Gulf Coast League Cardinals

The Gulf Coast League Cardinals are a Rookie Level minor league baseball affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals that plays in the Gulf Coast League. The Cardinals were originally a team from 1964–1976 and then were reactivated in 2007. They play their home games in Jupiter, Florida at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, which is also the spring training home of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins.

Gulf Coast League Cardinals
Founded in 1964
Jupiter, Florida
Cap insignia
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueGulf Coast League (since 2007)
DivisionEast Division
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
CurrentSt. Louis Cardinals
Minor league titles
League titles (1)2016
Division titles (4)
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2018
Team data
Nickname
  • GCL Cardinals (1966-present)
  • FRL Cardinals (1965)
  • SRL Cardinals (1964)
Previous names
  • Florida Rookie League Cardinals (1965)
  • Sarasota Rookie League Cardinals (1964)
BallparkRoger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
St. Louis Cardinals
ManagerJosh Lopez

2007 season

In 2007, the Cardinals were reactivated in the Gulf Coast League and played their first game since folding in 1976 on June 20, a 7-0 win against the GCL Nationals. The Cardinals won their next game, but then began a 6-game losing streak that lasted until June 30. In July, the Cardinals went 16-14, still heading into August with a sub-500 record. In August, the Cardinals went 8-13, finishing 24-30 and in 3rd place in the East, and missing the playoffs.

Season by season

YearRecordFinishManagerPlayoffs
SRL Cardinals (1964)
196430-302ndFred KoenigNo playoffs
FRL Cardinals (1965)
196527-315thGeorge KissellNo playoffs
GCL Cardinals (1966–76)
196620-285thGeorge KissellNo playoffs until 1983
196725-326thGeorge Kissell
196834-272ndGeorge Kissell/Ray Hathaway
196921-337thTom Burgess
197032-285thTom Burgess
197120-337thTom Burgess
197227-325thBobby Dews
197325-307thKen Boyer
197427-215thBobby Dews/Tom Burgess
197517-377thFred Koenig
197627-244thDave Ricketts
GCL Cardinals (2007–present)
200724-3012thEude Brito
200817-3815thEude Brito
200925-3112thSteve Turco
201028-288thSteve Turco
201131-245thSteve Turco
201234-243rdSteve TurcoLost in 1st round
vs. GCL Pirates (1 game to 0)
201324-3515thSteve Turco
201437-232ndSteve TurcoLost in 1st round
vs. GCL Red Sox (1 game to 0)
201534-255th (t)Steve TurcoLost in 1st round
vs. GCL Red Sox (1 game to 0)
201633-211stSteve TurcoLeague Champs
vs. GCL Red Sox (1 game to 0)
Won in first round
vs. GCL Phillies (2 games to 1)

Roster

Gulf Coast League Cardinals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Jeffry Abreu
  • 23 Martin Cordova
  • 13 Roy Garcia
  • 46 Steven Gingery
  • 33 Anthony Green
  •  3 Thomas Hart
  • 37 Nathanael Heredia
  • -- Ludwin Jimenez
  • 21 Wilman Madera
  • 36 Inohan Paniagua
  • 48 Saniel Santana
  • 51 Tyler Statler
  • 47 Luis Tena
  • 39 Anthony Trompiz
  • 35 Francis Ventura

Catchers

  • 40 Joyser Garcia
  • 31 Zade Richardson

Infielders

  • 29 Freddy De Jesus
  • 22 Pablo Gomez
  •  4 Francisco Hernandez
  • 18 Ramon Mendoza
  • 11 Yowelfy Rosario
  •  5 Franklin Soto

Outfielders

  • 49 Diowill Burgos
  • 25 Adanson Cruz
  •  8 Joerlin De Los Santos
  • 19 Luis Montano
  • 16 Patrick Romeri
  • 27 Jean Selmo

Manager

  •  7 Josh Lopez

Coaches


7-day injured list
* On St. Louis Cardinals 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated November 2, 2019
Transactions
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St. Louis Cardinals minor league players

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