Arizona Complex League Rockies

The Arizona Complex League Rockies are a professional baseball team competing as a Rookie-level affiliate of the Colorado Rockies in the Arizona Complex League of Minor League Baseball. The team plays its home games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick near Scottsdale, Arizona.[1] 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.

Arizona Complex League Rockies
Minor league affiliations
ClassRookie
LeagueArizona Complex League
DivisionEast
Previous leagues
Arizona League (1992–2000)
Major league affiliations
TeamColorado Rockies (1992–2000, 2021–present)
Previous teamsChicago Cubs (1992)
Minor league titles
League titles (1)1998
Division titles (1)2021
Wild card berths (1)2022
Team data
NameACL Rockies
Previous names
  • AZL Rockies (1993–2000)
  • AZL Rockies/Cubs (1992)
BallparkSalt River Fields at Talking Stick (2021–present)
ManagerJake Optiz

HistoryEdit

In 1992, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs fielded a cooperative team in the Arizona League (AZL), known as the Arizona League Rockies/Cubs. The team was then an affiliate of only the Rockies from 1993 to 2000, and named as such.[2] The teams were located in Mesa (1992–1993), Chandler (1994–1997), and Tucson (1998–2000). The team won its first, and to date only, championship in 1998, under manager P. J. Carey.

Prior to the 2021 season, the Arizona League was renamed as the Arizona Complex League (ACL). Also in 2021, the Rockies rookie team returned to Arizona for the first time in 20 years.

RosterEdit

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  •  3 Anderson Amarista
  • 60 Gabriel Barbosa
  • 45 Andrew DiPiazza
  • 51 Breiling Eusebio
  • 35 Blake Goldsberry
  • 54 Nate Hadley
  • 79 Jaden Hill
  • 39 Keegan James
  •  5 Micah Kaczor
  • 51 Chris McMahon
  • 51 Bryan Mena
  • 36 Alberto Pacheco
  • 38 Bryan Perez
  • 85 Michael Petersen
  • 93 Francis Rivera
  • 92 Raymells Rosa
  • 98 Colten Schmidt
  • 31 Tyler Statler
  •  1 Cole Stringer
  • 75 Luke Summers
  •  2 Nathan Sweeney
  • 66 Jordy Vargas
  • 49 Ryley Widell

Catchers

  • 99 Austin Bernard
  • 19 Jose Cordova
  • 14 Gabriel Gil
  • 44 Jesus Ordonez
  • 13 Francisco Ortiz

Infielders

  •  6 Fadriel Cruz
  • 89 Francisco Garcia
  • 70 Luis Mendez
  • 78 Jean Perez
  •  9 Anthony Walters

Outfielders

  •  4 Cuba Bess
  • 62 Jesus Bugarin
  • 81 Luis Paredes


Manager

  • -- Fred Ocasio

Coaches

  • -- Dave Burba (pitching)
  • -- Trevor Burmeister (hitting)
  • -- Cesar Galvez (hitting)
  • -- Helmis Rodriguez (pitching)


  7-day injured list
* On Colorado Rockies 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated July 19, 2021
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Arizona Complex League
Colorado Rockies minor league players

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colorado Rockies Minor League Affiliates, Player Development & Scouting Operations". Rockies Magazine. Colorado Rockies. March 29, 2021. p. 139. Retrieved May 28, 2021 – via Issuu.
  2. ^ "Colorado Rockies Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 28, 2021.

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