Hudson Valley Renegades
Founded in 1994
Fishkill, New York
Minor league affiliations
ClassHigh-A (2021–present)
Previous classesClass A Short Season (1994–2020)
LeagueHigh-A East (2021–present)
DivisionNorth Division
Previous leagues
New York–Penn League (1994–2020)
Major league affiliations
TeamNew York Yankees (2021–present)
Previous teams
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1999
  • 2012
  • 2017
Division titles (6)
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2018
  • 2021
Team data
NameHudson Valley Renegades
ColorsNavy blue, Dutchess blue, silver, white
       
MascotRookie, Rene, Rascal, Roofus
BallparkDutchess Stadium (1994–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
The Goldklang Group (1994 - 2021), Diamond Baseball Holdings (2021 - )
PresidentSteve Gliner[1]
General ManagerSteve Gliner[1]
ManagerDan Fiorito

The Hudson Valley Renegades are a Minor League Baseball team based in Fishkill, New York. The High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, the Renegades play in the newly-formed High-A East league. The Renegades play their home games at Dutchess Stadium. From 1994 to 2020, the team competed in the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League.

History

The Renegades were founded in 1994 when the Erie Sailors pulled up stakes in Pennsylvania and relocated to the Hudson Valley, rebranding as the Hudson Valley Renegades. The team originally retained the Sailors' existing affiliation with the Texas Rangers organization but became an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays organization in 1996. The Renegades became an affiliate club of the New York Yankees in 2021.[2]

The Renegades won three New York–Penn League championships (1999, 2012, and 2017). The organization has produced major leaguers such as Scott Podsednik, Jorge Cantu, Ryan Dempster, Joe Kennedy, Craig Monroe, Matt Diaz, Evan Longoria, Josh Hamilton, John Jaso, Wade Davis, and Toby Hall.[3] Doug Waechter threw the only no-hitter in Renegades history on August 10, 2000, against the Pittsfield Mets. Scott Podsednik became the first former Renegade to win a World Series with the Chicago White Sox defeating a Houston Astros club which included former Renegades Brandon Backe and Dan Wheeler. On August 14, 2007, The Renegades hosted the third annual New York–Penn League All-Star Game at Dutchess Stadium.

Team promotions include a "Fun Team" that promotes between-inning entertainment. Marvin Goldklang is the team's majority owner. Goldklang also has stakes in several other minor league baseball teams, including the Charleston RiverDogs and St. Paul Saints. Ex-manager Matt Quatraro coined the name Gades in 2000. Their mascots are raccoons: Rookie (the Renegade) Raccoon, Rookie's wife Rene Gade, Rascal (Rookie & Rene's son), and occasionally, Rookie's father Roofus.

In conjunction with Major League Baseball's restructuring of Minor League Baseball in 2021, the Renegades were organized into the High-A East.[4] They won the 2021 Northern Division title with a first-place 71–49 record.[5] Despite winning the division, their record was third-best in the league, and only the two teams with the highest winning percentages in the regular season competed for the league championship.[6]

In December 2021, it was announced that The Goldklang Group sold the Renegades to Diamond Baseball Holdings, an organization formed by Endeavor Group Holdings.[7]

Roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 16 Nelson L. Alvarez
  •  8 Reid Anderson
  • 12 Sean Boyle
  • 34 Jhonny Brito
  • 41 Derek Craft
  • 21 Nick Ernst
  •  9 Carlos Espinal
  • 29 Trevor Holloway
  • 11 Barrett Loseke
  • 37 Josh Maciejewski
  • 15 Matt Minnick
  • 19 Jio Orozco
  • 32 Charlie Ruegger
  • 24 Mitch Spence
  • 25 Jefry Valdez
  • 11 Randy Vaszquez
  • 12 Justin Wilson

Catchers

Infielders

  • 33 Chad Bell
  • 13 Oliver Dunn
  • 28 Kyle MacDonald
  • 18 James Nelson
  •  5 Anthony Volpe

Outfielders

  •  4 Pat DeMarco
  • 14 Elijah Dunham
  •  7 Pablo Olivares
  • 17 Jake Sanford


Manager

  •  3 Dan Fiorito

Coaches

  • 36 Aaron Bossi (defensive)
  • 55 Gerardo Casadiego (pitching)
  • 10 Jake Hirst (hitting)

60-day injured list

  • 88 Daniel Bies
  • 69 Wilkerman Garcia
  • 14 Mickey Gasper
  • -- Kyle Gray
  • -- Aaron McGarity
  •  9 Justin O'Conner
  • -- Freicer Perez
  •  5 Steven Sensley
  • -- Brian Trieglaff
  • -- Mick Vorhof
  • -- Kyle Zurak

7-day injured list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
± Taxi squad
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated July 30, 2021
Transactions
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New York Yankees minor league players

Playoffs

References

  1. ^ a b "Eben Yager Steps Down From Renegades EVP/GM Post". Ballpark Digest. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "New York Yankees Announce New Minor League Affiliation Structure". MLB.com. November 7, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Hudson Valley Renegades".
  4. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (February 12, 2021). "MLB Announces New Minors Teams, Leagues". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  5. ^ "2021 High-A East". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  6. ^ Heneghan, Kelsie (July 1, 2021). "Playoffs Return to the Minor Leagues". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
  7. ^ Martelli, A.J. (December 8, 2021). "Renegades sold: See how sale may impact Dutchess' Minor League Baseball team". www.poughkeepsiejournal.com. Retrieved December 9, 2021.

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