Gulf Coast League Braves

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The Gulf Coast League Braves are the rookie-level minor league baseball affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The team plays at the Walt Disney World Resort at Champion Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.

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.

In 2003, the Gulf Coast Braves won a best-of-three series to defeat the Gulf Coast Pirates and become the Gulf Coast League champions. They did not make the playoffs in 2006.

In 2015, the Gulf Coast Braves finished second in the Northeast division with a 27–33 record. They were 9.5 games behind the division-winning Tigers, and did not make the playoffs.

The team traces its history to the earliest days of "complex-based" baseball. Initially based in Sarasota, Florida, it was a member of the short-lived Sarasota Rookie League (1964) and Florida Rookie League (1965), and was a charter club in the Gulf Coast League when it formed in 1966. The GCL Braves have operated from 1964 to 1967 and continuously since 1976.[1]

Roster

Gulf Coast League Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 58 Kolby Allard
  • 15 Gabino Avalos
  • 54 Luis Barrios
  • 30 Felix Falcon
  • 18 Anthony Guardado
  • 28 Jaret Hellinger
  • 45 Jesus Heredia
  • 40 Odalvi Javier
  • -- Nelson Leon ‡
  • 22 Jhon Martinez
  • -- Dilmer Mejia
  • 33 Evertz Orozco
  • 23 Alan Rangel
  • 55 Alberto Rodriguez
  • 43 Kelvin Rodriguez
  • -- Reymi Ruiz ‡
  • 39 Jhoniel Sepulveda
  • 12 Gilbert Suarez
  • -- Jacob Webb

Catchers

  • 51 Ruben Perez
  • 62 Collin Yelich

Infielders

  •  7 Kevin Josephina
  • 17 Robert Nesovic
  • 14 Angel Perez

Outfielders

  • 13 Elias Arias
  • 36 Jose Pina
  •  8 Isranel Wilson

Manager

  • -- Nestor Perez

Coaches

  • 16 Rick Albert (hitting)
  • 27 Mike Alvarez (pitching)


10px 7-day disabled list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated May 1, 2016
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Atlanta Braves minor league players

References

  1. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, eds., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007.