High Desert Mavericks

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High Desert Mavericks
Founded in 1988
Adelanto, California
HDmavs.PNG HD Mavericks cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Current Class A - Advanced
Minor league affiliations
League California League
Conference South Division
Major league affiliations
Current Texas Rangers (2015–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 1997
Team data
Nickname High Desert Mavericks (1991–present)
Previous names
Riverside Red Wave (1988–1990)
Ballpark Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium
Main Street Baseball
Manager Howard Johnson
General Manager Ben Hemmen

The High Desert Mavericks are a minor league baseball team in Adelanto, California, USA. Their Major League parent club is the Texas Rangers. They are a Class A - Advanced team in the California League.

The franchise was founded in 1988 and was first located in Riverside, California and known as the Red Wave from 1988. In 1991 it relocated north across the mountains to Adelanto, part of the Victor Valley metro area in California's High Desert region. The Rangers are the eighth parent club in the Mavericks' relatively short history.

The Mavericks play their home games at Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium (known as Stater Bros. Stadium from 2007 to 2014 and Mavericks Stadium until 2007) which opened in 1991 and seats 3,808 fans. The park is known to be an extreme hitter-friendly venue which tends to inflate home run totals drastically.[1] As a result, offensive statistics for High Desert players must be discounted for comparative purposes, while the reverse is the case for statistics accumulated by High Desert pitchers.[2]


  • The Mavericks are the only team in California League history to win championships in the years that their major league parent clubs came into existence.
  • The Mavericks were the first team in California League history to have cheerleaders. The Maverick Girls would perform dance numbers on top of the dugouts in between innings.
  • On June 28, 2009, the Mavericks performed two historic feats on one day. They combined with the Lake Elsinore Storm to set a California League record for combined runs scored (51) in a 33-18 loss, and outfielder James McOwen broke the California League record for longest hitting streak, hitting safely for the 36th straight game on the same day.

Notable High Desert Mavericks alumni[edit]

Sale of team[edit]

On November 29, 2010, High Desert Mavericks were sold to Main Street Baseball after more than a year on the open market.[3] Rumors have the team possibly relocating to Chico, California, if a new ballpark is proposed and built there.

According to an article in the Victor Valley Daily Press dated August 12, 2012, the Mavericks will be staying in the High Desert through the 2015 season and possibly through 2018.[4]


Taylor Stanton pitching for High Desert in 2012
High Desert Mavericks roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 35 Felix Carvallo
  • 15 Tyler Davis
  • 13 Chris Dula Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Nick Gardewine
  • 31 Reed Garrett
  • 37 David Ledbetter
  • 27 Shane McCain
  • 30 Matt Milroy
  • 32 Cody Palmquist
  • 24 Austin Pettibone
  • 17 Adam Quintana
  • 22 Jeffrey Springs
  • 29 Kelvin Vasquez
  • 11 Collin Wiles
  • 12 Scott Williams Injury icon 2.svg
  • 14 Cole Wiper Injury icon 2.svg


  •  9 David Lyon
  • 36 Kevin Torres
  •  5 Jose Trevino



  • 16 Jairo Beras
  •  8 Jose Cardona
  • 18 Scott Heineman
  •  4 Luke Tendler



  • -- Aaron Levin (coach)
  • -- Oscar Marin (pitching)
  • 23 Bobby Rose (hitting)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated July 22, 2016
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Texas Rangers minor league players


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