Florida State League | Team-by-team capsules, with Bradenton Marauders photos

jlembo@bradenton.comApril 4, 2013 

BRADENTON -- The Bradenton Marauders compete in the 12-team Florida State League. The season is split into two divisions, the North and South, and two 70-game halves.

After the completion of the regular season, the winners of each half meet in a best-of-three playoff series to crown an overall champion in each division.

The North and South winners then meet for the FSL title in a best-of-five series.

Listed below is a breakdown of each of the teams in the Florida State League.

NORTH DIVISIONBrevard County Manatees

Parent club: Milwaukee Brewers

Ballpark: Space Coast Stadium, 5800 Stadium Parkway, Viera

Manager: Joe Ayrault

Last season: 62-73

*Notable alumni: Vladimir Guerrero, Andre Dawson, Ryan Braun, Yovani Gallardo.

Clearwater Threshers

Parent club: Philadelphia Phillies

Ballpark: Bright House Field, 601 N. Old Coachman Road, Clearwater

Manager: Chris Truby

Last season: 66-66

*Notable alumni: Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins.

Daytona Cubs

Parent club: Chicago Cubs

Ballpark: Jackie Robinson Ballpark, 105 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach

Manager: Dave Keller

Last season: 67-67

*Notable alumni: Kerry Wood, Starlin Castro, Carlos Marmol, Geovany Soto.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Parent club: Toronto Blue Jays

Ballpark: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave. A, Dunedin

Manager: Bobby Meachem

Last season: 78-55, first half champion

*Notable alumni: Dave Steib, Pat Hentgen, Roy Halladay, Lloyd Moseby, Pat Borders.

Lakeland Flying Tigers

Parent club: Detroit Tigers

Ballpark: Joker Marchant Stadium, 2031 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland

Manager: Dave Huppert

Last season: 73-58, Florida State League champion

*Notable alumni: Justin Verlander, Kirk Gibson, Lou Whitaker.

Tampa Yankees

Parent club: New York Yankees

Ballpark: George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa

Manager: Luis Sojo

Last season: 65-70

*Notable alumni: Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Mariano Rivera, Joba Chamberlain.

SOUTH DIVISIONBradenton Marauders

Parent club: Pittsburgh Pirates

Ballpark: McKechnie Field, 1611 9th St. W., Bradenton

Manager: Frank Kremblas

Last season: 60-77

*Notable alumni: Starling Marte, Jeff Locke.

Charlotte Stone Crabs

Parent club: Tampa Bay Rays

Ballpark: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte

Manager: Brady Williams

Last season: 55-79

*Notable alumni: Matt Moore, Jake McGee.

Fort Myers Miracle

Parent club: Minnesota Twins

Ballpark: Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers

Manager: Doug Mientkiewicz

Last season: 60-75

*Notable alumni: Joe Mauer, Jason Kubel, Justin Morneau.

Jupiter Hammerheads

Parent club: Miami Marlins

Ballpark: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter

Manager: Andy Haines

Last season: 74-62, second half champion

*Notable alumni: Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison, Miguel Cabrera.

Palm Beach Cardinals

Parent club: St. Louis Cardinals

Ballpark: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter

Manager: Johnny Rodriguez

Last season: 64-72

*Notable alumni: Allen Craig, Jason Motte, Jon Jay.

St. Lucie Mets

Parent club: New York Mets

Ballpark: Tradition Field, 525 NW Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie

Manager: Ryan Ellis

Last season: 83-52, South Division champion

*Notable alumni: David Wright, Jose Reyes, Jonathon Niese.

* -- does not include major-leaguers on rehab assignments.

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