Gulf Coast League Astros

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gulf Coast League Astros
(1965, 1977–1998, 2009–present)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Houston-Astros-Logo.svg Houston Astros cap logo.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Gulf Coast League (1977–1998, 2009–present)
Division Northeast Division
Previous leagues
Florida Rookie League (1965)
Major league affiliations
Current Houston Astros
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1965
  • 1979
  • 1994
Division titles (2)
  • 1993
  • 1994
Team data
Nickname GCL Astros
Previous names
  • GCL Astros Blue (1980-1981)
  • GCL Astros Orange (1980-1981)
  • FRL Astros (1965)
Ballpark The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (2017–present)
Previous parks
Osceola County Stadium (2009–2016)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Houston Astros
Manager Marty Malloy

The Gulf Coast League (GCL) Astros are a minor league baseball team of the Gulf Coast League (GCL), and a Rookie-level affiliate of the Houston Astros. They are located in West Palm Beach, Florida, and play their home games at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. 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.

The GCL Astros began play in 1977. However, in 1965, the team first played in the league's direct predecessor, the Florida Rookie League, as the Florida Rookie League Astros. The team suspended operations after the 1998 season, but returned to the GCL in 2009. In 1980 and 1981, the Houston Astros fielded two teams in the Gulf Coast League, named GCL Astros Orange and GCL Astros Blue. Prior to 2017, the team was located in Kissimmee, Florida, and played their home games at Osceola County Stadium.

Roster[edit]

Gulf Coast League Astros roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 20 Bryan Abreu
  • 11 Yhoan Acosta
  • -- Jesus Balaguer
  • -- Chad Donato
  • 46 Ian Hardman
  • 67 Saul Martinez
  • 14 Hansel Paulino
  • 19 Leovanny Rodriguez
  • 18 Cesar Rosado

Catchers

  • 27 Bernardo Heras
  • 21 Orlando Marquez
  • 61 Randy Vasquez

Infielders

  • 22 Wander Francor
  •  8 Ronny Jimenez
  • 47 Joan Mauricio
  •  2 L. P. Pelletier
  • 16 Juan Pineda
  • 58 Brody Westmoreland

Outfielders

  • 56 Jose Benjamin
  •  3 Gilberto Celestino
  • 31 Nestor Muriel


Manager

  • -- Wladimir Sutil

Coaches

  • 13 Luis Mateo (hitting)
  • -- Jose Rada (pitching)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Houston Astros 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated May 14, 2017
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Houston Astros minor league players

Season-by-season[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
FRL Astros (1965)[1]
1965 36-21 1st Joe Frazier League Champs
No playoffs until 1983
GCL Astros (1977–1979)[2]
1977 22-32 6th Julio Linares No playoffs until 1983
1978 23-31 5th Julio Linares
1979 33-19 1st Julio Linares League Champs
GCL Astros Blue (1980–1981)[3]
1980 38-24 2nd Eric Swanson
1981 22-38 12th Eric Swanson
GCL Astros Orange (1980–1981)[4]
1980 34-28 5th Fernando Tatis
1981 33-28 4th Lyle Olsen
GCL Astros (1982-1998)[2]
1982 20-42 10th Jose Tartabull
1983 29-32 6th Jose Tartabull
1984 36-27 2nd (t) Jose Tartabull
1985 24-37 8th Julio Linares
1986 32-29 3rd Julio Linares
1987 32-30 5th Julio Linares
1988 28-35 7th Julio Linares
1989 16-47 14th Julio Linares
1990 33-30 7th Julio Linares
1991 27-33 12th (t) Julio Linares
1992 27-33 12th Julio Linares
1993 35-24 3rd Julio Linares Lost League Finals
(vs. GCL Rangers (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
(vs. GCL Mets (1 game to 0)
1994 41-18 2nd Bobby Ramos League Champs
(vs. GCL Royals (2 games to 1)
Won in 1st round
(vs. GCL Marlins (1 game to 0)
1995 32-26 8th (t) Bobby Ramos
1996 31-28 7th Bobby Ramos
1997 24-36 14th Julio Linares
1998 22-38 14th Julio Linares
GCL Astros (2009–Present)[2]
2009 18-38 16th Omar Lopez
2010 20-36 15th Omar Lopez
2011 20-34 15th Ed Romero
2012 28-31 9th Ed Romero
2013 27-33 11th (t) Edgar Alfonzo
2014 28-32 11th Marty Malloy
2015 19-41 15th Marty Malloy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FRL Astros". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "GCL Astros". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "GCL Astros Blue". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "GCL Astros Orange". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 

External links[edit]