Cedar Rapids Raiders

Cedar Rapids Raiders

The Cedar Rapids Kernels are a Class A minor league baseball team based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The team is affiliated with the Minnesota Twins and plays in the Midwest League. The Kernels are owned by Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. (also known as Cedar Rapids Baseball Club, Inc.).[1][2][3]

Franchise history

Cedar Rapids was awarded a Midwest League franchise in 1962 that was originally called the Red Raiders (1962–1964). After that the team used the name of the major league franchise it affiliated with: the Cardinals (1965–1972), the Astros (1973–1974), the Giants (1975–1979), and the Reds (1980–1992). The team adopted the Kernels nickname after affiliating with the Angels before the 1993 season. It won Midwest League championships in 1988, 1992, and 1994.

The team's first home ballpark was the original Veterans Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1949. In August 2000 voters approved a referendum to build a new ballpark adjacent to the old one, which was demolished after the 2001 season. The new Veterans Memorial Stadium was completed in time for the opening of the 2002 season, and the Kernels set a franchise attendance record of 196,066 in the new park's inaugural year.

Current roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 26 Tim Atherton
  • 44 José Berríos
  • 30 Madison Boer
  • 37 Hudson Boyd
  • 31 Caleb Brewer
  • 39 Dallas Gallant
  • 33 Steven Gruver
  • 45 David Hurlbut
  • 35 Tyler Jones
  • 20 Brett Lee
  • -- Chris Mazza
  • 19 Mason Melotakis
  • 18 Kaleb Merck
  • 48 Josue Montanez
  • 24 Alex Muren
  • 32 Christian Powell

Catchers

  • 16 Bo Altobelli
  • 9 Tyler Grimes
  • 15 Michael Quesada

Infielders

  • 21 Niko Goodrum
  • 17 Travis Harrison
  • 36 Dalton Hicks
  • 41 Joel Licon
  •  5 Jorge Polanco

Outfielders

  • 22 Max Kepler
  • 11 Jonathan Murphy
  • 27 Jeremias Pineda
  • 38 Adam Brett Walker II
  •  2 J. D. Williams

Manager

Coaches


7-day disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated July 7, 2013
Transactions
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Notable alumni

Many former Cedar Rapids players have made it to the major leagues as either players or coaches, including:

References

  • Dinda, Joel (2003), "Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the Midwest League," http://www.mwlguide.com/cities/cedarrapids/index.html
  • Koolbeck, Mike, "History of Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball," published in the Cedar Rapids Kernels Souvenir Program, 2001

External links

  • Cedar Rapids Kernels web site