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Missoula Osprey
Missoula PaddleHeads
Founded in 1987
Missoula, Montana
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Team logo
Class-level
CurrentAdvanced Rookie (1987-present)
Minor league affiliations
LeaguePioneer League (1987-present)
DivisionNorthern Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentArizona Diamondbacks (1996-present)
Previous
Minor league titles
  • 1999
  • 2006
  • 2012
  • 2015
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2006
  • 2009
Team data
NicknameMissoula PaddleHeads (2020-present)
Previous names
  • Missoula Osprey (1999-2019)
  • Lethbridge Black Diamonds (1996-1999)
  • Lethbridge Mounties (1992-1995)
  • Gate City Pioneers (1991)
  • Pocatello Pioneers (1990)
  • Pocatello Giants (1987-1989)
BallparkOgren Park at Allegiance Field (2004-present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Mountain Baseball, LLC
ManagerMike Benjamin
General ManagerMatt Ellis

The Missoula PaddleHeads are a minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Missoula, Montana. The team plays its home games at Ogren Park at Allegiance Field. The club is a member of the Pioneer League, a short-season league which is designated Rookie Advanced. The team has won the Pioneer League championship four times; in 1999, 2006, 2012 and 2015.

The club was known as the Missoula Osprey from 1999 through the 2019 season. Previously, the franchise played in Lethbridge, Alberta from 1992 to 1998, and in Pocatello, Idaho, from 1987 to 1991.

Missoula alumni with MLB experience

Sixty-nine Missoula players have also played in Major League Baseball.[1] They are:

1999
JD Closser, Jorge de la Rosa, Doug DeVore, Lyle Overbay, Duaner Sánchez, Luis Terrero (1999-2000)
2000
Casey Daigle, Jerry Gil, Andy Green, Phil Stockman, José Valverde
2001
Scott Hairston
2002
Dustin Nippert, Tony Peña, Sergio Santos, Miguel Montero (2002-2003)
2003
Emilio Bonifacio, Carlos González,
2004
Wilkin Castillo, Steven Jackson, Esmerling Vásquez
2005
Pedro Ciriaco, Rusty Ryal, Greg Smith
2006
Héctor Ambriz, John Hester, Jordan Norberto, Gerardo Parra, Daniel Stange, Clay Zavada, Tony Barnette
2007
Bryan Augenstein, Tommy Layne, Evan Scribner, Jarrod Parker, Rey Navarro (2007-2008)
2008
Jake Elmore, Daniel Schlereth, Bryan Shaw
2009
Chase Anderson, Mike Belfiore, Charles Brewer, Keon Broxton, Eury De La Rosa, Paul Goldschmidt, Bradin Hagens, Ender Inciarte, Chris Owings, Patrick Schuster (2009-2010), Enrique Burgos (2009, 2011)
2010
Adam Eaton, David Holmberg, Stephen Cardullo (2010-2011)
2011
Archie Bradley, Keith Hessler DJ Johnson
2012
Socrates Brito, Jake Lamb, Michael Perez, Andrew Velazquez
2013
Silvino Bracho, Steve Hathaway, Brad Keller (2013-2014), Justin Williams (2013-2014), Daniel Palka
2014
Gabriel Moya (2014-2015), Yefry Ramirez (2014-2015), Touki Toussaint

Roster


Minor league affiliations

References

  1. ^ "Osprey alumni in MLB" (PDF). milb.com. November 4, 2016. Retrieved 2017.

External links


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