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The Ogden Raptors are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League based in Ogden, Utah, United States. The club plays at Lindquist Field.

Ogden Raptors
Founded in 1977
Ogden, Utah
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Team logo
Class-level
CurrentAdvanced Rookie
Minor league affiliations
LeaguePioneer League (1977–present)
DivisionSouth Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentLos Angeles Dodgers (2003–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (5)
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1991
  • 2017
Division titles (16)
  • 1981
  • 1983
  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2005
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
Team data
NicknameOgden Raptors (1994–present)
Previous names
BallparkLindquist Field (1997–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Ogden Professional Baseball Inc.
ManagerAustin Chubb
General ManagerDave Baggott

The Raptors are one of six farm teams of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pitcher Ben Sheets, first baseman Prince Fielder, shortstop J. J. Hardy and third baseman Bill Hall formerly played for the Raptors. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson played for the Ogden Reds, a previous Ogden franchise in the Pioneer League. Also, Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managed the Ogden Dodgers to three consecutive Pioneer League titles from 1966–1968 and was present for the announcement that the Ogden franchise would again be an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Raptors' inaugural 1994 season is chronicled in the book Minor Players, Major Dreams (1997, University of Nebraska Press) by author-in-uniform Brett Mandel.[citation needed]

During their second season of play, the Raptors set a league record for most runs scored in a single game, defeating the Helena Brewers 33–10 on August 27, 1995.[1]

The official mascot of the Ogden Raptors minor league baseball team is Oggie. Oggie is a cartoon green raptor who wears the white home uniform with a ? as the number. He is a regular part of Raptors home games and events.

Prior to Ogden, the Raptors' franchise played in Pocatello, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Calgary, Alberta.

On September 17, 2017, the Raptors beat the Great Falls Voyagers 8-3 to win their first ever Pioneer League championship.[2]

Contents

PlayoffsEdit

  • 1996: Lost to Helena 2–0 in finals.
  • 1998: Lost to Idaho Falls in semifinals.
  • 2000: Lost to Idaho Falls 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2002: Lost to Provo 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2003: Lost to Provo 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2005: Lost to Orem 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2008: Lost to Orem 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2009: Lost to Orem 2–0 in semifinals.
  • 2010: Defeated Orem 2–1 in semifinals; lost to Helena 2–0 in finals.
  • 2011: Defeated Orem 2–1 in semifinals; lost to Great Falls 2–0 in finals.
  • 2012: Defeated Grand Junction 2–1 in semifinals; lost to Missoula 2–1 in finals.
  • 2014: Lost to Orem 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2016: Lost to Orem 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2017: Defeated Orem 2–0 in semifinals; defeated Great Falls 2–1 in finals.
  • 2018: Lost to Grand Junction 2–1 in semifinals.

Professional alumniEdit

RosterEdit

Ogden Raptors roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 43 Reza Aleaziz
  • 52 Jeronimo Castro
  • 46 Yeison Cespedes
  • 22 Nelfri Contreras
  • -- Morgan Cooper  
  • 35 Edward Cuello
  • 21 Drew Finley #
  • 27 Antonio Hernandez
  • 29 Ricardo Hernandez
  • 23 Melvin Jimenez
  • 28 Kevin Malisheski
  • 41 Corey Merrill
  • 54 Darien Nunez
  • 44 Elio Serrano
  •  6 Hunter Speer
  • 30 Alfredo Tavarez

Catchers

  • 13 Marco Hernandez
  •  7 Ramon Rodriguez
  • 11 Tre Todd

Infielders

  •  8 Jeremy Arocho
  •  9 Kenneth Betancourt
  • 25 Zac Ching
  •  3 Sauryn Lao
  •  5 Sam McWilliams
  • 10 Moises Perez
  • 40 Jimmy Titus
  • 33 Justin Yurchak

Outfielders

  • 48 Jon Littell
  • 18 Andy Pages
  • 14 Andrew Shaps
  • 45 Joe Vranesh
  • 36 Ryan Ward
  • 34 Brandon Wulff


Manager

  • -- Austin Chubb

Coaches

  • -- Seth Conner (hitting)
  • 37 Cordell Hipolito
  • 25 Dean Stiles (pitching)


  7-day injured list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 23, 2019
Transactions
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