Gulf Coast League Cardinals Article

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Gulf Coast League Cardinals
Founded in 1964
Jupiter, Florida
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Cap insignia
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
League Gulf Coast League (since 2007)
DivisionEast Division
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Current St. 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)
Ballpark Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
St. Louis Cardinals
Manager Steve Turco

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.

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

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
SRL Cardinals (1964)
1964 30-30 2nd Fred Koenig No playoffs
FRL Cardinals (1965)
1965 27-31 5th George Kissell No playoffs
GCL Cardinals (1966–76)
1966 20-28 5th George Kissell No playoffs until 1983
1967 25-32 6th George Kissell
1968 34-27 2nd George Kissell/ Ray Hathaway
1969 21-33 7th Tom Burgess
1970 32-28 5th Tom Burgess
1971 20-33 7th Tom Burgess
1972 27-32 5th Bobby Dews
1973 25-30 7th Ken Boyer
1974 27-21 5th Bobby Dews/ Tom Burgess
1975 17-37 7th Fred Koenig
1976 27-24 4th Dave Ricketts
GCL Cardinals (2007–present)
2007 24-30 12th Eude Brito
2008 17-38 15th Eude Brito
2009 25-31 12th Steve Turco
2010 28-28 8th Steve Turco
2011 31-24 5th Steve Turco
2012 34-24 3rd Steve Turco Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Pirates (1 game to 0)
2013 24-35 15th Steve Turco
2014 37-23 2nd Steve Turco Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Red Sox (1 game to 0)
2015 34-25 5th (t) Steve Turco Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Red Sox (1 game to 0)
2016 33-21 1st Steve Turco League 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

  • 22 Cole Aker
  • 29 Starlin Balbuena
  • 18 Ty Cohen
  • 13 Connor Coward
  • 21 Perry DellaValle
  • 26 Edgar Escobar
  • 47 Alex Gallegos
  • 40 Jose Geronimo
  • 37 Chris Hunt
  •  8 Francisco Justo
  • 39 Wilfredo Pereira
  • 25 Brian Pirela
  • 15 Chris Rivera
  • 35 Wilberto Rivera
  • 30 Griffin Roberts
  • 33 Emmanuel Solano
  • 50 Ben Yokley

Catchers

  • 49 Joe Freiday
  • 32 Ivan Herrera
  •  4 Brandon Purcell

Infielders

  • 46 Luken Baker
  • 38 Zack Gahagan
  • 16 Mateo Gil
  • 48 Cole Kreuter
  • 27 Raffy Ozuna
  • 52 Liam Sabino
  •  5 Josh Shaw
  • 23 Kevin Vargas

Outfielders

  • 34 Terry Fuller
  • -- Diomedes Del Rio
  • 41 Brandon Benson
  • 31 Victor Garcia
  • 12 William Jimenez
  • 36 Andrew Warner


Manager

  • -- Erick Almonte

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On St. Louis Cardinals 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated July 9, 2018
Transactions
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St. Louis Cardinals minor league players

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