Gulf Coast League Tigers

Gulf Coast League Tigers
Lakeland, Florida
1968, 1995-present
Team logoCap insignia
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Gulf Coast League
Division Northeast Division
Major league affiliations
Current Detroit Tigers
Minor league titles
League titles (1) 2018
Division titles (5)
  • 1995
  • 2006
  • 2012
  • 2015
  • 2018
Team data
Nickname GCL Tigers
Ballpark Joker Marchant Stadium
Detroit Tigers

The Gulf Coast League Tigers or GCL Tigers are a minor league baseball club located in Lakeland, Florida, at Joker Marchant Stadium. A member of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, the Tigers an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The team is composed mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball either as draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and various other countries.

Starting with the 2016 season, the Tigers have fielded two teams in the Gulf Coast League, designated "East" and "West." The second team was created due to the cancellation of the Venezuelan Summer League, which left the Tigers with a roster full of players with no team. Most of these players were assigned to one of the two GCL teams, although some were assigned to the Tigers affiliate in the Dominican Summer League.

Current roster

Gulf Coast Tigers East roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 14 Austin Anderson
  • 27 Jose Appleton
  • 35 Jeb Bargfeldt
  • 22 Doug Dommarski
  • 33 Edgar Escalona
  • 35 Chris Farish
  • 25 Ronaldo Lopez
  • 38 Jhonny Mateo
  • -- Arvicent Perez
  • 46 Hector Rodriguez
  • 31 Kilber Santana
  • 32 Jared Tobey
  • 28 Cristhian Tortosa
  • 21 Eric Villanueva


  • 26 Kevynn Arias
  • 12 Jheyser Azuaje
  • 10 Elys Escobar
  • 39 David Noworyta


  •  8 Keyder Aristigueta
  • -- Shane Cooper
  • -- Ryan Karsetter
  • 29 Luis Laurencio
  •  4 Kelvin Smith
  •  1 Mike Torres
  • -- Luis Valdes ‡
  •  7 Jorge Ynirio


  • 17 Teddy Hoffman



60-day disabled list

  • -- Richard Terrero

7-day disabled list
* On Detroit Tigers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated August 28, 2018
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Detroit Tigers minor league players


(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
196827-367thWayne BlackburnNo playoffs until 1983
199533-246thKevin BradshawLost League Finals
vs. GCL Royals (2 games to 0)
Won in first round
vs. GCL Marlins (1 game to 0)
199626-3412thKevin Bradshaw
199731-297thKevin Bradshaw
199828-328th(t)Kevin Bradshaw
199929-318th(t)Gary Green
200034-265th(t)Kevin Bradshaw
200134-265thHoward Bushong
200223-3713thHoward Bushong
200328-295thHoward Bushong
200424-369thKevin Bradshaw
200524-309th(t)Kevin Bradshaw
200632-182ndKevin BradshawLost in 1st round
vs. GCL Dodgers (1 game to 0)
200728-329th(t)Benny Castillo
200827-3112thBasilio Cabrera
200929-319thBasilio Cabrera
201029-309thBasilio Cabrera
201129-317thBasilio Cabrera
201236-241st(t)Basilio CabreraLost in 1st round
vs. GCL Red Sox (1 game to 0)
201332-285thBasilio Cabrera
201434-256thBasilio Cabrera
201536-233rdBasilio CabreraLost in 1st round
vs. GCL Blue Jays (1 game to 0)
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