Orem Owlz

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Orem Owlz
Founded in 2001
Orem, Utah
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Advanced-Rookie (2001–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (2001–present)
Division South Division
Major league affiliations
Current Los Angeles Angels (2001–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (5)
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2016
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)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Jeff Katofsky
Manager Tom Nieto
General Manager Rick Berry

The Orem Owlz are a minor league baseball farm team affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels baseball franchise. The team plays in Orem, Utah, at Brent Brown Ballpark, on the campus of Utah Valley University. The Owlz are one of two Pioneer League teams in Utah, the other being the Ogden Raptors.

History[edit]

Hootz, the Orem Owlz mascot.

Formerly the Provo Angels from 2001 through 2004, 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 League with an abbreviated schedule (short-season). The team has won five Pioneer League titles; one while in Provo (2004),[2] and four while in Orem (2005, 2007, 2009, and 2016). The team has also finished first in the South Division of the Pioneer League eight times.

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.

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2016: Defeated Ogden 2-1 in semifinals; defeated Billings 2-0 to win championship.
  • 2015: Lost to Idaho Falls 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2014: Defeated Ogden 2-0 in semifinals; lost to Billings 2-0 in finals.
  • 2011: Lost to Ogden 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2010: Lost to Ogden 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2009: Defeated Ogden 2-0 in semifinals; defeated Missoula 2-1 to win championship.
  • 2008: Lost to Great Falls 2-1 in finals.
  • 2007: Defeated Great Falls 2-0 to win championship.
  • 2005: Defeated Helena 2-0 to win championship.
  • 2004: Defeated Billings 2-0 to win championship.
  • 2003: Lost to Billings 2-0 in finals.
  • 2002: Defeated Great Falls 2-1 to win championship.
  • 2001: Lost to Billings 2-0 in finals.

Roster[edit]

Orem Owlz roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 27 Edrick Agosto
  • 25 Jeremy Beasley
  • 29 Denny Brady
  • 20 Cole Duensing
  • 26 Brett Hanewich
  • -- Luke Lind
  • -- Simon Mathews
  • 34 Isaac Mattson
  • -- Cristopher Molina
  • 30 David Perez
  • 26 Mayky Perez
  • 16 Daniel Procopio
  • 31 Elvin Rodriguez
  • 40 Keith Rogalla
  • -- Mitchell Traver
  • 39 James Ziemba

Catchers

  •  4 Keinner Pina
  • 23 Harrison Wenson

Infielders

  • 12 Manuel Guzman
  • -- Stephen Kerr
  • -- David MacKinnon
  • -- Matt McCann
  • -- Angel Molina
  • 22 Jeyson Sanchez
  •  6 Franklin Torres

Outfielders

  • -- Jordon Adell
  •  9 Spencer Griffin
  •  2 Torii Hunter
  • 10 Brandon Marsh
  • 21 Ryan Vega
  • -- Cam Williams
  • -- Kevin Williams


Manager

Coaches

  • 48 Mike Burns (Pitching)
  • 38 Manny Del Campo (Hitting)
  • 47 Matt Spring (coach)
  • 32 Jonathan Van Eaton (Pitching)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Los Angeles Angels 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated August 18, 2017
Transactions
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Los Angeles Angels minor league players

All-stars[edit]

Players with MLB experience[edit]

Players are listed by the season(s) they played for the Provo Angels (2001–2004) or Orem Owlz (2005–present).

dagger There are two different pitchers named "Austin Adams" who have played for the Owlz and have MLB experience; Austin Adams born in 1986 and Austin Adams born in 1991.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://universe.byu.edu/2004/12/06/orem-owlz-replace-provo-angels/
  2. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/595091227/Angels-on-high--Pioneer-League-crown-is-Provos-first-in-4-tries.html
  3. ^ a b "All-Star Teams 2000-today". milb.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ "2001 Provo Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2002 Provo Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ "2003 Provo Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ "2004 Provo Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "2005 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  9. ^ "2006 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  10. ^ "2007 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  11. ^ "2008 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  12. ^ "2009 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  13. ^ "2010 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  14. ^ "2011 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  15. ^ "2012 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  16. ^ "2013 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  17. ^ "2014 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  18. ^ "2015 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  19. ^ "2016 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  20. ^ "2017 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 

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