Burlington Royals

The Burlington Royals are a minor league baseball team in Burlington, North Carolina, United States. They are a Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League and have been a farm team of the Kansas City Royals since September 1, 2006. For the previous 21 years, the team had been affiliated with the Cleveland Indians as the Burlington Indians.[1] The Royals play home games at Burlington Athletic Stadium. Opened in 1960, Burlington Athletic Stadium seats 3,500 fans.[2]

Staff: Pitching Coach: Carlos Martinez. Hitting Coach: Jesus Azuaje. Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jon Ervin. Athletic Trainer: Saburo Hagihara. Bench Coach: Kevin Kuntz.

Major League Baseball alumni of note are featured on the wall inside the men's restroom at the Burlington Athletic Stadium in the form of painted jerseys: Manny Ramirez (#22), Jim Thome (#25), Bartolo Colón (#40) and CC Sabathia (#52).

Burlington Royals
Founded in 1986
Burlington, North Carolina
Burlington RoyalsB-Royals
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueAppalachian League (1986–present)
DivisionEast Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentKansas City Royals (2007–present)
PreviousCleveland Indians (1986–2006)
Minor league titles
League titles (2)
  • 1987
  • 1993
Division titles (6)
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 2012
  • 2016
Team data
NicknameBurlington Royals (2007–present)
Previous names
Burlington Indians (1986–2006)
BallparkBurlington Athletic Stadium (1960–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Miles Wolff
ManagerBrooks Conrad
General ManagerMikie Morrison

Playoffs

Roster

Burlington Royals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 19 Randy Acevedo
  • -- Derrick Adams
  • 57 Luis Alcantara
  • 16 Austin Cox
  • 26 Jose De Leon
  • 9 Josh Dye
  • 23 Emmanuel Estevez
  • 44 Yerelmy Garcia
  • 37 Kelvin Gonzalez
  • 24 Kyle Hinton
  • 41 Bryar Johnson
  • 38 Austin Lambright
  • 32 Elvis Luciano
  • 25 Daniel Lynch
  • 47 Ismael Maldonado
  • 33 Charlie Neuweiler
  • -- Ashe Russell ∞
  • 17 Malcolm Van Buren
  • 28 Marlin Willis

Catchers

  • 49 Freddy Fermin
  • 27 Chris Hudgins

Infielders

  • 15 Dalton Griffin
  •  7 Jeison Guzman
  •  4 Jose Marquez
  •  2 Angel Medina
  •  8 Rafael Romero
  • 29 Colby Schultz

Outfielders

  •  6 Montae Bradshaw
  • 21 Isaiah Henry
  • -- Jackson Lueck
  • 55 Juan Carlos Negret
  • -- ismaldo Rodriguez

Manager

Coaches

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Kansas City Royals 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated January 17, 2019
Transactions
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Kansas City Royals minor league players

Burlington Indians (Carolina League)

In addition to the Appalachian League version of the Burlington Indians, from 1958-64 a team representing Burlington, N.C., of the same name competed in the Carolina League (Class B through 1962; thereafter Class A) as a Cleveland farm club. During its seven years of existence, the Carolina League Burlington Indians won one league championship. Its players included future major leaguers Luis Tiant and Duke Sims.

Burlington Indians (Central Association)

A third team called the Burlington Indians was based in Burlington, Iowa, and played in the Class C Central Association in the late 1940s.

References

  1. ^ Hill, Benjamin. Burlington makes Royal move, minorleaguebaseball.com. September 1, 2006.
  2. ^ There are differing figures on the capacity. Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues lists it at 3,000 while Ballpark Digest Archived April 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine lists it at 3,500; the team's website does not make a distinction. A boxscore from Opening Night of the 2006 campaign shows a paid attendance of 3,622, so it seems more reasonable to side with the 3,500 capacity.

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