Friday, March 31, 2017

BBM's 2017 Mexican League Directory

Mexican League
Av. Insurgentes Sur #797 3er. piso. Col. Napoles
C.P. 03810  Benito Juarez, Mexico, D.F.
PRESIDENT:  C.P. Plinio Escalante Bolio
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Nestor Alba Brito
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION: Oscar Neri Rojas Salazar
DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE/MERCHANDISE: Javier Balseca Gonzalez
UMPIRE COORDINATOR: Luis Alberto Ramirez
MEDIA COORDINATOR: Gabriel Medina Espinosa

Northern Division



AGUASCALIENTES RIELEROS
President: Armando Medina Gonzalez
GM: Jose Luis Garcia
Manager: Homar Rojas
Top players: 3B Diory Hernandez, 1B Jesus Castillo, DH Saul Soto, P Roy Merritt
Ballpark (capacity): Parque Alberto Romo Chavez (9,000), opened 1946
2016 attendance (average): 153,058 (2,888), 9th in LMB
First season: 1975
Pennants: 1 (1978)
2016 record:  53-58 (sixth North, no playoffs)
Team colors: Black, Gold
Website: www.rielerosags.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/rielerosags



DURANGO GENERALES
President: Virgilio Ruiz
GM: Kevin Flete
Manager: Joe Alvarez
Top players: DH Jairo Perez, 2B Gilberto Mejia, P Tiago Da Silva, P Mario Gonzalez
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Francisco Villa (9,000), remodeled 2017
*2016 attendance (average): 130,731 (2,615), 12th in LMB
First season: 2016
Pennants: None
*2016 record: 31-76 (eighth South, no playoffs)
Team colors: Green, Purple
Website: www.generalesbeisbol.com.mx
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GeneralesdDgo
*-Played in 2016 as Carmen Delfines



MEXICO CITY DIABLOS ROJOS
President: Roberto Mansur
GM: Othon Diaz
Manager: Miguel Ojeda
Top players: 1B Jorge Vazquez, P David Reyes, 3B Emmanuel Avila, OF Karim Garcia
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Fray Nano (5,200), renovated 2014
2016 attendance (average): 138,096 (2,511), 13th in LMB
First season: 1940
Pennants: 16 (1956, 1964, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2014)
2016 record: 57-54 (fifth North, no playoffs)
Team colors: Red, White
Website: www.diablos.com.mx
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DiablosRojosMX




MONCLOVA ACEREROS
President: Gerardo Benavides
GM: Jose Raul Melendez
Manager: Wally Backman
Top players: OF Nyjer Morgan, 2B Manny Rodriguez, P Josh Lowey, P Jose Oyervides
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Monclova (11,000), opened 1975
2016 attendance (average): 353,252 (6,423), 4th in LMB
First season: 1975
Pennants: None
2016 record: 69-43 (second North, lost to Tijuana in first playoff round)
Team colors: Blue, Red
Website: www.acereros.com.mx
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/acereros.monclova




MONTERREY SULTANES
President: Jose Maiz
GM: Leobardo Figueroa
Manager: Felix Fermin
Top players: 2B Ramon Rios, 1B Alex Valdez, OF Chris Roberson, P Javier Solano
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Mobil Super (27,000), opened 1990
2016 attendance (average): 690,305 (12,783), 1st in LMB
First season: 1939
Pennants: 9 (1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1962, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007)
2016 record: 72-39 (first North, lost to Tijuana in Division Championship)
Team colors: Blue, Red
Website: www.sultanes.com.mx
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SultanesOficial





SALTILLO SARAPEROS
President/GM: Antonio Nerio Rodriguez
Manager: Orlando Sanchez
Top players: 1B Eliezer Alfonzo, OF Justin Greene, P Danny Rodriguez, SS Christian Zazueta
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Francisco I. Madero (16,000), remodeled 2011
2016 attendance (average): 264,863 (4,816), 6th in LMB
First season: 1970
Pennants: 3 (1980, 2009, 2010)
2016 record: 50-61 (seventh North, no playoffs)
Team colors: Green, Black
Website: www.saraperos.com.mx
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/OficialSaraperos





TIJUANA TOROS
President: Alberto Uribe Maytorena
GM: Jorge Campillo
Manager: Pedro Mere
Top players: 3B Alex Liddi, 2B Isaac Rodriguez, OF Dustin Martin, P Barry Enright
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Gasmart (16,811), remodeled 2006
2016 attendance (average): 516,501 (9,391), 2nd in LMB
First season: 2004
Pennants: None
2016 record: 64-48 (third North, lost to Puebla in League Championship)
Team colors: Black, Red
Website: www.torosdetijuana.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TorosdeTijuana




UNION LAGUNA VAQUEROS
President: Jose Juan Arellano
GM: David Cardenas
Manager: Ramon Orantes
Top players: 1B Ricky Alvarez, DH Francisco Mendez, OF Brad Snyder, P Dustin Crenshaw
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Revolucion (12,000), opened 1932
2016 attendance (average): 285,952 (5,395), 5th in LMB
First season: 1940
Pennants: 2 (1942, 1950)
2016 record: 63-50 (fourth North, lost to Monterrey in first playoff round)
Team colors: Cherry, Gold
Website: www.clubvaqueroslaguna.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VaquerosUnionLaguna



