Bakersfield Train Robbers

The Bakersfield Train Robbers are a professional baseball team based in Bakersfield, California. The team is a member of the Pecos League, an independent baseball league which is not affiliated with Major or Minor League Baseball.

Bakersfield Train Robbers
Team logo Cap insignia
Information
LeaguePecos League
LocationBakersfield, California
BallparkSam Lynn Ballpark
Year founded2013
League championships2018
Division championships2013, 2018, 2019
Former name(s)Topeka Train Robbers (2016)
Las Vegas Train Robbers (2013–2015)
Former ballparksLake Shawnee Sports Complex (2016) Rodriguez Park (2013-2014)
ColorsBlue, red, white, black
                   
ManagerEdilson Álvarez
Websitebakersfieldtrainrobbers.com

History

Established for the 2013 season, the team played its home games at Lake Shawnee Sports Complex. The team previous called Las Vegas, New Mexico home for two seasons, then played the 2015 season as a travel team before subsequently moving to Topeka.[1] On December 15, 2016, it was announced that the Train Robbers would move to Bakersfield for the 2017 season, filling in the void left by the contraction of the California League's Bakersfield Blaze.[2]

Roster

Bakersfield Train Robbers roster
Active roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 14 Devin Alexander
  • 20 Edilson Álvarez
  • 17 Garrett Álvarez
  • 35 Spencer Backstrom
  • 11 Reid Feeley
  • 43 Deuris Severino
  • 46 Sergio Valenzuela
  • 32 Emmanuel Velásquez
  • 47 Matt Wheeler
 

Catchers

  • 10 Luis Alvarado
  •  3 Tyler Baumann

Infielders

  • 15 Jarrett Anton
  • 18 Nathan Etheridge
  • 26 Karlos Joseph
  •  1 Andrés Ríos
  • 16 J.J. Santana
  •  2 Reinaldo Valdés

Outfielders

  • 12 José Arocha
  • 33 Tyree Davis
  • 23 Marcos Figueroa
  • 24 Darian Fleming
  • 13 José Hernández
 

Manager

  • Edilson Álvarez

Coaches


Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated June 1, 2019
Transactions

Season-by-season

Season W L Win% Result Playoffs
2013 41 27 .603 1st of 4 North Division Division: defeated Trinidad Triggers 2-0

Championship: lost Roswell Invaders 0-2

2014 12 38 .240 5th of 5 North Division DNQ
2015 16 42 .275 5th of 5 North Division DNQ
2016 28 33 .459 3rd of 5 North Division Division Quarterfinals: lost Trinidad Triggers 0-2

References

  1. "Train Robbers invading Topeka with new professional brand". Topeka Capital-Journal. 30 April 2016.
  2. "Bakersfield becomes home to the Train Robbers in the Pecos League" (Press release). Pecos League. December 15, 2016.
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