Augusta GreenJackets

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Augusta GreenJackets
Founded in 1980
North Augusta, South Carolina
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current A
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League (1980–present)
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current San Francisco Giants (2005–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (4)
  • 1989
  • 1995
  • 1999
  • 2008
Division titles (1) 2008
Team data
Nickname Augusta GreenJackets (1994–present)
Previous names
Colors Forest green, dark orange, black, white
                   
Ballpark SRP Park (from 2018)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Agon Sports Entertainment, LLC.
Manager Nestor Rojas
General Manager Tom Denlinger

The Augusta GreenJackets are a Minor League Baseball team of the South Atlantic League and the Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. They are located in North Augusta, South Carolina, and will play their home games at SRP Park when it opens in 2018. They previously played at Lake Olmstead Stadium which had been the home of the GreenJackets from 1995 to 2017. The team is named in honor of The Masters golf tournament held across the river in Augusta, Georgia, where the winner receives a green jacket.

Before the Giants took over the club's affiliation after the 2004 season, the GreenJackets were a part of the Boston Red Sox organization. Prior to that, the Red Sox replaced the Pittsburgh Pirates in Augusta. The GreenJackets boast third baseman Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia as the only prospects to make the Red Sox roster, although knuckle baller Tim Wakefield pitched there in 1989 with the Pirates organization. The Red Sox' relationship with Augusta met with immediate success when the GreenJackets won the South Atlantic League championship in their first year as an affiliate team.

Stadium[edit]

Built primarily as a baseball facility between 1994 and 1995, Lake Olmstead Stadium was transformed by the GreenJackets into a versatile entertainment center for Augusta and the surrounding communities. The stadium seats 4,400 with nearly 1,000 box seats, 830 reserved seats, over 2,000 general admission seats, and also offers a large 500 person picnic area down the left field line and a grill and bar area down the right field line. Lake Olmstead Stadium has been the site of events associated with The Masters golf tournament, many concerts, the Annual Masters Beach Blast Concert, and other special events.

In 2013, the GreenJackets announced plans to have a new stadium, SRP Park, built across the Savannah River in North Augusta, South Carolina. The new stadium will be surrounded by new businesses including a luxury hotel and other residential amenities for the area dubbed Project Jackson. The GreenJackets plan to leave Lake Olmstead Stadium for the new ballpark in 2018.[1]

Recent history[edit]

Despite holding the best overall record in their division, the GreenJackets missed the playoffs in 2009 and 2010. Only the winners of the first- and second-half advance due to the playoff format of the South Atlantic League, something Augusta failed to do in either season.

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the team was voted by fans as the best minor league team in the Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) Awards.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

All Star Kevin Youkilis


  • Ralph Houk (1941) Manager: 1961 & 1962 World Series Champion - New York Yankees
  • Dustin Pedroia (2004) 4 x MLB All Star; 2007 AL Rookie of the Year; 2008 AL Most Valuable Player
  • Hanley Ramírez (2003) MLB All-Star; 2009 NL Batting Title; 2006 NL Rookie of the Year
  • Pablo Sandoval (2006) 2 x MLB All-Star; 2012 World Series Most Valuable Player

Current roster[edit]

Augusta GreenJackets roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 48 Melvin Adon
  • 37 Cameron Avila-Leeper §
  • 50 Caleb Baragar
  • 16 Greg Brody Injury icon 2.svg
  • 14 Jeff Burke
  • 15 Sandro Cabrera
  • -- Mac Marshall Injury icon 2.svg
  • 34 Domenic Mazza
  • 47 Jose Morel
  • 35 D. J. Myers Injury icon 2.svg
  • 32 Nolan Riggs
  • 23 Patrick Ruotolo
  • 31 Wilson Santos
  •  1 Caleb Smith
  • 40 Raffi Vizcaino
  • 33 Garrett Williams
  • 22 Stephen Woods

Catchers

  •  8 Will Albertson
  • 25 Skyler Ewing
  • 17 Adam Sonabend

Infielders

  • -- Richard Amion
  • 13 Kelvin Beltre
  • 12 Michael Bernal
  • -- Tyler Brown §
  • 28 Frandy De La Rosa §
  •  7 Brandon Van Horn
  • 26 Jose Vizcaino Jr.

Outfielders

  • 29 Jean Angomas
  • -- Gustavo Cabrera Injury icon 2.svg
  •  5 Shawon Dunston, Jr.
  •  6 Sandro Fabian
  •  2 Johneshwy Fargas Injury icon 2.svg
  • 19 Ashford Fulmer Injury icon 2.svg
  • 10 Jacob Heyward
  • -- Anthony Marks §
  •  9 Cristian Paulino


Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list

  • -- Ryan Koziol
  • -- Logan Webb

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On San Francisco Giants 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 10, 2017
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
San Francisco Giants minor league players

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spedden, Zach (2017-01-11). "Work Begins on Project Jackson". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  2. ^ "2008 MiLBY Awards". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 

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