Friday, April 1, 2016

Mexican League 2016 Team Capsules



AGUASCALIENTES RIELEROS
City (population): Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes (932,298)
Ballpark (capacity): Parque Alberto Romo Chavez (9,000)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 152,491 (2,877)
2015 Record (finish): 55-58 (6th North)
2015 Playoffs: Did not qualify
Manager: Marco Romero
Notable players: 3B Jesse Castillo, SS Domingo Castro, C Saul Soto
Notable pitchers: SP Lorenzo Barcelo, SP Demetrio Gutierrez, RP Jesus Sanchez

CAMPECHE PIRATAS
City (population): Campeche, Campeche (259,005)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Nelson Barrera (6,000)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 158,004 (3,225)
2015 Record (finish): 53-56 (4th South)
2015 Playoffs: Lost to Yucatan, 4 to 3
Manager: Lino Rivera
Notable players: OF Eliseo Aldazaba, 3B C.J. Retherford, 2B Danny Richar
Notable pitchers: SP Francisco Campos, SP Jorge Castillo, SP Evan MacLane

CARMEN DELFINES
City (population): Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche (221,094)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Resurgimiento (8,200)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 197,573 (3,592)
2015 Record (finish): 51-59 (7th South)
2015 Playoffs: Did not qualify
Manager: Jose Offerman
Notable players: 2B Gilberto Mejia, OF Mark Minicozzi, IF Henry Rodriguez
Notable pitchers: RP Tiago Da Silva, SP Mario Gonzalez, SP Oscar Rivera

LAGUNA VAQUEROS
City (population): Gomez Palacio, Durango/Torreon, Coahuila (1,275,993)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Revolucion (12,000)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 257,160 (4,852)
2015 Record (finish): 55-57 (5th North)
2015 Playoffs: Did not qualify
Manager: Mario Mendoza
Notable players: OF Santiago Gonzalez, OF Freddy Guzman, 1B Francisco Mendez
Notable pitchers: SP Felipe Arredondo, RP Tony Pena, SP Salvador Valdez

MEXICO CITY DIABLOS ROJOS
City (population): Mexico, Distrito Federal (20,137,152)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Fray Nano (5,200)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 144,908 (2,787)
2015 Record (finish): 73-39 1st North)
2015 Playoffs: Lost to Tijuana, 4 to 3
Manager: Jose Luis Sandoval
Notable players: 2B Sergio Gastelum, 1B Cyle Hankerd, OF Ivan Terrazas
Notable pitchers: SP Marco Duarte, SP David Reyes, RP Juan Sandoval

MONCLOVA ACEREROS
City (population): Monclova, Coahuila (317,314)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio de Beisbol Monclova (9,000)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 308,646 (5,512)
2015 Record (finish): 59-51 (2nd North)
2015 Playoffs: Beat Saltillo, 4 to 3; beat Tijuana, 4 to 3; lost to Quintana Roo, 4 to 1
Manager: Homar Rojas
Notable players: 3B Jose Amador, SS Antonio Lamas, 1B Jose Ruiz
Notable pitchers: SP Josh Lowey, RP Juan Ramon Noriega, SP Juan Antonio Pena

MONTERREY SULTANES
City (population): Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (4,106,054)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey (27,000)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 517,235 (9,404)
2015 Record (finish): 51-62 (7th South)
2015 Playoffs: Did not qualify
Manager: Felix Fermin
Notable players: OF Welington Dotel, 2B Ramon Rios, OF Chris Roberson
Notable pitchers: SP Freddy Garcia, SP Marco Tovar, RP Oscar Villareal

OAXACA GUERREROS
City (population): Oaxaca, Oaxaca (593,522)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Eduardo Vasconcelos (7,200)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 138,550 (2,717)
2015 Record (finish): 55-57 (3rd South)
2015 Playoffs: Lost to Quintana Roo, 4 to 3
Manager: Enrique "Che" Reyes
Notable players: OF Yancarlo Angulo, 1b Juan Miranda, OF Mario Valenzuela
Notable pitchers: SP Ruddy Acosta, RP Jose Ascanio, SP Alejandro Soto

