Orem Owlz

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Orem Owlz
Founded in 2001
Orem, Utah
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Team logo Cap insignia
Current Advanced-Rookie (2001-present)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (2001-present)
Division South Division
Major league affiliations
Current Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2001-present)
Minor league titles
League titles (4)
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2009
Division titles (8)
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
Team data
Nickname Orem Owlz (2005-present)
Previous names
Provo Angels (2001-2004)
Ballpark Brent Brown Ballpark (2005-present)
Previous parks
Larry H. Miller Field (2001-2004)
Jeff Katofsky
Manager Dave Stapleton
General Manager Justo Vazquez

The Orem Owlz are a minor league baseball farm team affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball franchise. The team plays in Orem, Utah.

Hootz, the Orem Owlz mascot.

Formerly the Provo Angels, the Owlz are one of two Pioneer League teams in Utah, the other being the Ogden Raptors. The team changed ownership after the 2004 season and moved from Provo to a new stadium in neighboring Orem.[1] While retaining its affiliation with the Angels major league club, the team introduced a new name and logo at the time of their move. The Owlz also introduced a new mascot named Hootz, a red owl with a head in the shape of a large baseball. Hootz was married in 2009 in an on-field ceremony to Holly, a female owl.

The Owlz play in the Pioneer League, which is a rookie-level league with an abbreviated schedule. They won the 2004 Pioneer League championship[2] (while still in Provo) and won the 2005 championship as well,[3] after moving to Orem. The Owlz have also won the 2007[4] and 2009[5] championships, in addition to eight division titles. The Owlz play their home games at Brent Brown Ballpark, on the campus of Utah Valley University.

The team is prominently mentioned in the book Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit, a memoir recounting the author's one season playing for the Provo Angels.


Orem Owlz roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 29 Arjenis Fernandez
  • 24 Joe Gatto
  • 35 Jacob Kopra
  • 39 Jacob Peterson
  • 47 Ramon Rodriguez
  • 34 Zach Varela
  • 15 Tyler Watson



  •  2 Raul Linares
  •  1 Juan Moreno


  •  8 Tyler Palmer



  • 30 Buck Coats (Hitting)
  • John Slusarz (Pitching)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated April 12, 2015
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Owlz players with MLB experience[edit]

These are listed by the year they appeared for the Owlz.

Steve Andrade, Nick Gorneault, Casey Kotchman, Pedro Liriano, Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson, Ervin Santana, Steven Shell, Jake Woods
Erick Aybar, Alberto Callaspo, Edwar Ramirez, Rafael Rodríguez, Joe Saunders
Matthew Brown, Daniel Davidson, Brian Esposito, Howie Kendrick, Warner Madrigal, Reggie Willits, Bobby Wilson, Brandon Wood
Alexi Casilla, Fernando Rodriguez, Sean Rodriguez,
Nick Adenhart, José Arredondo, Martín Maldonado, Bobby Mosebach, Mark Trumbo
Trevor Bell, Peter Bourjos, Barret Browning, David Herndon, Darren O'Day, Anthony Ortega, Sean O'Sullivan, Chris Pettit
Ryan Brasier, Bobby Cassevah, Jeremy Moore, Efren Navarro, Andrew Romine, Mason Tobin, Jordan Walden
Steve Geltz, Luis Jiménez, Michael Kohn, Andrew Taylor, Will Smith
Buddy Boshers, David Carpenter, Patrick Corbin, Garrett Richards, Jean Segura, Tyler Skaggs
Kole Calhoun, Donn Roach
C. J. Cron, Nick Maronde
Mike Morin, Michael Roth


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