Orem Owlz

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Orem Owlz
Founded in 2001
Orem, Utah
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Advanced-Rookie (2001-present)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (2001-present)
Division South Division
Major league affiliations
Current Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2001-present)
Minor league titles
League titles 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
Division titles 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
Team data
Nickname Orem Owlz (2005-present)
Previous names Provo Angels (2001-2004)
Ballpark Brent Brown Ballpark (2005-present)
Previous parks Larry H. Miller Field (2001-2004)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Jeff Katofsky
Manager Dave Stapleton
General manager Justo Vazquez

The Orem Owlz are a minor league baseball farm team affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball franchise. The team plays in Orem, Utah.

Hootz, the Orem Owlz mascot.

Formerly the Provo Angels, They are 1 of the 2 teams in Utah in the Pioneer League, the other being the Ogden Raptors. the team changed ownership after the 2004 season and moved to a new stadium in neighboring Orem. While retaining its affiliation with the Angels major league club, the team introduced a new name and logo at the time of their move. The Owlz also introduced a new mascot named Hootz, a red owl with a head in the shape of a large baseball. Hootz was married in 2009 in an on-field ceremony to Holly, a female Owl.

The Owlz play in the Pioneer League, which is a rookie-level league with an abbreviated schedule. They won the 2004 Pioneer League championship (while still in Provo) and won the 2005 championship as well, after moving to Orem. The Owlz have also won the 2007 and 2009 championships. The Owlz play their home games at the Brent Brown Ballpark, on the campus of Utah Valley University.

The team is prominently mentioned in the book Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit, a memoir recounting the author's one season playing for the Provo Angels.

Roster[edit]

Orem Owlz roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 14 Jonah Wesely
  • 15 Ronald Muck
  • 16 Keynan Middleton
  • 17 Alex Klonowski
  • 19 Justin Anderson
  • 23 Greg Mahle
  • 26 Angel Guerra
  • 28 Michael Bolaski
  • 29 Arjenis Fernandez
  • 31 Austin Robichaux
  • 34 Zach Varela
  • 35 Jacob Kopra
  • 36 Jordan Kipper
  • 37 Eduardo Paredes
  • 39 Jacob Peterson
  • 40 Jeremy Rhoades
  • 47 Ramon Rodriguez
  • -- Christopher Ellis

Catchers

  • 12 Eason Spivey
  • 25 Pedro Pizarro
  • 33 Michael Strentz
  • -- Wade Wass

Infielders

  •  2 Raul Linares
  •  5 Wendell Soto
  •  8 Zachary Houchins
  • 13 Andrew Daniel
  • 32 Ryan Seiz
  • 41 RJ Santigate
  • -- Vance Albitz

Outfielders

  •  1 Bo Way
  •  7 Quinten Davis
  • 10 Miguel Hermosillo
  • 20 Caleb Adams
  • 24 Natanael Delgado

Manager

Coaches

  •  6 Ryan Barba (Hitting)
  • 30 Buck Coats (Hitting)
  • 22 Chris Gissell (Pitching)
  • 27 Hector Astacio (Pitching)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated July 6, 2014
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