Low-A Southeast

The Low-A Southeast is a 10-team Minor League Baseball league that began operating in Florida in 2021.[1] Along with the Low-A East and Low-A West, it is one of three leagues playing at the Low-A level, which is four grades below Major League Baseball (MLB). The league was created in 2021 in conjunction with MLB's reorganization of the minor leagues.[1] The league is made up of 10 former members of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[2]

Low-A Southeast
SportBaseball
Founded2021
No. of teams10
CountriesUnited States
Most recent
champion(s)
Bradenton Marauders (2021)
Most titlesBradenton Marauders (1)
ClassificationLow-A

Current teamsEdit

Division Team MLB affiliation City Stadium Capacity
East Daytona Tortugas Cincinnati Reds Daytona Beach, Florida Jackie Robinson Ballpark 4,200
Jupiter Hammerheads Miami Marlins Jupiter, Florida Roger Dean Stadium 6,871
Palm Beach Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, Florida Roger Dean Stadium 6,871
St. Lucie Mets New York Mets Port St. Lucie, Florida Clover Park 7,160
West Bradenton Marauders Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton, Florida LECOM Park 8,500
Clearwater Threshers Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater, Florida BayCare Ballpark 8,500
Dunedin Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin, Florida TD Ballpark 8,500
Fort Myers Mighty Mussels Minnesota Twins Fort Myers, Florida Hammond Stadium 9,300
Lakeland Flying Tigers Detroit Tigers Lakeland, Florida Joker Marchant Stadium 8,500
Tampa Tarpons New York Yankees Tampa, Florida George M. Steinbrenner Field 11,026
Low-A Southeast team locations:
  East Division
  West Division

ChampionsEdit

In the Low-A Southeast's first season, the two teams with the highest winning percentages in the regular season competed in a best-of-five series to determine the league champion.[3]

Champions
Season Champion Score Runner-up Ref.
2021 Bradenton Marauders 3–0 Tampa Tarpons [4]

AwardsEdit

Four awards were presented in the Low-A Southeast's first season: Most Valuable Player, Pitcher of the Year, Top MLB Prospect, and Manager of the Year.[5]

Most Valuable PlayerEdit

Most Valuable Player
Season Winner Team Organization Position BA HR RBI Ref.
2021 Endy Rodriguez Bradenton Marauders Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher .294 15 73 [6]

Pitcher of the YearEdit

Pitcher of the Year
Season Winner Team Organization Record ERA SO Ref.
2021 Adrian Florencio Bradenton Marauders Pittsburgh Pirates 6–4 2.46 117 [7]

Top MLB ProspectEdit

Top MLB Prospect
Season Winner Team Organization Position Record ERA SO Ref.
2021 Eury Pérez Jupiter Hammerheads Miami Marlins Pitcher 2–3 1.61 82 [8]

Manager of the YearEdit

Manager of the Year
Season Winner Team Organization Division Finish Record Refs.
2021 Jonathan Johnston Bradenton Marauders Pittsburgh Pirates West 2nd 71–48 [9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mayo, Jonathan (February 12, 2021). "MLB Announces New Minors Teams, Leagues". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Florida State League (Adv A) Encyclopedia and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Heneghan, Kelsie (July 1, 2021). "Playoffs Return to the Minor Leagues". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Trujillo, Nick (September 24, 2021). "Bradenton Clinches Low-A Southeast Title". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "Postseason All-Stars". Minor League Baseball. Archived from the original on October 10, 2021. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "Endy Rodriguez Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  7. ^ "Adrian Florencio Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "Eury Perez Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  9. ^ "Jonathan Johnston Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "2021 Low-A Southeast". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2021.

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