Gulf Coast League Astros

The Gulf Coast League (GCL) Astros are a minor league baseball team of the Gulf Coast League (GCL), and a Rookie-level affiliate of the Houston Astros. They are located in West Palm Beach, Florida, and play their home games at The Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. 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.

Gulf Coast League Astros
(1965, 1977–1998, 2009–present)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueGulf Coast League (1977–1998, 2009–present)
DivisionEast Division
Previous leagues
Florida Rookie League (1965)
Major league affiliations
CurrentHouston Astros
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1965
  • 1979
  • 1994
Division titles (2)
  • 1993
  • 1994
Team data
NicknameGCL Astros
Previous names
  • GCL Astros Blue (1980-1981)
  • GCL Astros Orange (1980-1981)
  • FRL Astros (1965)
BallparkThe Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (2017–present)
Previous parks
Osceola County Stadium (2009–2016)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Houston Astros
ManagerWladimir Sutil

The GCL Astros began play in 1977. However, in 1965, the team first played in the league's direct predecessor, the Florida Rookie League, as the Florida Rookie League Astros. The team suspended operations after the 1998 season, but returned to the GCL in 2009. In 1980 and 1981, the Houston Astros fielded two teams in the Gulf Coast League, named GCL Astros Orange and GCL Astros Blue. Prior to 2017, the team was located in Kissimmee, Florida, and played their home games at Osceola County Stadium.

Roster

Gulf Coast League Astros roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 44 Gerardo Bojorquez
  • 46 Chandler Casey
  • 14 Jervic Chavez
  • 27 Franny Cobos
  • 47 Kevin Dickey
  • 48 Whit Drennan
  • 52 Kevin Holcomb
  • 37 Alfredi Jimenez
  • 36 Fredy Medina
  • 38 Alex Palmer
  • 29 Jherson Pereira
  • 41 Julio Robaina
  • 55 Elian Rodriguez
  • -- Jayson Schroeder
  • 35 Misael Tamarez
  • 37 Diosmerky Taveras
  • 70 Heitor Tokar

Catchers

  •  6 Jose Alvarez
  •  8 Gerry Castillo
  • 56 Tyler Krabbe
  • 58 Nerio Rodriguez

Infielders

  • 22 Yorbin Ceuta
  • 10 Rolando Espinosa
  • 12 Dexter Jordan
  • 20 Victor Mascai
  • 13 Jose Mendoza
  •  3 Sean Mendoza

Outfielders

  • 15 Colin Barber
  • 23 Yefri Carrillo
  • 16 Abraham Castillo
  • 17 Yimmi Cortabarria
  • 18 Adonis Giron
  • 21 Franklin Pinto
  • 53 Rainier Rivas

Manager

  • 11 Wladimir Sutil

Coaches

  • 43 Jose Rada (pitching)
  •  4 Rene Rojas (hitting)


7-day injured list
* On Houston Astros 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated November 6, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB  Gulf Coast League
Houston Astros minor league players

Season-by-season

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
FRL Astros (1965)[1]
196536-211stJoe FrazierLeague Champs
No playoffs until 1983
GCL Astros (1977–1979)[2]
197722-326thJulio LinaresNo playoffs until 1983
197823-315thJulio Linares
197933-191stJulio LinaresLeague Champs
GCL Astros Blue (1980–1981)[3]
198038-242ndEric Swanson
198122-3812thEric Swanson
GCL Astros Orange (1980–1981)[4]
198034-285thFernando Tatis
198133-284thLyle Olsen
GCL Astros (1982-1998)[2]
198220-4210thJose Tartabull
198329-326thJose Tartabull
198436-272nd (t)Jose Tartabull
198524-378thJulio Linares
198632-293rdJulio Linares
198732-305thJulio Linares
198828-357thJulio Linares
198916-4714thJulio Linares
199033-307thJulio Linares
199127-3312th (t)Julio Linares
199227-3312thJulio Linares
199335-243rdJulio LinaresLost League Finals
(vs. GCL Rangers (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
(vs. GCL Mets (1 game to 0)
199441-182ndBobby RamosLeague Champs
(vs. GCL Royals (2 games to 1)
Won in 1st round
(vs. GCL Marlins (1 game to 0)
199532-268th (t)Bobby Ramos
199631-287thBobby Ramos
199724-3614thJulio Linares
199822-3814thJulio Linares
GCL Astros (2009–Present)[2]
200918-3816thOmar Lopez
201020-3615thOmar Lopez
201120-3415thEd Romero
201228-319thEd Romero
201327-3311th (t)Edgar Alfonzo
201428-3211thMarty Malloy
201519-4115thMarty Malloy
201622-3114thMarty Malloy
201727-2710thWladimir Sutil
201827-289thWladimir Sutil
201923-2810thWladimir SutilPlayoffs cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian

References

  1. "FRL Astros". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  2. "GCL Astros". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  3. "GCL Astros Blue". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  4. "GCL Astros Orange". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.


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