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About the Gulf Coast League

(Operated by Minor League Baseball)

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

Senior VP, Baseball & Business Operations: Tim Brunswick
Assistant Director, Baseball & Business Operations: Andy Shultz
2019 Opening Date: June 24
Closing Date: August 31
Regular Season: 56/52 games

Divisional Alignment:

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

Playoff Format: The division winner with the best record plays the wild card team (the team with the best overall winning percentage among those teams who were not division winners) 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, division winners and wild card.

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

To determine the wild card team (no game would be played):

Tie involving two teams from different divisions:

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

Tie involving two teams from the same division:

1. Best record in head-to-head meetings
2. Best run differential in head-to-head meetings
3. Winner of final meeting of the season between the two clubs

Tie involving more than two teams from the same/different divisions:

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: Chris Argueza (Pembroke Pines, FL), Matt Blackborow (Stoney Creek, Ontario), Garrett Brownawell (Lewisberry, PA), Andrew Craddock (Sylacauga, AL), Denver Dangerfield (Panama City Beach, FL), Daniel Glidewell (Daviston, AL), Jaylen Goodman (Conyers, GA), Geoffrey Lawhorn (Fairfax Station, VA), Alex Lawrie (Mineville, Nova Scotia), Kaleb Martin (Blue Ridge, GA), Jacob McConnell (Gainesville, GA), Conor McKenna (Mississauga, Ontario), Chad Patterson (Chattanooga, TN), Trey Ward (Madison, AL), Chad Westlake (Pensacola, FL)

GULF COAST LEAGUE DIRECTORY 2019

Atlanta Braves
CoolToday Park

18800 South West Villages Parkway
Venice, FL 34293

Telephone: 941-413-5013
GCL Administrator: Jeff Pink
Manager: Nestor Perez
Coaches: Rick Albert, Elvin Nina, Angel Flores, Barbaro Garbey
Athletic Trainer: Austin Smith

Baltimore Orioles

Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237

Telephone: 941-954-4101
GCL Administrator: Andy Sadoski, Luis Marquez
Manager: Alan Mills
Coaches: Milt May, Wilson Alvarez, Carlos Tosca
Athletic Trainer: Adam Sparks

Boston Red Sox

JetBlue Park - Fenway South
11581 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Telephone: 239-334-4700
GCL Administrator: Patrick McLaughlin
Manager: Tom Kotchman
Coaches: Junior Zamora, Junior Zamora, Dick Such, Angel Berroa, Mickey Jiang
Athletic Trainer: Joel Harris

Detroit Tigers East

Tigertown
2125 North Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805

Telephone: 863-413-4100
GCL Administrator: David Allende, Trevor Andresen
Manager: Luis Lopez
Coaches: Rafael Gil, Jose Parra
Athletic Trainer: Erick Flores

Detroit Tigers West

Tigertown
2125 North Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805

Telephone: 863-413-4100
GCL Administrator: David Allende, Trevor Andresen
Manager: Gary Cathcart
Coaches: John Murrian, Mike Alverez
Athletic Trainer: Cody Derby

Houston Astros

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
5454 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Telephone: 561-440-1350
GCL Administrator: Jay Edmiston
Manager: Wladimir Sutil
Coaches: Jose Rada, Rene Rojas
Athletic Trainer: Roman Rendon
Strength & Conditioning: Hazael Wessin

Miami Marlins

Marlins Complex
4657 Main Street
Jupiter, FL 33458

Telephone: 305-480-5200
GCL Administrator: Ryan Powers
Manager: Robert Rodriguez
Coaches: Jesus Merchan, Jason Erickson, Tom Lawless
Athletic Trainer: Sandy Krum
Strength & Conditioning: Kyle Morris

Minnesota Twins

Lee County Sports Complex
14110 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Telephone: 239-479-6400
GCL Administrator: Jason Davila
Manager: Robbie Robinson
Coaches: Micheal Thomas, Nate Rasmussen, Zach Bove, Carlos Hernandez, Caleb Abney
Athletic Trainer: Asja Morello
Strength & Conditioning: Cesar Castillo

New York Mets

Tradition Field
525 NW Peacock Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Telephone: 772-871-2100
GCL Administrator: Colin Schwarz
Manager: David Davalillo
Coaches: Joel Fuentes, Ariel Prieto, Jay Pecci

New York Yankees East

Himes Complex
3102 North Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607

Telephone: 813-875-7753
GCL Administrator: Nick Avanzato, Aaron Bossi
Manager: Dan Fiorito
Coaches: Gabriel Tatis, Antonio Pacheco, Rainiero Coa
Athletic Trainer: Jordan Gosztola

New York Yankees West

Himes Complex
3102 North Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607

Telephone: 813-875-7753
GCL Administrator: Nick Avanzato, Aaron Bossi
Manager: Nick Ortiz
Coaches: Jake Hirst, Justin Pope, Lino Diaz, Hector Rabago
Athletic Trainer: AJ Cano

Philadelphia Phillies East

Carpenter Complex
651 North Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

Telephone: 727-712-4340
GCL Administrator: Edwin Soto
Manager: Roly DeArmas
Coaches: Rafael DeLima, Hector Mercado, Charlie Hayes, Kevin Martir
Athletic Trainer: Troy Hoffer
Strength & Conditioning: Holly Hansing

Philadelphia Phillies West

Carpenter Complex
651 North Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

Telephone: 727-712-4340
GCL Administrator: Edwin Soto
Manager: Milver Reyes
Coaches: Ruben Gotay, Bruce Billings, Bobby Wernes
Athletic Trainer: Andrew Dodgson
Strength & Conditioning: Orlando Crance

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirate City
1701 27th Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

Telephone: 941-747-3031
GCL Administrator: Spencer Fogel
Manager: Gera Alvarez
Coaches: Kory DeHaan, Fernando Nieve, Gustavo Omana
Athletic Trainer: Lee Slagle
Strength & Conditioning: Nick Pressley

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals Complex
4795 University Boulevard
Jupiter, FL 33458

Telephone: 561-775-1818
GCL Administrator: Antonio Mujica
Manager: Josh Lopez
Coaches: Joey Hawkins, Gio Carrara, Cory Ritter
Athletic Trainer: Justin Wilson

Tampa Bay Rays

Charlotte Sports Park
2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Telephone: 727-825-3267
GCL Administrator: George Pappas
Manager: Rafael Valenzuela
Coaches: Brady North, Marty DeMerritt, Alberto Bastardo, Jim Morrison
Athletic Trainer: Peter Walukiewicz

Toronto Blue Jays

Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex
1700 Solon Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

Telephone: 727-734-8007
GCL Administrator: Will Habib
Manager: Dennis Holmberg
Coaches: Michel Abreu, Mark Worrell, George Carroll
Athletic Trainer: Jon Woodworth

Washington Nationals

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
5400 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Telephone: 561-440-6287
GCL Administrator: JJ Estevez
Manager: Mario Lisson
Coaches: Jorge Mejia, Larry Pardo
Athletic Trainer: Jacob Meyer
Strength Coach: Gabe Torres