Gulf Coast League Rays

Gulf Coast League Rays
(1996-1998, 2009-present)
Port Charlotte, Florida
Originally played in St. Petersburg, Florida 1996-1998
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Gulf Coast League
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Tampa Bay Rays
Previous Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1996-1998)
Minor league titles
League titles (0) None
Division titles (2)
  • 1998
  • 2010
Team data
Nickname GCL Rays (2009-present)
Previous names
GCL Devil Rays (1996-1998)
Ballpark Charlotte Sports Park (2009-present)
Previous parks
Al Lang Stadium (1996-1998)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Tampa Bay Rays
Manager Jim Morrison

The Gulf Coast Rays are a minor league baseball team in Port Charlotte, Florida managed by Paul Hoover. They are a Rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League and an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team plays most of their home games on field five of the Charlotte Sports Park complex, and will also play select games in the stadium. Their roster will compose mostly of international free agents from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela and draft picks from the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.

The team first played from 1996 to 1998, as the Gulf Coast League Devil Rays. The club struggled during their first two years, but made it to the league championship in 1998, before losing to the GCL Rangers. The team was not fielded after the 1998 season, however the Rays returned to the Gulf Coast League in 2009.

Season-by-season

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen) (from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
GCL Devil Rays
199624-3513thBill Evers
199725-3512th (t)Bobby Ramos
199836-242ndBobby RamosLost League Finals
vs. GCL Rangers (2 games to 0)
Won 1st Round
vs. GCL Marlins (1 game to 0)
GCL Rays
200919-3615thJoe Alvarez
201034-263rdJoe AlvarezLost League Finals
vs. GCL Phillies (2 games to 1)
Won in first round
vs. GCL Marlins (1 game to 0)
201124-3613thJoe Alvarez
201228-3210thPaul Hoover
201327-3311th (t)Jim Morrison
201432-288thJim Morrison
201516-4416thJim Morrison
2016TBDTBDJim Morrison

Roster

Gulf Coast League Rays roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 31 Juan Carlos Arias
  • 17 Paul Campbell
  • 44 Trevor Charpie
  • 30 Angel Felipe
  • 53 Wilson Garcia
  • 45 Miguel Lara
  • 26 Wanderson Linares
  • 31 Justin Marsden
  • 16 Michael Mercado
  • 15 Reynier Montero
  • 23 Arturo Mujica
  • 18 Jesus Ortiz
  • 28 Angel Rodriguez
  • 34 Jeffrey Rosa
  • 98 Francisco Sanchez

Catchers

  • 21 Alexander Alvarez
  •  6 Roberto Alvarez
  • 11 Jordyn Muffley

Infielders

  • 10 Jonathan Aranda
  • 35 Vincent Byrd
  • -- Osmy Gregorio
  •  1 Luis Leon
  • 39 Cristhian Pedroza
  •  3 Allen Smoot
  • 25 Carlos Vargas

Outfielders

  •  9 Pedro Diaz
  • 24 Tony Pena
  •  4 Sabriel Polanco
  • 37 Yerson Santana

Designated hitters

  • 14 Erik Ostberg

Manager

  • -- Tomas Francisco

Coaches

  • -- Alberto Bastardo (pitching)
  • -- Rafael Guerrero


7-day disabled list
* On Tampa Bay Rays 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated May 2, 2018
Transactions
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