Bradenton Marauders

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Team History[edit]

The Bradenton Marauders, of the Florida State League and briefly in Low-A Southeast, neatly straddle the question of a farm team using its parent's nickname. The Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands play their home games at LECOM Park in Bradenton, FL.

MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization lowered the Marauders, and most of the FSL, one level.

Like seven of the other nine FSL teams, the Marauders are owned by their parent club. Bradenton joined the FSL when the Bucs bought and moved the Cincinnati Reds' Sarasota Reds farm club in 2010, a year after Cincy moved its spring operations to Arizona and two seasons after the Bradenton added lights to then-McKechnie Field. That, after a century of Florida dominance of big-league spring training, evened the Grand Canyon and Sunshine states at 15 teams each.

The Marauders play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Bradenton Barbanegras (Bradenton Blackbeards).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2010 76-62 3rd P.J. Forbes Lost in 1st round Dave Howard Wally Whitehurst
2011 74-63 4th Carlos García Lost in 1st round Ryan Long Mike Steele
2012 60-77 11th Carlos García Kory DeHaan Mike Steele
2013 57-77 12th Frank Kremblas Edgar Varela Justin Meccage
2014 78-61 2nd Tom Prince Lost in 1st round Kory DeHaan Justin Meccage Greg Picart
2015 74-64 5th Michael Ryan Ryan Long Scott Elarton
2016 70-66 6th Michael Ryan League Champs Keoni De Renne Jeff Johnson
2017 70-62 4th Gerardo Alvarez Keoni De Renne Matt Ford Adam Godwin
2018 56-74 10th Gerardo Alvarez Butch Wynegar Matt Ford
2019 73-62 4th Wyatt Toregas Butch Wynegar Drew Benes
2020 Season cancelled
2021 71-48 2nd Jonathan Johnston League Champs Fernando Nieve Brady Conlan, Jim Horner
2022 67-62 4th Jonathan Johnston Mendy Lopez Yorman Bazardo Casey Harms, Gustavo Omana
2023 76-54 2nd Jonathan Johnston Quentin Brown Matt Ford Casey Harms, Gustavo Omana
2024 Jim Horner Scott Seabol Matt Ford Gustavo Omana, Ernesto Irrizarry, Steph Lombardo