PUEBLA PERICOS
City (population):
 Puebla, Tlaxcala (2,728,790)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Hermanos Serdan (12,100)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 113,485 (2,316)
2015 Record (finish): 51-57 (5th South)
2015 Playoffs: Did not qualify
Manager: Matias Carrillo
Notable players: 1B Frank Diaz, OF Nyjer Morgan, 3B Miguel Tejada
Notable pitchers: SP Hector Galvan, SP Mauricio Lara, SP Andres Meza

QUINTANA ROO TIGRES
City (population): Cancun, Quintana Roo (676,238)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio de Beisbol Beto Avila (9,000)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 184,736 (3,770)
2015 Record (finish): 64-47 (2nd South)
2015 Playoffs: Beat Oaxaca, 4 to 3; beat Yucatan, 4 to 3; beat Monclova, 4 to 1
Manager: Roberto Vizcarra
Notable players: 1B Jorge Cantu, OF Sergio Contreras, 1B Jorge Vazquez
Notable pitchers: RP Josh Judy, SP Pablo Ortega, SP Rafael Perez

REYNOSA BRONCOS
City (population):
 Reynosa, Tamaulipas (725,793)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Adolfo Lopez Mateos (7,000)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 131,862 (2,536)
2015 Record (finish): 44-69 (6th North)
2015 Playoffs: Did not qualify
Manager: Rafael Castaneda
Notable players: 3B Travis Denker, OF Christhian Presichi, C Max Ramirez
Notable pitchers: SP Cesar Carrillo, SP Omar Espinoza, RP Ivan Maldonado

SALTILLO SARAPEROS
City (population): Saltillo, Coahuila (823,098)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio de Beisbol de Francisco I. Madero (16,000)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 305,062 (5,756)
2015 Record (finish): 57-52 (3rd North)
2015 Playoffs: Lost to Monclova, 4 to 3
Manager: Noe Munoz
Notable players: OF Jon Del Campo, DH Karim Garcia, OF Justin Greene
Notable pitchers: SP Edgmer Escalona, SP Santiago Gutierrez, SP Michael Nix

TABASCO OLMECAS
City (population): Villahermosa, Tabasco (755,416)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Centenario 27 de Febrero (10,500)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 168,295 (3,005)
2015 Record (finish): 52-60 (6th South)
2015 Playoffs: Did not qualify
Manager: Francisco "Paquin" Estrada
Notable players: 1B Refugio Cervantes, OF Brent Clevlen, OF Ruben Rivera
Notable pitchers: RP Luis Ayala, SP Logan Duran, SP Amilcar Gaxiola 

TIJUANA TOROS
City (population): Tijuana, Baja California Norte (1,751,302)
Ballpark (capacity): Eastadio Gasmart (18,500)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 418,673 (7,753)
2015 Record (finish): 54-53 (4th North)
2015 Playoffs: Beat Mexico City, 4 to 3; lost to Monclova, 4 to 3
Manager: Luis Sojo
Notable players: OF Dustin Martin, 3B Oscar Robles, 2B Carlos Valencia
Notable pitchers: RP Rafael Diaz, SP Barry Enright, SP Walter Silva

VERACRUZ AGUILAS ROJOS
City (population): Veracruz, Veracruz (801,122)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Universitario Beto Avila (7,782)
2015 Attendance (Avg): 147,026 (2,827)
2015 Record (finish): 48-65 (8th South)
2015 Playoffs: Did not qualify
Manager: Mark Weidemaier
Notable players: OF Roger Kieschnick, OF Enrique Osorio, 2B Issmael Salas
Notable pitchers: SP Manuel Al Flores, RP Jose Pina, SP Tomas Solis

YUCATAN LEONES
City (population): Merida, Yucatan (973,046)
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio de Beisbol Kukulkan (13,600)
2015 Attendance (MLB rank): 528,351 (8,955)
2015 Record (finish): 66-46 (1st South)
2015 Playoffs: Beat Campeche, 4 to 3; Lost to Quintana Roo, 4 to 3
Manager: Willie Romero
Notable players: OF Jose Aguilas, SS Kevin Flores, OF Jesus Valdez
Notable pitchers: SP Jonathan Castellanos, SP Juan Delgadillo, SP Marco Quevedo

2 comments:

Callum said...

This is amazing! Thanks so much Bruce.

Baseball Mexico said...

Gracias, Callum.