Winter League Recap from 10/9

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Kes Carter (Peoria Javelinas): 2 for 4 with a double, RBI and a run scored
Pat Leonard (Peoria Javelinas): 1 for 1 with a double and an RBI
Justin O’Conner (Peoria Javelinas): 2 for 3 with a double, RBI and 2 runs scored
Colton Reavis (Peoria Javelinas): 2 scoreless innings with a hit and 2 strikeouts

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
Brandon Allen (Caribes de Anzoategui): 0 for 3
Taylor Motter (Bravos de Margarita): 2 for 5 with a double, triple, RBI and 2 runs scored
Alejandro Segovia (Leones del Caracas): 0 for 3

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Winter League Recap from 10/8

Arizona Fall LeageArizona Fall League

  • Kes Carter (Peoria Javelinas): 0 for 3
  • Zach Cooper (Peoria Javelinas): 1 run on 2 hits with 2 strikeouts and a walk in 1 inning
  • Jamie Schultz (Peoria Javelinas): 5 runs on 6 hits with a strikeout and 2 walks in 2 innings
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Winter League Recap from 10/7

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  • Pat Leonard (Peoria Javelinas): 0 for 5
  • Justin O’Conner (Peoria Javelinas): 3 for 5 with a double
  • Felipe Rivero (Mesa Solar Sox): 4 runs on 7 hits with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks in 4 innings
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2015 Stone Crabs Schedule Released

Charlotte Stone CrabsThe Stone Crabs have released their 2015 schedule. They will begin their seventh year in the Florida State League at home on April 9 against the defending FSL Champion Fort Myers Miracle.

They then welcome the newest member of the league, the Reds affiliate on the second series of the season. The Reds take over the Daytona affiliate vacated by the Cubs.

The schedule format has changed a bit this season as they no longer have to wait till the second month of the season to face the North Division, the games against the North have been spread throughout the season.

The 2015 FSL All-Star Game will take place on June 20 at Tradition Field, home of the St Lucie Mets.

The season runs until September 6. Click here to see the entire 2015 schedule.

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2014 Rays Minor League Awards

RaysThe Tampa Bay Rays have announced their minor league players of the year. Eleven Stone Crabs/GCL Rays alumni were honored for their play on the field this season.

  • Minor League Player of the Year – Johnny Field
  • Minor League Pitcher of the Year – Blake Snell
  • Minor League Reliever of the Year – Adam Liberatore
  • Minor League Defensive Player of the Year – Justin O’Conner
  • Minor League Baserunner of the Year – Tommy Coyle
  • GCL Rays MVP – Henry Centeno
  • Bowling Green Hot Rods MVP – Kean Wong
  • Charlotte Stone Crabs MVP – Pat Leonard
  • Montgomery Biscuits MVP – Ryan Brett
  • Durham Bulls MVP – Mikie Mahtook
  • Erik Walker Community Champion – Jake Faria

The players will be awarded at tonight’s Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field.

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Seven Former Stone Crabs Headed to Arizona Fall League

Arizona Fall LeageSeveral former Stone Crabs will take to the field this fall in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. The following players will make the trip to Arizona:

  • Kes Carter
  • Zach Cooper
  • Pat Leonard
  • Justin O’Conner
  • Colton Reavis
  • Felipe Rivero
  • Jaime Schultz

The Tampa Bay Rays prospects will be playing with the Peoria Javelinas this fall. The lone exception is Rivero who is now a Washington National and will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox.

Opening Day for the 2014 Arizona Fall League is on October 7. The season runs through mid-November with the championship game taking place on November 15.

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O’Malley Called Up to Big Leagues by Angels

Shawn O'MalleyFormer Stone Crabs shortstop Shawn O’Malley has been promoted to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  This is O’Malley’s first call up to the majors.  He was hitting .317 with 18 doubles, 11 triples and 4 home runs in 102 games this season.  His most recent assignment was with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees.

O’Malley was with the inaugural season Stone Crabs in 2009 and came back for a handful of games in 2010.  He was drafted by the Rays in the fifth round of the 2006 draft.  He signed a minor league contract with the Angels organization prior to the 2014 season.

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Rays take season finale

(Charlotte Sports Park), Port Charlotte, Fla Aug 28, 2014 —  Matt Reida went 3-4 with 2 home runs to lead the Rays past the Twins 3-1 in the final game of the season. Angel Yepez earned his second win of the season and Tommy Lawrence picked up his fourth save. Cade Gotta returned to action today after being removed from a game earlier in the week when he was hit in the head with a pitch. Gotta went 2-4 with a double. Christian Knott stayed hot at the plate; he doubled, and Oscar Sanay and Jaime Ayende singled in the season ending win.

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Ten hits lead Rays over Twins

The Rays bats came alive today. David Rodriguez was 3-4 with a double and a triple, Bill Pujols and Christian Knott tripled, and Isaac Alcantar was 3-4 with 3 RBI as the Rays beat the Twins 5-2. The Rays outhit the Twins 10-3. RHP Luiz Nunez notched his first win of the season. The Rays play their final game of the summer tomorrow, which has been moved up to 10 am.

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Stone Crabs Eliminated from Playoff Contention Following Loss to St Lucie

Marty Gantt was 2 for 3 with double and an RBI.

Marty Gantt was 2 for 3 with double and an RBI.

The Stone Crabs were officially eliminated from the playoffs following a 5-2 loss to St Lucie Mets on Tuesday at Tradition Field. The Stone Crabs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Marty Gantt and an RBI by Jonathan Quinonez. The lead held much of the game until a four run seventh by the Mets. The Mets added an insurance run in the eighth to hand the Stone Crabs the loss. Austin Pruitt was charged with the loss for the Stone Crabs. The series concludes on Wednesday at Tradition Field with Blake Snell starting the finale.

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