Gulf Coast League Rays

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Gulf Coast League Rays
(1996-1998, 2009-present)
Port Charlotte, Florida
Originally played in St. Petersburg, Florida 1996-1998
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Gulf Coast League
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Tampa Bay Rays
Previous Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1996-1998)
Minor league titles
League titles (0) None
Division titles (2)
  • 1998
  • 2010
Team data
Nickname GCL Rays (2009-present)
Previous names
GCL Devil Rays (1996-1998)
Ballpark Charlotte Sports Park (2009-present)
Previous parks
Al Lang Stadium (1996-1998)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Tampa Bay Rays
Manager Jim Morrison

The Gulf Coast Rays are a minor league baseball team in Port Charlotte, Florida managed by Paul Hoover. They are a Rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League and an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team plays most of their home games on field five of the Charlotte Sports Park complex, and will also play select games in the stadium. Their roster will compose mostly of international free agents from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela and draft picks from the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.

The team first played from 1996 to 1998, as the Gulf Coast League Devil Rays. The club struggled during their first two years, but made it to the league championship in 1998, before losing to the GCL Rangers. The team was not fielded after the 1998 season, however the Rays returned to the Gulf Coast League in 2009.

Season-by-season[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen) (from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
GCL Devil Rays
1996 24-35 13th Bill Evers
1997 25-35 12th (t) Bobby Ramos
1998 36-24 2nd Bobby Ramos Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Rangers (2 games to 0)
Won 1st Round
vs. GCL Marlins (1 game to 0)
GCL Rays
2009 19-36 15th Joe Alvarez
2010 34-26 3rd Joe Alvarez Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Phillies (2 games to 1)
Won in first round
vs. GCL Marlins (1 game to 0)
2011 24-36 13th Joe Alvarez
2012 28-32 10th Paul Hoover
2013 27-33 11th (t) Jim Morrison
2014 32-28 8th Jim Morrison
2015 16-44 16th Jim Morrison
2016 TBD TBD Jim Morrison

Roster[edit]

Gulf Coast League Rays roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 19 Chris Carden
  • 44 Trevor Charpie
  • 30 Angel Felipe
  • 53 Wilson Garcia
  • 38 Ronal Hernandez
  • 45 Miguel Lara
  • 26 Wanderson Linares
  • 31 Justin Marsden
  • 16 Michael Mercado
  • 15 Zack Mozingo
  • 23 Arturo Mujica
  •  5 Ivan Pelaez
  • 18 Blake Plfughaupt
  • 28 Angel Rodriguez
  • 27 Francisco Sanchez
  • 34 Burch Smith #
  • 49 Jonny Venters #
  • 32 Angel Yepez #

Catchers

  • 21 Alexander Alvarez
  •  6 Roberto Alvarez
  • 13 Dylan Delso
  • 11 Jordyn Muffley
  • 14 Erik Ostberg
  •  7 David Parrett

Infielders

  • 10 Jonathan Aranda
  • 35 Vincent Byrd
  •  1 Luis Leon
  • 39 Cristhian Pedroza
  •  3 Allen Smoot
  • 25 Carlos Vargas

Outfielders

  •  9 Pedro Diaz
  • 24 Tony Pena
  •  4 Sabriel Polanco
  • 37 Yerson Santana
  •  8 Jake Shore


Manager

Coaches

  • 99 Marty DeMerritt (pitching)
  • 29 Tomas Francisco (coach)
  • 20 Jim Paduch (pitching)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Tampa Bay Rays 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 29, 2017
Transactions
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