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Gulf Coast League Cardinals
Founded in 1963
Jupiter, Florida
Cap insignia
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Gulf Coast League
Division East Division
Major league affiliations
Current St. Louis Cardinals
Minor league titles
League titles None
Division titles None
Team data
Nickname Gulf Coast League Cardinals (1966-present)
Ballpark Roger Dean Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals
Manager Steve Turco

The Gulf Coast League Cardinals are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Gulf Coast League. The Cardinals were originally a team from 1966-1976, but were reactivated in 2007. The Cardinals play their home games in Jupiter, Florida at Roger Dean Stadium, which is also the spring training home of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Florida Marlins.

2007 season[edit]

In 2007, the Cardinals were reactivated in the Gulf Coast League and played their first game since folding in 1976 on June 20, a 7-0 win against the GCL Nationals. The Cardinals won their next game, but then began a 6-game losing streak that lasted until June 30. In July, the Cardinals went 16-14, still heading into August with a sub-500 record. In August, the Cardinals went 8-13, finishing 24-30 and in 3rd place in the East, and missing the playoffs.

Season by season[edit]

Year W L PCT Finish Manager
GCL Cardinals (1966-76)
1966 20 28 .417 5th Place GCL George Kissell
1967 25 32 .439 6th Place GCL George Kissell
1968 34 27 .555 2nd Place GCL George Kissell/Ray Hathaway
1969 21 33 .389 7th Place GCL Tom Burgess
1970 32 28 .533 5th Place GCL Tom Burgess
1971 20 33 .377 7th Place GCL Tom Burgess
1972 27 32 .458 5th Place GCL Bobby Dews
1973 25 30 .455 7th Place GCL Ken Boyer
1974 27 21 .563 5th Place GCL Bobby Dews/Tom Burgess
1975 17 37 .327 7th Place GCL Fred Koenig
1976 27 24 .529 4th Place GCL Dave Ricketts
GCL Cardinals (2007-Present)
2007 24 30 .444 3rd Place GCL East Eude Brito


Gulf Coast League Cardinals roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 25 Juan Caballero
  • 39 Jonathan Escudero
  • 43 Steven Farinaro
  • 35 Fidencio Flores
  • -- Max Foody
  • -- Nicholas Frey
  • -- Steven Gallardo
  • 48 Dylan Hawkins
  • -- Blake Higgins
  • 12 Norge Paredes
  • 38 Rob Kaminsky
  • 21 Stalyn Lopez
  • 49 Ian McKinney
  • -- Trey Nielsen
  • 40 Darwin Perez
  • 51 Juan Perez
  • 30 Hector Salazar
  • 19 Isaac Silva
  • 28 Kender Villegas


  • 18 Luis Cruz
  • 54 Jose Godoy
  • 55 Jose Gomez
  •  5 Elier Rodriguez


  • 37 Eliezer Alvarez
  • 41 Malik Collymore
  • 29 Rafael Medina
  • 46 Oscar Mercado
  • 31 Leobaldo Pina
  • 11 Chris Rivera


  •  8 DeAndre Asbury-Heath
  • 12 Ricardo Bautista
  •  3 Anthony Ray
  • 32 Carlos Torres


  •  7 Steve Turco


  • -- Kleininger Teran (hitting)
  • -- Darwin Marrero (pitching)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On St. Louis Cardinals 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 5, 2014
More MiLB rosters
St. Louis Cardinals minor league players

Bryan Dobzanski Is also on the team

External links[edit]

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8 news items

The Cardinal Nation (subscription)
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:22:30 -0700

One might think it would be easy to choose the top hitter for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals, but the club led the 16-team rookie-level league in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging average, so there were many strong candidates.
The Cardinal Nation (subscription)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Gulf Coast League Cardinals outfielder Magneuris Sierra is The Cardinal Nation's top position player in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system for 2014. .386 is a number that I cannot get out of my head. At the major league level, only four ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:52:30 -0700

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -. A sports website has named a former Southeast Missouri State University outfielder the St. Louis Cardinals top first-year minor league position player. Derek Gibson was drafted by the Cardinals as a non-drafted free agent ...
The Cardinal Nation (subscription)
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:00:59 -0700

The Cardinal Nation's pick as top reliever on the Gulf Coast League Cardinals came onto the radar screen late. In phase two of our annual recaps of the just-completed season across the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, we move into our second ...

The Cardinal Nation (subscription)

The Cardinal Nation (subscription)
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:52:30 -0700

Short-season relievers earned two of the final three monthly awards, starting with State College closer Kyle Grana in June and our Rookie Reliever of the Year, Jery Then of the Gulf Coast League Cardinals, in August. The latter, who signed in July, did ...
The Cardinal Nation (subscription)
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Joining the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Cardinals with just six weeks remaining in the season, Then made a quick impression on the player development staff. The two runs he allowed in his first professional outing were the only ones he would yield ...

CBS Local

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:29:19 -0700

He was 4-1 with a 1.64 ERA in 19 relief appearances this year for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals. The suspension will begin at the start of next season. There have been 57 suspensions this year under the minor league program and five under the big ...
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:37:30 -0700

DES MOINES -- The Chicago Cubs and Triple-A Iowa agreed Tuesday to a two-year player development contract extension that will guarantee the partnership between the two teams will continue through the 2018 season. In announcing the deal, the teams ...

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