Augusta GreenJackets

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Augusta GreenJackets
Founded in 1980
North Augusta, South Carolina
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current A
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League (1980–present)
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current San Francisco Giants (2005–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (4)
  • 1989
  • 1995
  • 1999
  • 2008
Division titles (1) 2008
Team data
Nickname Augusta GreenJackets (1994–present)
Previous names
Colors Dark green, green, gold, black, white
                        
Ballpark SRP Park (2018–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Agon Sports Entertainment, LLC.
Manager Nestor Rojas
General Manager Tom Denlinger

The Augusta GreenJackets are a Minor League Baseball team of the South Atlantic League, and they are the Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. They play their home games at SRP Park in North Augusta, South Carolina, which opened in April 2018.[1] They previously played at Lake Olmstead Stadium which had been the home of the GreenJackets from 1995 to 2017. The team is named in honor of The Masters golf tournament held across the river in Augusta, Georgia, where the winner receives a green jacket.

Before the Giants took over the club's affiliation after the 2004 season, the GreenJackets were a part of the Boston Red Sox organization. Prior to that, the Red Sox replaced the Pittsburgh Pirates in Augusta. The GreenJackets boast third baseman Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia as the only prospects to make the Red Sox roster, although knuckle baller Tim Wakefield pitched there in 1989 with the Pirates organization. The Red Sox' relationship with Augusta met with immediate success when the GreenJackets won the South Atlantic League championship in their first year as an affiliate team.

Stadium

The GreenJackets play in SRP Park, a 4,782-seat stadium which opened on April 12, 2018.[2] SRP Park is part of a development featuring apartments, a senior living facility, office space, a hotel, and a beer garden.[3] The North Augusta-based SRP Financial Credit Union purchased the naming rights to the ballpark.[4]

SRP Park replaced Lake Olmstead Stadium as the home of the GreenJackets. Lake Olmstead Stadium was built primarily as a baseball facility between 1994 and 1995. The stadium seated 4,400 with nearly 1,000 box seats, 830 reserved seats, over 2,000 general admission seats.

Awards

In 2008, the team was voted by fans as the best minor league team in the Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) Awards.[5]

Notable alumni

All Star Kevin Youkilis

Current roster

Augusta GreenJackets roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 32 Jason Bahr
  • 46 Grant Cave
  • 22 Camilo Doval
  • 28 John Gavin
  • 40 CJ Gettman
  • 31 Peter Lannoo
  • 13 Joey Marciano
  • 12 Jose Marte
  • 34 Olbis Parra
  • 33 Eduardo Rivera
  • 17 Frank Rubio
  • 49 John Russell
  • 10 Franklin Van Gurp

Catchers

  • 15 Roy Calabrese
  • 19 Jeffry Parra
  • 29 John Riley

Infielders

  • 23 Orlando Garcia
  • 26 Manuel Geraldo
  • 18 Jacob Gonzalez
  •  9 Ryan Kirby
  •  7 Shane Matheny

Outfielders

  •  6 Jean Angomas
  •  1 Logan Baldwin
  • 14 Heliot Ramos
  •  2 Malique Ziegler


Manager

Coaches

  •  5 Michael Johnson (bullpen catcher)
  • 21 Thomas Neal (hitting)
  • 39 Clay Rapada (pitching)
  • 16 Ydwin Villegas (fundamentals)

60-day disabled list

  • -- Ryan Koziol
  • -- Logan Webb

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On San Francisco Giants 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated April 6, 2018
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • South Atlantic League
San Francisco Giants minor league players

See also

References

  1. ^ "SRP Park Playing Field Takes Shape". BallParkDigest.com. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Mock, Joe (January 27, 2018). "Ballpark Update". Baseball Parks. Retrieved February 28, 2018. 
  3. ^ Smith, Michael (May 19, 2017). "North Augusta Baseball Stadium Suites Sell Out". Aiken Standard. Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ Reichard, Kevin (August 22, 2017). "New for 2018: SRP Park". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2008 MiLBY Awards". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 

External links

  • Augusta GreenJackets homepage
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