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The Florida Fire Frogs are a minor league baseball team that plays as a member of the Florida State League in Kissimmee, Florida, part of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area.[2] Founded in 2017, the team is the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.[2] They play their home games at Osceola County Stadium. The team's name was announced on October 26, 2016, at the conclusion of a name the team contest.[3] The finalists from which the team's name was selected were: Florida Dragonflies, Florida Fire Frogs, Florida Mud Kickers, Florida Rodeo Clowns, Florida Sorcerers, and Florida Toucans.[4]

Florida Fire Frogs
Founded in 2017
Kissimmee, Florida
Florida Fire Frogs.PNGFloridaFireFrogs Cap.png
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentA-Advanced (2017–present)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueFlorida State League (2017–present)
DivisionNorth Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentAtlanta Braves (2017–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (0)None
Team data
NicknameFlorida Fire Frogs (2017–present)
Previous names
Brevard County Manatees (1994–2016)
ColorsRed, black, orange, gold, white
                        
BallparkOsceola County Stadium (2017–present)
Previous parks
Space Coast Stadium (1994–2016)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Manatees Baseball Club LLC.
ManagerBarrett Kleinknecht
General ManagerNorth Johnson[1]

The team is the relocation of the Brevard County Manatees.

In May 2019, the team accepted a half-million-dollar buyout from Osceola County to leave at the end of the 2019 season. The stadium will be redeveloped as part of a training complex at Osceola Heritage Park for Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer.[5][6]

Contents

RosterEdit

Florida Fire Frogs roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 34 Tristan Beck  
  • 33 Walter Borkovich
  • 26 Hayden Deal
  • 38 Daysbel Hernandez
  • 19 Kurt Hoekstra
  • 45 Nolan Kingham
  • 13 Sean McLaughlin
  • 40 Philip Pfeifer
  • 16 Bradley Roney
  • 34 Ryan Shetter
  • 25 Freddy Tarnok  
  • 32 Brandon S. White
  • 36 Brooks Wilson
  • 39 Matt Withrow
  • 24 Lukas Young

Catchers

  • 12 Rusber Estrada
  • 27 Zack Soria

Infielders

  •  8 Riley Delgado
  • 11 AJ Graffanino  
  • 20 Kevin Josephina
  • 23 Brett Langhorne
  • 17 Drew Lugbauer
  • 18 Jordan Rodgers

Outfielders

  •  2 Trey Harris
  • 30 Greyson Jenista
  •  7 Shean Michel
  • 15 Jefrey Ramos
  •  9 Garrison Schwartz  
  •  1 Izzy Wilson


Manager

  •  5 Barrett Kleinknecht

Coaches


  7-day injured list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 5, 2019
Transactions
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Atlanta Braves minor league players

Season-by-seasonEdit

These statistics are current through the 2018 season.

Year League Division Regular season Post-season
1st half 2nd half
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
2017 FSL North 6th 25 41 .379 12 5th 23 40 .365 22
2018 FSL North 6th 29 37 .439 8 6th 22 43 .338 21
Statistic Wins Losses Win %
All-time regular season record (2017–2018) 99 161 .381

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anderson Steps Down as Fire Frogs President and GM". Ballpark Digest. March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hill, Benjamin (September 16, 2016). "Braves move A Advanced club to Kissimmee". MiLB.com. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Team Name Revealed as Florida Fire Frogs". MiLB.com. October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Six Potential Names Revealed for Central Florida Team". Ballpark Digest. July 28, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Jackson, Ken (May 31, 2019). "Orlando City confirms it's bringing MLS, developmental training facility to Heritage Park; Fire Frogs sign deal to leave after this season". Osceola News-Gazette. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Reichard, Kevin (May 31, 2019). "Fire Frogs to Depart Osceola County Stadium at End of Season". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved June 1, 2019.

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