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Lake Elsinore Storm
Founded in 1994
Lake Elsinore, California
Team logo Cap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassLow-A (2021–present)
Previous classesClass A-Advanced (1994–2020)
LeagueLow-A West (2021–present)
ConferenceSouth Division
Previous leagues
California League (1994–2020)
Major league affiliations
TeamSan Diego Padres (2001–present)
Previous teamsCalifornia Angels (1981–2000)
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1996
  • 2001
  • 2011
Division titles (6)
  • 1996
  • 2001
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2011
  • 2019
Team data
Name
MascotsThunder, Mini Thunder, and Jackpot
BallparkLake Elsinore Diamond (1994–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Gary E. Jacobs / Storm LP
General ManagerChristine Kavic (CFO) & Shaun Brock (CEO)

The Lake Elsinore Storm are a Minor League Baseball team in Lake Elsinore, California, United States. They are a Low-A classification team of the Low-A West and a farm team of the San Diego Padres. The Storm plays their home games at Lake Elsinore Diamond (Pete Lehr Field), which opened in 1994; the park seats 7,866 fans.

History

This team relocated three times and has been traced back to the Redwood Pioneers, then the Palm Springs Angels, and finally the Lake Elsinore Storm. As the Palm Springs Angels and later as the Storm, it had previously been the "high-A" affiliate of the Angels until the end of the 2000 season (along with their former mascot, Hamlet), when it and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes switched affiliations. Some former members of the Storm later became members of the Angels 2002 World Series championship team.

On May 18, 2007, the Storm set a league record for most lopsided victory, beating the Lancaster JetHawks by a 30–0 score.[1]

Since the 2004 opening of Petco Park, the new home field of the Padres, the Storm have played one home game there toward the end of each season, as the second half of a doubleheader following a Padres daytime home game. Usually, its opponent has been the California League farm team of the Padres' same-day opponents.

In 2011, Nate Freiman played for the Storm setting single-season club records with 22 home runs and 111 RBIs.[2]

On September 7, 2019, the Storm defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 11-2 to win the California League South Division Finals and advance to their sixth California League Championship Series. They faced the Visalia Rawhide, the champions of the North Division, losing the series 3-1.[3]

In conjunction with Major League Baseball's restructuring of Minor League Baseball in 2021, the Storm were organized into the Low-A West.[4]

Roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 27 Cullen Dana
  • 39 Jose Garcia
  • 41 Jeferson Garcia
  • 27 Jose Geraldo
  •  8 Carlos Guarate
  • 34 Connor Lehmann
  • 26 Jesus Lugo
  • 34 Dwayne Matos
  • 20 Michell Miliano
  • 66 Felix Minjarez
  • 14 Gabe Morales
  • 30 Duilio Ochoa
  • 31 Ramon Perez
  • 33 Jason Reynolds
  • 28 Miguel Rondon
  • 25 Fernando Sanchez
  • 40 Levi Thomas
  • 11 Nick Thwaits
  •  1 Noel Vela
  • 21 Chase Walter

Catchers

  • 16 Alison Quintero
  • 17 Brandon Valenzuela

Infielders

  • 32 Kelvin Alarcon
  •  4 Euribiel Angeles
  •  3 Jordy Barley
  •  2 Jarryd Dale
  • 19 Zack Mathis
  •  5 Ripken Reyes
  • 13 Jack Stronach
  • -- Michael Suarez

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

  • 52 Jonathan Meyer (coach)
  • 15 Pat O'Sullivan (hitting)
  • 29 Leo Rosales (pitching)

60-day injured list

  • -- Nerwilian Cedeno
  • -- Jesus Cisneros
  • -- Matt Lachappa

7-day injured list
* On San Diego Padres 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
± Taxi squad
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated November 27, 2021
Transactions
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San Diego Padres minor league players

Notable alumni

Cody Decker with the Storm in 2010
Cody Decker with the Storm in 2010
Nate Freiman, batting for the Storm in 2011
Nate Freiman, batting for the Storm in 2011

References

  1. ^ "Sports News & latest headlines from AOL". Sports.aol.com. 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "2011 California League - Season Review," Baseball Cube.
  3. ^ "Rancho Cucamonga Quakes' season ends with loss to Lake Elsinore on Sept. 7".
  4. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (February 12, 2021). "MLB Announces New Minors Teams, Leagues". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 12, 2021.