Florida Complex League Astros
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Team logo Cap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassRookie
LeagueFlorida Complex League
DivisionEast Division
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
TeamHouston Astros
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1965
  • 1979
  • 1994
Division titles (2)
  • 1993
  • 1994
Team data
NameFCL Astros
Previous names
  • GCL Astros (1982–1998, 2009–2020)
  • GCL Astros Blue & Orange (1980–1981)
  • GCL Astros (1977–1979)
  • FRL Astros (1965)
BallparkFITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (2017–present)
Previous parks
Osceola County Stadium (2009–2016)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Houston Astros

The Florida Complex League Astros are a Rookie-level affiliate of the Houston Astros, competing in the Florida Complex League of Minor League Baseball. Prior to the 2021 season, the team was known as the Gulf Coast League Astros. The team plays its home games in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. 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 other countries.

History

The team first played in 1965 in the Florida Rookie League (FRL), and won the league championship. The FRL was the direct predecessor of the Gulf Coast League (GCL), which was formed in 1966. However, the team first played in the GCL during 1977–1998, capturing titles in 1979 and 1994. In 1980 and 1981, the team fielded two squads in the GCL, differentiated by Orange and Blue suffixes. The team suspended operations after the 1998 season.

The team returned to the GCL in 2009, playing their home games at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida. The team has operated continuously since then, and moved to West Palm Beach entering the 2017 season.

Prior to the 2021 season, the Gulf Coast League was renamed as the Florida Complex League (FCL).

Rosters

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Edinson Batista
  • -- Reimy Beltre
  • 44 Gerardo Bojorquez
  • -- Carlos Calderon
  • -- Jervic Chavez
  • -- Whit Drennan
  • -- Elvis Garcia
  • -- Ronny Garcia
  • -- Flaer Gonzalez
  • -- Kyle Gruller
  • -- Carlos Hiraldo
  • -- Jairo Lopez
  • -- Cristofer Mezquita
  • -- Jeremy Molero
  • -- Jose Nodal
  • -- Daniel Pacheco
  • 38 Alex Palmer
  • 29 Jherson Pereira
  • -- Elian Rodriguez
  • -- Leovanny Rodriguez
  • 47 Bryan Solano
  • -- Heitor Tokar
  • -- Luis Vega
  • -- Derek West

Catchers

  • -- Jose Alvarez
  • -- Freddy Guilamo
  • -- Carlos Hurtado
  • -- Miguel Palma
  • -- Juan Santander

Infielders

  • -- Ricardo Balogh
  • 22 Yorbin Ceuta
  • 20 Victor Coutinho
  • -- Nelson Cruz
  • -- Cristian Gonzalez
  • -- Dauri Lorenzo
  • 13 Jose Mendoza
  • -- Peter Zimmermann

Outfielders

  • -- Carmen Benedetti
  • 23 Yefri Carrillo
  • 17 Yimmi Cortabarria
  • -- Omar Diaz
  • -- Adonis Giron
  • -- Richi Gonzalez
  • -- Jesus Liranzo
  • -- Roilan Machandy
  • -- Andres Monzon
  • -- Frank Perez
  • -- Franklin Pinto
  • 53 Rainier Rivas
  • -- Raider Uceta


Manager

  • -- Ricardo Rivera

Coaches

  • 43 Jose Rada (pitching)


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7-day injured list
* On Houston Astros 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated July 18, 2021
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Florida Complex League
Houston Astros minor league players

Season-by-season

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
FRL Astros (1965)[1]
1965 36-21 1st Joe Frazier League Champs
No playoffs until 1983
GCL Astros (1977–1979)[2]
1977 22-32 6th Julio Linares No playoffs until 1983
1978 23-31 5th Julio Linares
1979 33-19 1st Julio Linares League Champs
GCL Astros Blue (1980–1981)[3]
1980 38-24 2nd Eric Swanson
1981 22-38 12th Eric Swanson
GCL Astros Orange (1980–1981)[4]
1980 34-28 5th Fernando Tatis
1981 33-28 4th Lyle Olsen
GCL Astros (1982–1998)[2]
1982 20-42 10th Jose Tartabull
1983 29-32 6th Jose Tartabull
1984 36-27 2nd (t) Jose Tartabull
1985 24-37 8th Julio Linares
1986 32-29 3rd Julio Linares
1987 32-30 5th Julio Linares
1988 28-35 7th Julio Linares
1989 16-47 14th Julio Linares
1990 33-30 7th Julio Linares
1991 27-33 12th (t) Julio Linares
1992 27-33 12th Julio Linares
1993 35-24 3rd Julio Linares Lost League Finals
(vs. GCL Rangers (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
(vs. GCL Mets (1 game to 0)
1994 41-18 2nd Bobby Ramos League Champs
(vs. GCL Royals (2 games to 1)
Won in 1st round
(vs. GCL Marlins (1 game to 0)
1995 32-26 8th (t) Bobby Ramos
1996 31-28 7th Bobby Ramos
1997 24-36 14th Julio Linares
1998 22-38 14th Julio Linares
GCL Astros (2009–2020)[2]
2009 18-38 16th Omar Lopez
2010 20-36 15th Omar Lopez
2011 20-34 15th Ed Romero
2012 28-31 9th Ed Romero
2013 27-33 11th (t) Edgar Alfonzo
2014 28-32 11th Marty Malloy
2015 19-41 15th Marty Malloy
2016 22-31 14th Marty Malloy
2017 27-27 10th Wladimir Sutil
2018 27-28 9th Wladimir Sutil
2019 23-28 10th Wladimir Sutil Playoffs cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian
2020 No Season due to pandemic[5]

Source:[6]

References

  1. ^ "FRL Astros". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "GCL Astros". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "GCL Astros Blue". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "GCL Astros Orange". Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "2020 Minor League Baseball Season Shelved". Minor League Baseball. June 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Baseball Reference Bullpen