Gulf Coast League Phillies

The Gulf Coast League (GCL) Phillies are a minor league baseball team located at the Carpenter Complex, in Clearwater, Florida. A member of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, the Phillies are an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The team is composed mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball as either draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and various other countries.

The GCL Phillies played some games at the Joe DiMaggio Complex in Clearwater in 2009 while the Carpenter Complex was being renovated.[1] The GCL Phillies also play some home games at Bright House Field.

Beginning in the 2018 season, the Phillies have fielded two GCL teams, "East" and "West", named for the division in which it competes.

Gulf Coast League Phillies
Founded in 1984
Clearwater, Florida
Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies Insignia
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueGulf Coast League
DivisionNortheast & Northwest Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentPhiladelphia Phillies
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 2002
  • 2008
  • 2010
Division titles (4)
  • 2002
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2018
Team data
NicknameGCL Phillies (1984–2017)
GCL Phillies East & GCL Phillies West (2018)
BallparkCarpenter Complex (1984–present)
Joe DiMaggio Complex (2009)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Philadelphia Phillies
ManagerRoly de Armas
Nelson Prada

Rosters

Gulf Coast League Phillies East roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 46 Ben Brown
  • 82 Rafael Carvajal
  • 48 Bailey Cummings
  • 63 Jose Jimenez
  • 17 Anton Kuznetsov
  • 19 Ethan Lindow
  • 70 Oscar Marcelino
  • 69 Denny Martinez
  • 64 Robinson Martinez
  • 36 Sutter McLoughlin
  • 65 Jhordany Mezquita
  • 44 Justin Miller
  • 29 Francisco Morales
  • 68 Sandro Rosario
  • 45 Sati Santa Cruz
  • 87 Manuel Silva
  • 74 Victor Sobil

Catchers

  •  6 Rafael Marchan
  • 23 Lenin Rodriguez

Infielders

  • 13 Keudy Bocio
  • 12 Gunnar Buhner
  • 38 Brayan Gonzalez
  • 80 Jonathan Guzman
  • 37 Jesus Henriquez
  •  9 Jake Holmes
  • 30 Edwin Rodriguez
  • 10 D. J. Stewart
  • 28 Jack Zoellner

Outfielders

  • 35 Danny Mayer
  • 26 Ben Pelletier

Manager

Coaches

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Philadelphia Phillies 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated March 16, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Gulf Coast League
Philadelphia Phillies minor league players

Gulf Coast League Phillies West roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 62 Leonel Aponte
  • 73 Eudiver Avendano
  • 46 Ben Brown
  • 76 Antonio Canizales
  • 55 Jose Conopoima
  • 47 Adam Cox
  • 37 Alex Garcia
  • 89 Kyle Glogoski
  • 77 Rafi Gonell
  • 25 Luis Matos
  • 26 James McArthur
  • 39 Jack Perkins
  • 31 Brandon Ramey
  • -- Sandro Rosario
  • 16 Austin Ross
  • 45 Sati Santa Cruz
  • 12 Jaylen Smith
  • 88 Victor Vargas

Catchers

  • 3 Abrahan Gutierrez
  • 7 Nick Matera
  • -- Juan Mendez
  • 6 Logan O'Hoppe
  • 52 Rixon Taylor-Wingrove

Infielders

  • 5 Luis Garcia
  • 10 Matt Kroon
  • 24 Connor Litton
  • 9 Luis Rojas
  • 11 D.J. Stewart
  • 13 Christian Valerio

Outfielders

  • 21 Trent Bowles
  • 27 Yerwin Trejo
  • 4 Corbin Williams

Manager

  • -- Milver Reyes

Coaches

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Philadelphia Phillies 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated March 16, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Gulf Coast League
Philadelphia Phillies minor league players

Season-by-season

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1984 27-36 9th Roly de Armas
1999 26-34 11th Ramon Aviles
2000 31-29 8th Ramon Aviles
2001 31-29 7th Roly de Armas
2002 39-21 1st Ruben Amaro League Champs
vs. GCL Dodgers (2 games to 1)
2003 23-33 12th Ruben Amaro
2004 36-24 2nd(t) Roly de Armas
2005 24-27 6th Jim Morrison
2006 18-31 12th Jim Morrison
2007 28-32 9th (t) Roly de Armas
2008 33-25 4th Roly de Armas League Champs
vs. GCL Nationals (2 games to 1)
Won in first round
vs. GCL Pirates (1 game to 0)
2009 31-28 6th Roly de Armas
2010 32-24 2nd Roly de Armas League Champs
vs. GCL Rays (2 games to 1)
Won in first round
vs. GCL Mets (1 game to 0)
2011 27-32 9th(t) Roly de Armas
2012 28-30 8th Roly de Armas
2013 30-30 6th(t) Roly de Armas
2014 36-23 3rd Roly de Armas
2015 36-24 4th Roly de Armas
2016 43-15 1st Roly de Armas Lost league finals
vs. GCL Cardinals (2 games to 1)
Won in 1st round
vs. GCL Braves (1 game to 0)
2017 36-22 1st Roly de Armas Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Yankees East (1 game to 0)

GCL Phillies East

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2018 30-24 6th (tie) Roly de Armas

GCL Phillies West

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2018 30-24 6th (tie) Nelson Prada

Alumni

See: Category:Gulf Coast Phillies players

References

  1. ^ Hagen, Paul (2009-07-08). "Phillies former prospect Mathieson slowly making way back". Philadelphia Daily News. Archived from the original on July 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-08.

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