Arizona League Reds

The Arizona League Reds, formerly the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Reds, are a minor league baseball team in Goodyear, Arizona. They are a Rookie-level team in the Arizona League that begin play as a Cincinnati Reds affiliate in the summer of 2010. The AZL Reds play home games at the Goodyear Ballpark. 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.

With the announcement of the big league club moving their spring training headquarters from Sarasota, Florida to Goodyear, Arizona beginning in 2010, the former GCL Reds headed to the Arizona League for the 2010 season. The GCL Reds played home games in Sarasota, Florida, at Ed Smith Stadium.

Arizona League Reds
Founded in 1968
(1968-1973, 1984-1990, 1999-present)
Goodyear, Arizona
NLC-CIN-LogoCincinnati Reds Cap Insignia
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueArizona League (2010-present)
DivisionCentral
Previous leagues
Gulf Coast League (1968-2009)
Major league affiliations
CurrentCincinnati Reds (2010-present)
Minor league titles
Division titles (1)
  • 1986
Team data
Nickname
  • AZL Reds (2010-present)
Previous names
GCL Reds (1968-2009)
BallparkGoodyear Ballpark (2010-present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Cincinnati Reds

Roster

Arizona League Reds roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 36 Allan Beltre
  • 48 Alec Byrd
  • 30 Andres Falcon
  • -- Junior Harding ‡
  • 26 Cory Heitler
  • 54 Thomas Lane
  •  4 Miguel Lar
  • 46 Maiker Manuel
  • 47 Marvin Mateo
  • 33 Luis Mey
  • 38 Ariel Mojica
  • 39 Reinardo Mota
  • 41 Pedro Moreno
  • 44 Reinardo Mota
  • 56 Ruben Nunez
  • 96 Jason Parker
  • 55 Jose Peralta
  • 43 Randy Wynne

Catchers

  • 29 Elvis Gomez
  • 32 Edward Guzman
  • 19 Yamil Nieves
  • 40 Jose Tello
  • 21 Chadwick Tromp #

Infielders

  • 16 Sebastian Almonte
  • -- Fraudys Jimenez Injury icon 2.svg
  •  9 Luis Lopez
  • 12 Aiverson Palacios
  • 34 Yassel Pino
  • 52 Debby Santana
  • 27 Jorge Sequera
  • 99 Isaias Silverio Injury icon 2.svg
  •  7 Luis Tejada
  • 39 Caleb Van Blake

Outfielders

  •  3 Axel Aleixo
  • 37 Mariel Bautista #
  • 17 Fidel Castro
  • 35 Ashton Creal
  •  2 Rafael Franco
  • 31 Wendell Marrero
  • 28 Jose Pineda

Manager

Coaches

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 19, 2019
Transactions
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Cincinnati Reds minor league players

Notable players

Season-by-season

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
GCL Reds[1]
1968 28-33 5th Bill Lajoie No playoffs until 1983
1969 30-24 3rd George Scherger
1970 25-35 6th Ron Plaza
1971 23-29 4th Ron Plaza
1972 21-39 7th (t) Ron Plaza
1973 20-32 8th Ron Plaza
1984 32-31 5th Sam Mejias
1985 38-24 3rd (t) Sam Mejias
1986 34-28 1st Sam Mejias Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Dodgers (1 game to 0)
1987 32-31 6th Sam Mejias
1988 21-42 10th (t) Sam Mejias
1989 37-26 4th (t) Sam Mejias
1990 36-27 3rd (t) Sam Mejias
1999 23-37 14th Donnie Scott
2000 14-41 13th Luis Quinones
2001 36-22 3rd Edgar Caceres
2002 30-30 7th Edgar Caceres
2003 26-34 10th Edgar Caceres
2004 20-37 12th Freddie Benavides
2005 22-32 11th Luis Aguayo
2006 18-34 13th Luis Aguayo
2007 15-41 16th Pat Kelly / Ron Ortegon
/ Rick Burleson
2008 25-31 14th Pat Kelly
2009 28-27 8th Pat Kelly
Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
AZL Reds[2]
2010 31-24 4th (t) Julio Garcia Lost League Finals
vs. AZL Brewers (1 game to 0)
Won in 1st round
vs. AZL Giants (1 game to 0)
2011 31-25 4th Jose Nieves Lost in 1st round
vs. AZL Giants (1 game to 0)
2012 18-38 12th Jose Nieves
2013 18-37 13th Eli Marrero
2014 24-32 11th Eli Marrero
2015 27-29 8th Ray Martinez
2016 31-24 3rd Jose Nieves Lost in Semifinals
vs. AZL Mariners (1 game to 0)
2017 22-33 13th Jose Nieves

References

  1. ^ "GCL Reds". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "AZL Reds". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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