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The Rome Braves are a Class A minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. In 2003, the team, previously known as the Macon Braves, moved from Macon, Georgia, to Rome, Georgia, 60 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Rome Braves
Founded in 2003
Rome, Georgia
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentClass A (2003–present)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueSouth Atlantic League (2003–present)
DivisionSouthern Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentAtlanta Braves (2003–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (2)2003, 2016
Division titles (2)2003, 2016
Team data
NicknameRome Braves (2003–present)
BallparkState Mutual Stadium (2003–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc.
ManagerMatt Tuiasosopo
General ManagerDavid Cross[1]

Home games are played at State Mutual Stadium, which was built entirely from a SPLOST tax before State Mutual paid for the naming rights, opened April 11, 2003 and seats 5,105. In addition to three levels of regular seating, the stadium also features a lawn seating area known as "Applebee's Home Run Hill." There are also 14 suites for VIP fans.

State Mutual Stadium, home of the Rome Braves since 2003

Team managementEdit

Randy Ingle was appointed manager of the team in 2006, replacing Rocket Wheeler, who moved to the other Class-A farm team for the Atlanta Braves, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. According to the official Rome Braves Website, 2008 marks Ingle's 30th year with the Braves organization. Ingle was replaced in 2011 by Matt Walbeck, but he did not last through the season, and was replaced by Rick Albert. Ingle returned to manage the team for its 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Team mascotsEdit

 
Rome Braves' mascot Romey

The Rome Braves have three mascots, Romey, Roxie, and introduced for the 2015 season their "son" Roman. Romey is a tall (six-foot-three-inch), blue, furry humanoid male mascot with yellow hair, while Roxie, who was added to the team after the 2005 season, is five-feet-five-inches tall, humanoid, a lighter blue, and has a large yellow ponytail.

RecordsEdit

Season records[2]

Season First Half Record Second Half Record Overall Record
2003 36–33, 4th place South 42–28, 1st place South 78–61, 2nd place South
2004 40–30, 3rd place South 30–40, 7th place South 70–70, 3rd place South
2005 39–29, 3rd place South 33–36, 6th place South 72–65, 4th place South
2006 42–28, 1st place South 29–40, 6th place South 71–68, 5th place South
2007 29–41, 7th place South 37–33, 6th place South 66–74, 6th place South
2008 22–47, 8th place South 34–34, 6th place South 56–81, 8th place South
2009 35–35, 5th place South 31–38, 6th place South 66–73, 6th place South
2010 30–39, 6th place South 29–41, 7th place South 59–80, 7th place South
2011 25–45, 7th place South 35–35, 5th place South 60–80, 5th place South
2012 18–52, 7th place South 44–24, 1st place South 62–72, 7th place South
2013 36–33, 5th place South 37–33, 2nd place South 73–66, 4th place South
2014 24-46, 7th place South 32–38, 4th place South 56-84, 7th place South
2015 31–39, 6th place South 27–43, 7th place South 58–82, 7th place South
2016 27-42, 6th place South 43–27, 1st place South 70–69, 4th place South
2017 38-32, 3rd place South 36-33, 3rd place South 74-65, 3rd place South
2018 40-29, 1st place South 31-36 71-65, 2nd place South

RosterEdit

Rome Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 25 Ricky DeVito
  • 15 Jake Higginbotham
  • 61 Kasey Kalich
  • 19 Tanner Lawson
  • -- Jackson Lourie
  • 51 Dilmer Mejia
  • 37 Jose Montilla
  • 52 Luis Mora
  • 14 Gabriel Noguera
  • 34 Jose Olague
  • 55 Alan Rangel
  • 28 Trey Riley
  • 59 Ryan Shetter
  • 60 Mitch Stallings
  • 11 Victor Vodnik
  • 30 William Woods

Catchers

Infielders

  • 45 Bryce Ball
  • 23 Griffin Benson
  • 18 Greg Cullen
  • -- Ariel Montesino
  • 24 Juan Morales
  • 13 Carlos Paraguate
  • 16 Braulio Vasquez
  •  9 Brendan Venter

Outfielders

  •  7 Jose Bermudez
  • -- Connor Blair
  • 20 Drew Campbell
  •  5 Justin Dean
  • 32 Jeremy Fernandez
  •  2 Michael Harris


Manager

Coaches


  7-day injured list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated November 1, 2019
Transactions
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Atlanta Braves minor league players

Notable alumniEdit

Hall of Fame alumni

Notable alumni

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "David Cross Promoted to Rome Braves GM". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  2. ^ South Atlantic League Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b c d 2004 Rome Braves Statistics and Leaders Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ a b 2005 Rome Braves Statistics and Leaders Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ "Baseball-reference". Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  6. ^ Rome News – Tribune
  7. ^ a b c d 2003 Rome Braves Statistics and Leaders Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ 2007 Rome Braves Statistics and Leaders Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ a b c 2006 Rome Braves Statistics and Leaders Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Brandon Jones Statistics (Minor Leagues) Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ "Phil Niekro Award: Braves Outstanding Minor League Pitcher", Braves400, accessed 7/20/09 Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine

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