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The Princeton Rays are a Minor League Baseball team in Princeton, West Virginia, United States. They are an Advanced Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League and have been an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays since September 27, 1996. The Princeton franchise began play in the Appalachian League in 1988 and was previously affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1988–89), was a co-op team known as the Princeton Patriots (1990), and then was affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds (1991–96) before joining forces with Tampa Bay.

Princeton Rays
Founded in 1988
Princeton, West Virginia
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentAdvanced Rookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueAppalachian League
DivisionEastern Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentTampa Bay Rays (1997–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (1)1994
Division titles (3)
  • 1994
  • 1998
  • 2018
Team data
NicknamePrinceton Rays (2008–present)
Previous names
  • Princeton Devil Rays (1997–2007)
  • Princeton Reds (1991–1996)
  • Princeton Patriots (1990)
  • Princeton Pirates (1988–1989)
MascotRoscoe the Rooster (1992-present)
BallparkH.P. Hunnicutt Field (1988–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Tampa Bay Rays
General ManagerDanny Shingleton

The Princeton Rays play their home games at H.P. Hunnicutt Field, which originally opened in 1988 (and was completely rebuilt in 2000 on the same site) and seats 1,950 fans. The team plays an annual 68-game schedule that traditionally extends from mid-June through the end of August. Through the completion of the 2012 season, the franchise has seen 57 former players move on to play regular season major league baseball that at one time wore the Princeton uniform. This list of players includes big names such as Brandon Backe, Rocco Baldelli, Carl Crawford, Jonny Gomes, Josh Hamilton, Seth McClung, Pokey Reese, Matt Moore, Wade Davis, Desmond Jennings, Jeremy Hellickson, Jason Hammel, and Jared Sandberg. NFL quarterback Doug Johnson (1997 P-Rays) and current NBA referee David Guthrie (1995 Princeton Reds) also played professional baseball for Princeton teams. The team is operated on a not-for-profit basis.

Previously known as the Princeton Devil Rays, the P-Rays announced on December 2, 2008 that they would update their name, logo, colors, and uniforms as their parent club had done the previous year.[1]

PlayoffsEdit

RosterEdit

Princeton Rays roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Ryan Allain
  • 26 Carter Bach
  • 20 Taj Bradley
  • 30 Trevor Brigden
  • 41 Vincent Byrd
  • 28 Angel Felipe
  • 16 Christian Fernandez
  • 22 Bryan Herrera
  • 25 Seth Johnson
  • 24 Jose Lopez
  • 9 Addison Moss
  • 18 Matthew Peguero
  • 19 Aldor Rodriguez
  • 23 Stanly Sabino
  • 45 Brayden Theriot
  • -- Dylan Thompson
  • 38 Mitchell Walters

Catchers

  •  4 Dawson Dimon
  • 27 Kevin Melendez
  •  3 Nate Soria

Infielders

  •  2 Angelo Armenta
  • 31 Jake Guenther
  • -- Russ Olive
  •  5 Abiezel Ramirez
  •  1 Gionti Turner
  •  6 Jhosner Vargas
  • 31 Brett Wisely

Outfielders

  • -- Logan Allen
  •  7 Daiwer Castellanos
  • 13 Diego Infante
  • 11 Yunior Martinez
  • 17 Aldenis Sanchez


Manager

Coaches

  • -- German Melendez (coach)
  • -- Jim Paduch (pitching)
  • 44 Wuarnner Rincones (hitting)


  7-day injured list
* On Tampa Bay Rays 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated October 21, 2019
Transactions
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Tampa Bay Rays minor league players

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Princeton Rays Announce New Team Colors, Ballcaps, and Logo". OurSports Central. December 2, 2008. Retrieved December 23, 2018.

External linksEdit