Southern Division





CAMPECHE PIRATAS
President: Jorge Carlos Hurtado
GM: Gabriel Lozano
Manager: Lino Rivera
Top players: 3B C.J. Retherford, P Francisco Campos, OF Engel Beltre, 2B Yosmany Guerra
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Nelson Barrera Romellon (6,000), opened 2001
2016 attendance (average): 138,245 (2,880), 10th in LMB
First season: 1980
Pennants: 2 (1983, 2004)
2016 record: 57-51 (fourth South, lost to Yucatan in first playoff round)
Team colors: Red, Navy
Website: piratasdecampeche.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CampechePiratas



LEON BRAVOS
President: Mauricio Martinez
GM: Eduardo Valenzuela
Manager: Francisco "Paquin" Estrada
Top players: SS Niko Vazquez, 2B Carlos Valencia, OF Eduardo Arredondo, P Walter Silva
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Domingo Santana (8,500), remodeled 2017
*2016 attendance (average): 102,823 (1,940), 15th in LMB
First season: 2017
Pennants: None
*2016 record: 24-88 (eighth North, no playoffs)
Team colors: Green, Gold
Website: www.bravosdeleon.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Bravos.de.Leon.OFICIAL
*-Played in 2016 as Reynosa Broncos

















OAXACA GUERREROS
President: Lorenzo Pepin Escalante
GM: Guillermo Rodriguez
Manager: Alfonso "Houston" Jimenez
Top players: C Erick Rodriguez, 2B Sergio Gastelum, SS Jaime Brena, P Irwin Delgado
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Eduardo Vasconcelos (7,200), remodeled 2008
2016 attendance (average): 88,206 (1,696), 16th in LMB
First season: 1996
Pennants: 1 (1998)
2016 record: 42-70 (seventh South, no playoffs)
Team colors: Black, White
Website: www.guerreros.mx
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GuerrerosdeOaxaca







PUEBLA PERICOS
President: Jose Melendez
GM: Mario Valenzuela
Manager: Von Hayes
Top players: C Cesar Tapia, OF Endy Chavez, DH Carlos Quentin, P Blake Beaven
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Hermanos Serdan (12,100), remodeled 2016
2016 attendance (average): 228,644 (4,314), 7th in LMB
First season: 1938
Pennants: 4 (1963, 1979, 1986, 2016)
2016 record: 74-38 (second South, beat Tijuana in League Championship)
Team colors: Green, Yellow
Website: www.pericosdepuebla.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PericosdPuebla




QUINTANA ROO TIGRES
President: Fernando Valenzuela
GM: Fernando Valenzeuela, Jr.
Manager: Roberto Vizcarra
Top players: OF Sergio Contreras, 2B Carlos Gastelum, P Pablo Ortega, P Julian Arballo
Ballpark (capacity): Estadio Beto Avila (9,000), remodeled 2007
2016 attendance (average): 189,918 (3,453), 8th in LMB
First season: 1955
Pennants: 12 (1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015)
2016 record: 68-45 (third South, lost to Puebla in first playoff round)
Team colors: Blue, Orange
Website: www.tigresqr.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TigresdeQuintanaRoo






TABASCO OLMECAS
President: Carlos Jose Dagdug
GM: Felix Zulueta
Manager: Enrique "Che" Reyes
Top players: OF Jose Orozco, DH Sandy Madera, P Salvador Valdez, P Carlos Teller
Ballpark (capacity): Parque Centenario 27 de Febrero (10,500), opened 1964
2016 attendance (average): 121,012 (2,283), 14th in LMB
First season: 1975
Pennants: 1 (1993)
2016 record: 44-67 (fifth South, no playoffs)
Team colors: Green, Gold
Website: www.olmecastabasco.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/OlmecasTab






VERACRUZ ROJOS AGUILAS
President: Jose Antonio Mansur
GM: Grimaldo Martinez
Manager: Eddy Castro
Top players: OF Luis Suarez, OF Luis Fonseca, 1B Carlos Lopez, P Jose Pina
Ballpark (capacity): Parque Deportivo Universitario Beto Avila (7,800) remodeled 2007
2016 attendance (average): 129,602 (2,645), 11th in LMB
First season: 1903
Pennants: 6 (1937, 1938, 1952, 1961, 1970, 2012)
2016 record: 43-67 (sixth South, no playoffs)
Team colors: Red, Yellow
Website: www.rojosdelaguila.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mansolea4200





YUCATAN LEONES
President: Erick Arellano
GM: Juan Carlos Canizales
Manager: Willy Romero
Top players: P Yoanner Negrin, C Humberto Sosa, 2B Esteban Quiroz, OF Jesus Valdez
Ballpark (capacity): Parque Kukulcan Alamo (16,000), remodeled 2016
2016 attendance (average): 500,839 (9106), 3rd in LMB
First season: 1954
Pennants: 3 (1957, 1984, 2006)
2016 record: 77-33 (first South, lost to Puebla in Division Championship)
Team colors: Green, Orange
Website: www.leones.mx
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/leonesdeyucatan



BBM PREDICTIONS
2017 MEXICAN LEAGUE

Northern Division
1. Monclova Acereros
2. Tijuana Toros
3. Monterrey Sultanes
4. Aguascalientes Rieleros
5. Mexico City Diablos Rojos
6. Saltillo Saraperos
7. Union Laguna Vaqueros
8. Durango Generales

Southern Division
1. Yucatan Leones
2. Quintana Roo Tigres
3. Puebla Pericos
4. Campeche Piratas
5. Leon Bravos
6. Tabasco Olmecas
7. Veracruz Rojos Aguilas
8. Oaxaca Guerreros

2017 CHAMPIONS: Monclova Acereros