Gulf Coast League Braves

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Gulf Coast League Braves
Founded in 1976
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Atlanta Braves.svg Atlanta Braves Insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Gulf Coast League
Division North Division
Major league affiliations
Current Atlanta Braves
Team data
Nickname Braves
Ballpark Champion Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Atlanta Braves
General Manager unknown

The Gulf Coast League Braves are the rookie-level minor league baseball affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The team plays at the Walt Disney World Resort at Champion Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.

The team is composed mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball either as draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and other countries.

In 2003, the Gulf Coast Braves won a best-of-three series to defeat the Gulf Coast Pirates and become the Gulf Coast League champions. They did not make the playoffs in 2006.

In 2015, the Gulf Coast Braves finished second in the Northeast division with a 27–33 record. They were 9.5 games behind the division-winning Tigers, and did not make the playoffs.

The team traces its history to the earliest days of "complex-based" baseball. Initially based in Sarasota, Florida, it was a member of the short-lived Sarasota Rookie League (1964) and Florida Rookie League (1965), and was a charter club in the Gulf Coast League when it formed in 1966. The GCL Braves have operated from 1964 to 1967 and continuously since 1976.[1]

Roster[edit]

Gulf Coast League Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 15 Gabino Avalos
  • 54 Luis Barrios
  • 30 Felix Falcon
  • 19 Luis Gamez
  • 25 Dalton Geekie
  • 28 Jaret Hellinger
  • 40 Odalvi Javier
  • 64 Nelson Leon
  • 48 Ben Libuda
  • 22 Jhon Martinez
  • 20 Bladimir Matos
  • 58 Dilmer Mejia
  • -- Alex Minter Injury icon 2.svg
  • 46 Fernando Miranda
  • 33 Evan Orozco
  • 36 Jose Pina
  • 23 Alan Rangel
  • 55 Alberto Rodriguez
  • 43 Kelvin Rodriguez
  • -- Reymi Ruiz ‡
  • 45 Jordany Santana
  • 39 Jhoniel Sepulveda
  • 49 Lucas Sims
  • -- Jacob Webb Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  • 60 Lucas Herbert
  • 57 Jonathan Morales
  • 52 Ruben Perez
  • -- Kevin Reiher Injury icon 2.svg
  • 62 Collin Yelich

Infielders

  •  5 Ronny Guillermo
  •  7 Kevin Josephina
  • 17 Robert Nesovic
  • 32 Austin Riley
  •  2 Alejandro Salazar
  • 13 Juan Yepez

Outfielders

  • 24 Ronald Acuna
  • 12 Jeyson Cabrera
  • 59 Justin Ellison
  • 26 Bradley Keller
  •  8 Isranel Wilson

Manager

  • -- Nestor Perez

Coaches

  • 16 Rick Albert (hitting)
  • 27 Mike Alvarez (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 December 26, 2015
Transactions
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Atlanta Braves minor league players

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, eds., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007.