Gulf Coast League Blue Jays

The Gulf Coast League Blue Jays are a Rookie level minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. The team began play in 1981 and played until 1985. It did not play again until 1991 and was then a Rookie team again for the Blue Jays until 1995.[1][2]

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays
Founded in 1981
Dunedin, Florida
Team logo
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueGulf Coast League
DivisionWest (1981–1982)
Northern (1983–1985)
Southern (1991–1992)
Northern (1993–1995, 2007)
North (2008–2012)
Northwest (2013–present)
Major league affiliations
CurrentToronto Blue Jays (1981–1985, 1991–1995, 2007–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (0)None
Division titles (2)
  • 1992
  • 2015
Team data
BallparkBobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Communications)
ManagerLuis Hurtado
General ManagerMichael Nielsen

In 2007, it replaced the Pulaski Blue Jays in the Blue Jays farm system.[3] The GCL Blue Jays are based in Dunedin, Florida at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex.[4]

Year-by-year records

YearDiv.FinishWLW%ManagerPlayoffs
1981West9th2639.400Rich HackerNo playoffs until 1983
1982West6th3033.476Hector Torres
1983Northern4th1546.246Epy Guerrero
1984Northern4th2934.460Ray Webster
1985Northern4th2339.371Rocket Wheeler
1991Southern2nd3128.525Omar Malavé
1992Southern1st3524.593Omar MalavéLost in 1st round
vs. GCL Expos (1 game to 0)
1993Northern4th2238.367Héctor Torres
1994Northern2nd2634.433Doug Ault
1995Northern4th1940.322Rocket Wheeler
2007Northern2nd3624.600Clayton McCullough
2008North6th2632.448Dave Pano
2009North3rd3028.517John Schneider
2010North2nd3128.525John Schneider
2011North4th2732.458Omar Malavé
2012North5th2238.367Omar Malavé
2013Northwest3rd2832.467John Schneider
2014Northwest4th1841.305Kenny Graham
2015Northwest1st3919.672Cesar MartinLost League Finals
vs. GCL Red Sox (2 games to 0)
Won in first round
vs. GCL Tigers (1 game to 0)
2016Northwest2nd3917.696Cesar Martin
2017Northwest3rd3525.583Luis Hurtado
2018Northwest12th2429.453Luis Hurtado
2019North7th2723.540Dennis HolmbergPlayoffs cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian

Roster

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 41 Wilgenis Alvarado
  • 45 Eliezer Bello
  • 32 Jose Brito
  • -- Elixon Caballero
  • 51 Alexis Carmona
  • 44 Juanfer Castro
  • 54 Michael Dominguez
  •  8 Adrian Hernandez
  • 53 Jackxarel Lebron ‡
  • 31 Brayan Mejia
  • 23 Rafael Monsion
  • 22 Santos Moreno
  • 52 Williams Moreno
  • -- Nick Neal
  • 25 Miguel Olivo
  •  9 Sem Robberse
  •  1 Blake Sanderson
  • 16 Warnel Valdez
  • 11 Kendall Williams

Catchers

  •  4 Javier D'Orazio
  •  5 Jesus Hernandez
  • 24 Geyber Jimenez
  • 38 Francisco Ruiz

Infielders

  •  2 Hugo Cardona
  • 13 Pedro Hurtado
  • 18 Orelvis Martinez
  • 26 Rainer Nunez
  •  3 Jose Rivas
  •  8 Troy Squires
  •  7 Jose Zepada

Outfielders

  • 19 Hanley Acevedo
  • 15 Erickvi Celedonio
  •  6 Yhon Perez
  • 33 Alberto Rodriguez
  • 14 Jhon Solarte

Manager

Coaches

  • 29 Michel Abreu (hitting)
  • 49 George Carroll (position)
  • 28 Mark Worrell (pitching)


7-day injured list
* On Toronto Blue Jays 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated November 12, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB  Gulf Coast League
Toronto Blue Jays minor league players

References

  1. 1981 GCL Blue Jay Statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  2. Toronto Blue Jays affiliate history. The Baseball Cube. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  3. "Blue Jays Join Growing Gulf Coast League". Baseball America. 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  4. "Toronto Blue Jays Front Office Directory". MLB.com. Retrieved September 22, 2015.


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