Danville Braves

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Danville Braves
Founded in 1993
Danville, Virginia
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentRookie (1982–present)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueAppalachian League
Major league affiliations
CurrentAtlanta Braves
Minor league titles
League titles (4)
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 1991
  • 1986
Division titles (10)
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2000
  • 1991
  • 1989
  • 1986
  • 1984
Team data
NicknameDanville Braves (1993–present)
Previous names
Pulaski Braves (1982–1992)
BallparkAmerican Legion Field (1993–present)
Previous parks
Calfee Park (1982–1992)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Liberty Media
ManagerBarrett Kleinknecht
General ManagerDavid Cross

The Danville Braves are a minor league baseball team in Danville, Virginia. They are an Advanced Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League and have been a farm team of the Atlanta Braves since 1982. Since 1993, the Braves have played home games at American Legion Post 325 Field. Opened in 1993, Legion Field seats 2,588 fans. Previously, they played at Calfee Park in Pulaski.

On September 3, 2006, Danville won their first ever Appalachian League championship, defeating the Elizabethton Twins 2 games to 1, in a best of three series. On September 3, 2009, Danville won their second Appalachian League championship, again defeating the Elizabethton Twins, this time two games to zero.

The Danville Braves mascot is a large, green bird named Blooper.

Notable players[edit]

Notable players who have played for Danville include:

Playoffs[edit]

Roster[edit]

Danville Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  •  8 Tanner Allison
  • 52 Jacob Belinda
  • 30 John Curtis
  • 48 Zach Daniels
  • 18 Zach Guth
  • 15 Jake Higginbotham
  • 11 Tanner Lawson
  • 32 Dilmer Mejía
  • 45 Jose Montilla
  • -- Stephen Moore (Military leave)
  • 26 Trey Riley
  • 27 Matt Rowland
  • 57 Ricardo Sanchez #*
  • 46 Zach Seipel
  •  7 Connor Simmons
  • 34 Keith Weisenberg
  • 53 Bradey Welsh
  • 37 Brooks Wilson

Catchers

  • 39 Rusber Estrada
  • 43 Ricardo Rodriguez
  • 40 Ray Soderman
  • 51 Zack Soria

Infielders

  • 16 Griffin Benson
  •  9 Greg Cullen
  • 22 Greyson Jenista
  • 23 Brett Langhorne
  • 19 Michael Mateja
  • 20 Luis Mejia
  •  1 Nicholas Shumpert
  • 56 Brendan Venter
  • 33 Nicholas Vizcaino

Outfielders

  • 12 Carlos Baerga
  • 13 Justin Dean
  • 25 Andrew Moritz
  • 24 Henry Quintero


Manager

  • -- Anthony Nunez

Coaches

  • -- Connor Narron (coach)
  • -- Danny Santiesteban (hitting)
  • -- Jason Stanford (pitching)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated January 17, 2019
Transactions
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Atlanta Braves minor league players

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