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Address: 9550 16th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL  33716
Phone: 727-456-1734
Fax: 727-456-1745
Website: www.milb.com
Email: gcl@milb.com

Gulf Coast League Office Staff
VP Baseball & Business Operations: Tim Brunswick
Assistant Director, Baseball & Business Operations: Andy Shultz

2017 Opening Date: June 26
Closing Date: Sept. 2
Regular Season: 60/56 games
Divisional Alignment:

East: GCL Astros (Houston), GCL Cardinals (St. Louis), GCL Marlins (Miami), GCL Mets (NY Mets), GCL Nationals (Washington)
Northeast: GCL Braves (Atlanta), GCL Pirates (Pittsburgh), GCL Tigers East (Detroit), GCL Yankees East (NY Yankees)
Northwest: GCL Blue Jays (Toronto), GCL Phillies (Philadelphia), GCL Tigers West (Detroit) GCL Yankees West (NY Yankees)
South: GCL Orioles (Baltimore), GCL Rays (Tampa Bay), GCL Red Sox (Boston), GCL Twins (Minnesota)

Playoff Format: The division winner with the best record plays the division winner with the lowest record and the other two division winners meet in a one game semi-final. The winners meet in a best-of-three final for the Gulf Coast League championship.

Playoff Tiebreakers

Note that winning percentage determines the overall winner and division winners.

To determine the best overall winning percentage between separate division winners, (no game would be played):

Tie involving two or more teams from different divisions:

1. Average runs allowed per game
2. Average runs scored per game
3. Best run differential

To determine a division winner:

Tie involving two teams:

1. The two teams will meet in a one game sudden death playoff to determine the division winner. A coin toss will decide the home team.

Tie involving more than two teams (no game would be played):

1. Average runs allowed per game
2. Average runs scored per game
3. Best run differential

All-Star Game: None
Roster Limit: 35 active, all of whom may be in uniform and eligible to play in any given game. At least 10 must be pitchers as of July 1.
Player Eligibility Rule: No player may have three or more years of prior Minor League service.
Brand of Baseball: Rawlings
Statistician: Major League Baseball Advanced Media
Umpires: Dylan Bradley (Pace, FL), Emma Charlesworth-Seiler (Golden Valley, MN), David Cruz (Clifton, NJ), Thomas Fornarola (Rochester, NY), Rene Gallegos (San Antonio, TX), Steven Jaschinski (Burlington, Ontario, Canada), James Jean (Lake Park, FL), Adam Clark (Toney, AL), Thomas O’Neil (Lexington, KY), Taylor Payne (Platte City, MO), Zachary Robbins (Reno, NV), Jordan Sandberg (Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico), Dave Van Zummeren (Swansea, IL), Matt Whipple (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada), Clay Williams (Springfield, TN), Tyler Witte (Pearl River, NY)

GULF COAST LEAGUE DIRECTORY 2017

Atlanta Braves
ESPN Wide World of Sports
700 South Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL  34747
Telephone: 407-939-2302
GCL Administrator: Jeff Pink
Manager: Barrett Kleinknecht
Coaches: Rick Albert, Larry McCall, Ralph Henriquez
Athletic Trainer: Drew Gardner

Baltimore Orioles
Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL  34237
Telephone: 941-928-7695
GCL Administrator: Lenny Johnston
Manager: Carlos Tosca
Coaches: Wilson Alvarez, Milt May, Shawn McGill
Athletic Trainer: Gary Smith

Boston Red Sox
Jet Blue Park - Fenway South
11581 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL  33913
Telephone: 617-226-6359
GCL Administrator: Patrick McLaughlin
Manager: Tom Kotchman
Coaches: Junior Zamora, Goose Gregson, Dick Such, Angel Berroa, Nick Green
Athletic Trainer: David Herrera

Detroit Tigers West
Tigertown
2125 North Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33805
Telephone: 863-413-4119
GCL Administrator: Avi Becher
Manager: Rafael Gil
Coaches: Francisco Contreras, Mike Alvarez
Athletic Trainer: Jarad Branski
Strength & Conditioning: Manny Pena

