Orem Owlz


Orem Owlz
Orem Owlz
Founded in 2001
Orem, Utah
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Advanced-Rookie (2001-present)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Orem Owlz (2005-present)
  • Provo Angels (2001-2004)
Ballpark
Minor league titles
League titles 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
Division titles 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
Owner(s)/Operated by: Jeff Katofsky
Manager: Tom Kotchman
General Manager: Brett Crane

The Orem Owlz are a minor league baseball farm team affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball franchise. The team plays in Orem, Utah.

Hootz, the Orem Owlz mascot.

Formerly the Provo Angels, the team changed ownership after the 2004 season and moved to a new stadium in neighboring Orem. While retaining its affiliation with the Angels major league club, the team introduced a new name and logo at the time of their move. The Owlz also introduced a new mascot named Hootz, a red owl with a head in the shape of a large baseball. Hootz was married in 2009 in an on-field ceremony to Holly, a female Owl.

The Owlz play in the Pioneer League, which is a rookie-level league with an abbreviated schedule. They won the 2004 Pioneer League championship (while still in Provo) and won the 2005 championship as well, after moving to Orem. The Owlz have also won the 2007 and 2009 championships. The Owlz play their home games at Brent Brown Ballpark, on the campus of Utah Valley University.

The team is prominently mentioned in the book Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit, a memoir recounting the author's one season playing for the Provo Angels.

Provo once had a Pioneer League team (the Provo Expos) and later a triple-A level Pacific Coast League team (the Provo Gulls, also a Montreal Expos affiliate) in the 1970s and early 1980s. The area didn't have a minor league team for 20 seasons until 2001.[citation needed]

Contents

Roster

Orem Owlz rosterview · talk · edit
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 29 Eric Candejas
  • 44 Brian Diemer
  • 3 Juan "Junior" Carlin
  • -- Seth Fowler
  • 21 Carmine Giardina
  • 17 Caleb Graham
  • -- Erik Gregersen
  • 36 Pil Joon Jang
  • 34 Kevin Johnson
  • -- Taylor Kinzer
  • -- Justin La Tempa
  • 38 Joe Melloris
  • 35 Heath Nichols
  • 28 Daniel Reynolds
  • 26 Donn Roach
  • 27 Dakota Robinson
  • -- A.J. Schugel
  • 24 Daniel Tillman
  • 23 Aaron Tullo

Catchers

  • -- Drew Beuerlein
  • 20 Andrew Oldfield

Infielders

  • -- Jean Almanzar
  • 41 Ricky Alvarez
  • 4 Ryan Broussard
  • -- Kaleb Cowart
  • 12 Brandon Decker
  • -- Rolando Gomez
  • 6 Wes Hatton
  • 9 Thomas Nichols
  • 4 Michael Sodders

Outfielders

  • 39 Kole Calhoun
  • 3 Daniel Eichelberger
  • 2 Andrew Heid
  • 18 Travis Witherspoon

Manager

Coaches


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* On Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated December 7, 2010
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Notable alumni

  • Roberto Lopez[1]

Footnotes

  1. ^ Lopez was the 2008 "This Year in Minor League Baseball Awards" Hitter of the Year.

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