Rocky Mountain Vibes Article

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Rocky Mountain Vibes
Founded in 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Vibes logo.png Rocky Mountain Vibes cap logo.png
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie (from 2019)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (from 2019)
DivisionNorth
Major league affiliations
Current Milwaukee Brewers (from 2019)
Minor league titles
League titles (0)None
Team data
NicknameRocky Mountain Vibes (from 2019)
ColorsRubine red, navy, gold, sky blue, tan [1]
                        
Ballpark Security Service Field (from 2019)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Elmore Sports Group
ManagerNestor Corredor
General ManagerChris Phillips

The Rocky Mountain Vibes are a Minor League Baseball team that will begin play as a member of the Pioneer League in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2019 as the rookie affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. [2] They will play their home games at Security Service Field which opened in 1988 and seats 8,500 people. [3]

History

On June 21, 2017, David G. Elmore, president of Elmore Sports Group, announced a relocation plan involving several of its teams. The Helena Brewers Rookie Pioneer League franchise would move to Colorado Springs in 2019. The team would continue to compete in the league under a new nickname. [4] The Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Pacific Coast League would relocate to San Antonio and continue in the PCL as the San Antonio Missions. The San Antonio Double-A Texas League franchise would relocate to Amarillo, Texas, as the Amarillo Sod Poodles. [5]

A contest to determine the Pioneer League franchise's new name was announced in June 2018. [4] The five finalists in the name-the-team contest were "Colorado Springs Happy Campers;" "Colorado Springs Lamb Chops;" "Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas;" "Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys;" and " Rocky Mountain Oysters." [6] The team's name, "Rocky Mountain Vibes," was announced on November 19, 2018. Though not one of the finalists, the name is related to the proposed Happy Campers moniker in reference to the happy feelings or "good vibes" one may feel when enjoying outdoor activities. [7]

Roster

Rocky Mountain Vibes roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 17 Clayton Andrews
  • 38 Aaron Ashby
  • 25 Justin Bullock
  • 20 Victor Castaneda
  • 43 Roberto Delgado
  • 15 Max Lazar
  • 39 Blake Lillis
  • 31 Jenri Montas
  • 23 Brandon Presley
  • 37 Kody Rock
  • 24 Austin Rubick
  • 33 Wilfred Salaman
  • 14 Brady Schanuel
  • 35 Peter Strzelecki
  • 28 Scott Sunitsch
  • 30 Chad Whitmer

Catchers

  •  5 David Fry
  • 26 Jose Sibrian
  • 16 Bryan Torres

Infielders

  • 18 Jean Carmona
  •  2 Yeison Coca
  •  6 Nick Egnatuk
  •  3 Chad McClanahan
  • 13 Antonio Pinero
  • 11 Eddie Silva

Outfielders

  • 12 Pablo Abreu
  • 27 Leugim Castillo
  •  7 Jesus Lujano
  •  8 Je'Von Ward


Manager

  •  9 Nestor Corredor

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 29, 2018
Transactions
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Milwaukee Brewers minor league players

References

  1. ^ "New for 2019: Rocky Mountain Vibes". Ballpark Digest. November 19, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Brewers, Colorado Springs Agree on Rookie Affiliation". Ballpark Digest. September 26, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Colorado Springs Sky Sox". 2017 Pacific Coast League Sketch & Record Book. Minor League Baseball. 2017. p. 13.
  4. ^ a b "New Name on Tap for Colorado Springs Pioneer League Team". Ballpark Digest. June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Reichard, Kevin (June 21, 2017). "Elmore Sports Group: Three Franchise Shifts in 2019". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Finalists Unveiled for Colorado Springs Pioneer League Team Name". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Hill, Benjamin (November 19, 2018). "Colorado Springs feels the Vibes". MILB.com. Retrieved November 19, 2018.

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