Ogden Raptors

Ogden Raptors
Founded in 1977
Ogden, Utah
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
Current Advanced Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (1977–present)
Division South Division
Major league affiliations
Current Los Angeles Dodgers (2003–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (5)
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1991
  • 2017
Division titles (15)
  • 1981
  • 1983
  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2005
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
Team data
Nickname Ogden Raptors (1994–present)
Previous names
Ballpark Lindquist Field (1997–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Ogden Professional Baseball Inc.
Manager Mark Kertenian
General Manager Dave Baggott

The Ogden Raptors are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League based in Ogden, Utah, United States. The club plays at Lindquist Field.

The Raptors are one of six farm teams of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pitcher Ben Sheets, first baseman Prince Fielder, shortstop J. J. Hardy and third baseman Bill Hall formerly played for the Raptors. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson played for the Ogden Reds, a previous Ogden franchise in the Pioneer League. Also, Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managed the Ogden Dodgers to three consecutive Pioneer League titles from 1966–1968 and was present for the announcement that the Ogden franchise would again be an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Raptors' inaugural 1994 season is chronicled in the book Minor Players, Major Dreams (1997, University of Nebraska Press) by author-in-uniform Brett Mandel.

During their second season of play, the Raptors set a league record for most runs scored in a single game, defeating the Helena Brewers 33–10 on August 27, 1995.[1]

The official mascot of the Ogden Raptors minor league baseball team is Oggie. Oggie is a cartoon green raptor who wears the white home uniform with a ? as the number. He is a regular part of Raptors home games and events.

Prior to Ogden, the Raptors' franchise played in Pocatello, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Calgary, Alberta.

On September 17, 2017, The Raptors beat the Great Falls Voyagers 8-3 to win their first ever Pioneer League championship.[2]

Playoffs

  • 2017: Defeated Orem 2-0 in semifinals; defeated Great Falls 2-1 in finals.
  • 2016: Lost to Orem 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2014: Lost to Orem 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2012: Defeated Grand Junction 2-1 in semifinals; lost to Missoula 2-1 in finals.
  • 2011: Defeated Orem 2-1 in semifinals; lost to Great Falls 2-0 in finals.
  • 2010: Defeated Orem 2-1 in semifinals; lost to Helena 2-0 in finals.
  • 2009: Lost to Orem 2-0 in semifinals.
  • 2008: Lost to Orem 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2005: Lost to Orem 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2003: Lost to Provo 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2002: Lost to Provo 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2000: Lost to Idaho Falls 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 1998: Lost to Idaho Falls in semifinals.
  • 1996: Lost to Helena 2-0 in finals.

Professional alumni

Current roster

Ogden Raptors roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 43 Reza Aleazis
  • 45 Justin Bruihl
  • 46 Yeison Cespedes
  • 36 Brett De Geus
  • 35 Victor Gonzalez #
  • 21 Justin Hagenman
  • 27 Wes Helsabeck
  • 30 Joel Inoa
  • 33 Justin Lewis
  • 28 Kevin Malisheski
  • 41 Jose Martinez
  • 16 Connor Mitchell
  • 23 Orlandy Navarro
  • 22 Luis Pasen
  • 31 Evy Ruibal
  • 51 Caleb Sampen
  • 56 Gregorio Sequera
  • 44 Elio Serrano
  •  6 Hunter Speer
  • 18 Jesus Vargas

Catchers

  • 38 Marco Hernandez
  •  3 Ramon Rodriguez
  • 11 Tre Todd

Infielders

  •  8 Jeremy Arocho
  •  9 Kenneth Betancourt
  •  5 Ronny Brito
  • 13 Marcus Chiu
  • 11 Preston Grand Pre
  •  9 Connor Heady
  • 14 Dillon Paulson
  • 10 Moises Perez #
  • 29 Jefrey Souffront

Outfielders

  • 18 Aldrich De Jongh
  • 12 Niko Hulsizer
  • 48 Jon Littell
  • 47 James Outman
  • 50 Daniel Robinson
  • 17 Andrew Shaps
  • 15 Jeremiah Vison

Manager

  •  7 Jeremy Rodriguez

Coaches

  • 37 Cordell Hipolito
  • 34 Dustin Kelly (hitting)
  • 25 Dean Stiles (pitching)


7-day disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated September 3, 2018
Transactions
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References

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