Gulf Coast League Braves

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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-3 series to defeat the Gulf Coast Pirates and become the Gulf Coast League champions. They did not make the playoffs in 2006.

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 1964–67 and continuously since 1976.[1]

Roster[edit]

Gulf Coast League Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 23 Caleb Beech
  • -- Dakota Dill
  • 37 Abraham Espinosa
  • -- Felix Falcon
  • 40 Garrett Fulenchek
  • 64 Luis Gamez
  • 49 Francisco Gonzalez
  • -- Nelson Leon
  • 60 Jhon Martinez
  •  2 Dilmer Mejia
  • -- Luis Merejo
  • 45 Mitchell Osnowitz
  • -- Reymi Ruiz ‡
  • -- Ricardo Sanchez
  •  9 Jordany Santana
  • 14 Aldo Silva
  • 48 Chad Sobotka
  • 34 Jacob Webb

Catchers

  • 50 Alejandro Flores
  • 57 Carlos Martinez
  • 12 Kevin Reiher

Infielders

  • -- Franklin Azuaje
  • 18 Ray-Patrick Didder
  •  5 Luke Dykstra
  •  4 John Franco
  • 32 Ian Hagenmiller
  • 39 Dylan Manwaring
  • 58 Luis Monasterio

Outfielders

  • 15 Kelvin Estevez
  • 11 Stephen Gaylor
  • 30 Erison Mendez
  • 27 Connor Obrochta
  • -- Jose Pina

Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated January 30, 2015
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
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.