Sioux City Explorers
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Information
LeagueAmerican Association of Professional Baseball (2006–present) (West Division)
LocationSioux City, Iowa
BallparkLewis and Clark Park
Year founded1993
Nickname(s)The X's
League championships0
Division championships5
Former league(s)
Former ballparks
  • none
ColorsBlack, red, white
     
Retired numbers42
OwnershipJohn Roost
ManagerSteve Montgomery
General ManagerVacant
MediaSioux City Journal
KSCJ
Websitexsbaseball.com

The Sioux City Explorers are a professional minor league baseball team based in Sioux City, Iowa, in the United States. The Explorers are members American Association of Professional Baseball, an official Partner League of Major League Baseball.[1] Since their inception in 1993, the Explorers have played their home games at Lewis and Clark Park.

The Explorers, frequently called the X's, have played in the American Association since 2006. Previously, they were members of the Northern League.

Season-by-season records

Sioux City Explorers (2010–2020)[2]
Season W–L Win % Finish Playoffs
2010 49–47 .510 4th, North Division Did not qualify
2011 51–49 .510 3rd, Central Division Did not qualify
2012 45–55 .450 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2013 38–62 .380 5th, Central Division Did not qualify
2014 47–53 .470 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2015 75–25 .750 1st, Central Division Defeated St. Paul, 3–1 in first round, lost Championship to Laredo Lemurs 3–1
2016 54–46 .540 1st, Central Division Lost in first round 3–1 to Wichita.
2017 46–54 .460 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2018 71–29 .710 1st, South Division Lost in first round to Kansas City T-Bones 3–2
2019 57–43 .570 2nd, South Division Defeated Kansas City 3–1 in semifinals; lost to St. Paul 3–0 in championship
2020 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 53–46 .535 3rd, South Division Defeated Cleburne in Wild Card game; lost to Kansas City 3-0 in Division Series
Totals 586–509 .535

Playoffs

Roster

Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Brett Adcock
  • 32 Tyler Beardsley
  • 80 Matteo Bocchi ‡
  • 16 Brandon Brosher
  • 36 Nate Gercken
  • 33 Blaine Hardy
  •  6 Zach Hedges
  • 22 Tyler Koch
  • 24 Max Kuhns
  • 12 Patrick Ledet
  • 37 Kevin Lenik
  • 81 Luís Madero
  • 17 Kevin McCanna
  • 23 Thomas McIlaith
  • 50 Carlos Sierra
  • 20 Jonah Smith



 

Catchers

  •  4 Cordell Dunn Jr.
  •  2 Mitch Ghelfi

Infielders

  •  3 Nick Franklin
  • 18 D. J. Poteet
  •  5 Nate Samson
  • 30 Gabe Snyder
  •  8 Blake Tiberi
  • 10 L. T. Tolbert

Outfielders

  •  1 Chase Harris
  • 70 Ademar Rifaela ‡
  • 11 Sebastian Zawada
 

Manager

  • 55 Steve Montgomery

Coaches

  •    Bruce Fischbach (trainer)
  • 40 Bobby Post (pitching)
  • 44 Derek Wolfe (hitting)

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Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated May 13, 2022
Transactions

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ Reichard, Kevin (2020-09-24). "American Association, Frontier League now MLB Partner Leagues". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  2. ^ http://www.americanassociationbaseball.com/standings/[dead link]