in Lake Elsinore, California, USA. It is a Class A – Advanced team in the California League, and is a farm team of the San Diego Padres. The Storm plays its home games at Lake Elsinore Diamond (Pete Lehr Field), which opened in 1994; the park seats 7,866 fans.

This team relocated three times and has been traced back to the Redwood Pioneers, then the Palm Springs Angels, and finally the Lake Elsinore Storm. As the Palm Springs Angels and later as the Storm, it had previously been the "high-A" affiliate of the Angels until the end of the 2000 season (along with their former mascot, Hamlet), when it and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes switched affiliations. Some former members of the Storm later became members of the Angels 2002 World Series championship team.

On May 18, 2007, the Storm set a league record for most lopsided victory, beating the Lancaster JetHawks by a 30–0 score.[1]

Since the 2004 opening of PETCO Park, the new home field of the Padres, the Storm has played one home game there toward the end of each season, as the second half of a doubleheader following a Padres daytime home game. Usually, its opponent has been the California League farm team of the Padres' same-day opponents.

Notable alumni[edit]

Nate Freiman, batting for the Storm in 2011


Lake Elsinore Storm roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 30 Brandon Alger
  • -- Kyle Bartsch
  • 10 Joe Church
  • 27 Adam Cimber
  • 14 Coby Cowgill
  • 12 Zach Eflin
  • -- Matt Lachappa
  • -- Roman Madrid
  • 48 Ruben Mejia
  • 47 Elliot Morris
  • 16 Chris Nunn
  • 37 Alan Oaks
  • 18 Ben Paullus
  • 29 Colin Rea
  • 48 Genison Reyes
  • 26 Tony Rizzotti
  • 36 Bryan Rodriguez
  • 23 Matthew Shepherd


  • 25 Dane Phillips
  •  3 Jeremy Rodriguez


  •  5 Marcus Davis
  • 24 Luis Domoromo
  • 20 Duanel Jones
  • 15 Gabriel Quintana
  •  8 José Rondón


  • 32 Jeremy Baltz
  • 21 Alberth Martinez
  •  6 Mallex Smith
  • -- Donovan Tate



Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On San Diego Padres 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated December 15, 2014
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