Detroit Tigers East
Tigertown
2125 North Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33805
Telephone: 863-413-4106
GCL Administrator: Avi Becher
Manager: Jesus Garces
Coaches: Ramon Zapata, Carlos Bohorquez
Athletic Trainer: Manny Pena

Houston Astros
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
5454 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL  33407
Telephone: 844-676-2017
GCL Administrator: Jay Edmiston
Manager: Wladimir Sutil
Coaches: Luis Mateo, Erick Abreu
Athletic Trainer: Christian Bermudez

Miami Marlins
Marlins Complex
4657 Main Street
Jupiter, FL  33458
Telephone: 305-480-2306
GCL Administrator: Brett West
Manager: John Pachot
Coaches: Danny Santin, Manny Olivera, Dominick Ambrosini
Athletic Trainer: Pat Amorelli
Strength Coach: Ian Kadish

Minnesota Twins
Lee County Sports Complex
14110 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL  33912
Telephone: 239-479-6401
GCL Administrator: Brian Maloney
Manager: Ramon Borrego
Coaches: Michael Johnson, Virgil Vasquez, Jose Marzan, Cibney Bello
Athletic Trainer: Axel Lopez
Strength Coach: Phil Hartt

New York Mets
Tradition Field
525 NW Peacock Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL  34986
Telephone: 772-871-2160
GCL Administrator: Ronny Reyes
Manager: Jose Carreno
Coaches: Yunir Garcia, Jeremy Accardo
Athletic Trainer: Hiroto Kawamura

New York Yankees West
Himes Complex
3102 North Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL  33607
Telephone: 813-875-7569
GCL Administrator: Geoff DeGroot
Manager: Nick Ortiz
Coaches: Ty Hawkins, Gerardo Casadiego, Antonio Pacheco
Athletic Trainer: A.J. Cano

New York Yankees East
Himes Complex
3102 North Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL  33607
Telephone: 813-875-7569
GCL Administrator: Kyle Arnsberg
Manager: Luis Sojo
Coaches: Francisco Leandro, Elvys Quezada, David Adams
Athletic Trainer: Hap Hudson

Philadelphia Phillies
Carpenter Complex
651 North Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL  33765
Telephone: 727-712-4340
GCL Administrator: Ray Robles
Manager: Roly DeArmas
Coaches: Rafael DeLima, Hector Mercado, Charles Hayes
Athletic Trainer: Troy Hoffert
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jose Salas

Pittsburgh Pirates
Pirate City
1701 27th Street East
Bradenton, FL  34208
Telephone: 941-747-3031
GCL Administrator: Ray Morris
Manager: Bob Herold
Coaches: Austin McClune, Elvin Nina, Randor Bierd
Athletic Trainer: Andrew Dodgson

St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals Complex
4795 University Boulevard
Jupiter, FL  33458
Telephone: 267-949-6650
GCL Administrator: Elvis Martinez
Manager: Steve Turco
Coaches: Giovanni Carrara, Cody Gabella
Athletic Trainer: Chris Walsh

Tampa Bay Rays
Charlotte Sports Park
2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL  33948
Telephone: 941-235-5046
GCL Administrator: George Pappas
Manager: Jim Morrison
Coaches: Tomas Francisco, Marty DeMerritt, Jim Paduch, Rafael Valenzuela
Athletic Trainer: Ruben Santiago

Toronto Blue Jays
Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex
1700 Solon Avenue
Dunedin, FL  34698
Telephone: 727-738-6406
GCL Administrator: Michael Nielsen
Manager: Luis Hurtado
Coaches: Paul Elliott, Rafael Lopez, Adam Berneno
Athletic Trainer: Michael Rendon

Washington Nationals
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
5400 North Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL  33407
Telephone: 561-440-6287
GCL Administrator: J.J. Estevez
Manager: Josh Johnson
Coaches: Jorge Mejia, Michael Tejera, Devin Ivany
Athletic Trainer: Kirby Craft
Strength & Conditioning: Luis Jeronimo