Lake Elsinore Storm

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Lake Elsinore Storm
Founded in 1994
Lake Elsinore, California
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Team logoCap insignia
Current Class A – Advanced
Minor league affiliations
League California League
Conference South Division
Major league affiliations
Current San Diego Padres (2001–present)
Previous California Angels (1981–2000)
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1996
  • 2001
  • 2011
Division titles (5)
  • 1996
  • 2001
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2011
Team data
Ballpark Lake Elsinore Diamond (1994–present)
Gary E. Jacobs / Storm LP
General Manager Raj Narayanan

The Lake Elsinore Storm is a minor league baseball team in Lake Elsinore, California, United States. It is a Class A – Advanced team in the California League, and is a farm team of the San Diego Padres. The Storm plays its home games at Lake Elsinore Diamond (Pete Lehr Field), which opened in 1994; the park seats 7,866 fans.

This team relocated three times and has been traced back to the Redwood Pioneers, then the Palm Springs Angels, and finally the Lake Elsinore Storm. As the Palm Springs Angels and later as the Storm, it had previously been the "high-A" affiliate of the Angels until the end of the 2000 season (along with their former mascot, Hamlet), when it and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes switched affiliations. Some former members of the Storm later became members of the Angels 2002 World Series championship team.

On May 18, 2007, the Storm set a league record for most lopsided victory, beating the Lancaster JetHawks by a 30–0 score.[1]

Since the 2004 opening of Petco Park, the new home field of the Padres, the Storm has played one home game there toward the end of each season, as the second half of a doubleheader following a Padres daytime home game. Usually, its opponent has been the California League farm team of the Padres' same-day opponents.

In 2011, Nate Freiman played for the Storm setting single-season club records with 22 home runs and 111 RBIs.[2]


Lake Elsinore Storm roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 27 Elliot Ashbeck
  • 14 Pedro Avila
  • 26 Michel Báez
  • 24 David Bednar
  • 29 Colby Blueberg
  • 16 Ronald Bolanos
  •  2 Carter Capps
  •  9 Reggie Lawson
  • 19 Adrian Morejon
  • 25 Chris Paddack
  • 26 Emmanuel Ramirez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 10 Gerardo Reyes
  • -- Hansel Rodriguez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 18 Blake Rogers
  • 32 Dauris Valdez
  • 34 Steven Wilson






  •  8 Doug Banks (hitting)
  •  4 Freddy Flores
  • 20 Pete Zamora (pitching)

60-day disabled list

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On San Diego Padres 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated July 2, 2018
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San Diego Padres minor league players

Notable alumni[edit]

Cody Decker with the Storm in 2010
Nate Freiman, batting for the Storm in 2011


  1. ^ "Sports News & latest headlines from AOL". 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "2011 California League - Season Review," Baseball Cube.

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