2008 Mississippi Braves Roster

Southern League (SL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 73-66
Finished 2nd in the SL's South Division
Manager: Phil Wellman (73-66)
Affiliation: Atlanta Braves
Location: Pearl, Mississippi
Ballpark: Mississippi Braves Stadium
Attendance: 212,107, Avg. 3,166 in 67 home dates
2008 Mississippi Braves Statistics

Playoffs - Mississippi Braves 3 games, Birmingham Barons 0
Finals - Mississippi Braves 3 games, Carolina Mudcats 2

The Mississippi Braves of the Southern League ended the 2008 season with a record of 73 wins and 66 losses, finishing second in the league's South Division.

The Braves plated 628 runs and surrendered 643 runs. Kala Ka'aihue paced Mississippi with 14 home runs and drove in 61 runs. Matt Young led all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .289 clip, while Todd Redmond topped the squad with 13 wins, and Todd Redmond and Kris Medlen earned a 3.52 ERA, leading regular hurlers.

Members of the 2008 Mississippi Braves who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Jairo Asencio, J. C. Boscan, Jonny Venters, Matt Young, Mark Kotsay, Mike Hampton, Brandon Hicks, Diory Hernandez, Deunte Heath, Tommy Hanson, Matt Diaz, Tom Glavine, Reid Gorecki, Mike Gonzalez, Jeff Francoeur, Todd Redmond, Martin Prado, Rafael Soriano, John Smoltz, Jordan Schafer, Jason Perry, Kris Medlen and James Parr.

Phil Wellman served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Derrick ArnoldRRAugust 3, 19835'9"165Milton, FL US
Jairo AsencioRRMay 30, 19836'2"180Sabana Grande de Palenque, San Cristobal DO
Ryan BasnerRRJuly 15, 19816'3"230West Chester, PA US
Paul BennettRRSeptember 6, 19835'11"180Winston-Salem, NC US
J. C. BoscanRRDecember 26, 19796'2"215Maracaibo, Zulia VE
Phillip BrittonRRSeptember 25, 19846'0"205Richland County, IL US
Paul BushRROctober 5, 19796'1"195Titusville, FL US
Willie CabreraRRAugust 3, 19865'11"195Los Angeles, CA US
Jose CamarenaSRMay 29, 19845'10"170Panama, Panama PA
Greg CreekLRAugust 29, 19826'3"225Augusta, ME US
Jairo CuevasRRJanuary 24, 19846'2"215Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Quentin DavisLRMarch 7, 19835'10"170Darlington, SC US
Matt DiazRRMarch 3, 19786'0"215Portland, OR US
Bryan DumesnilRLSeptember 19, 19836'3"210Nanaimo, BC CA
Dustin EvansRRSeptember 24, 19846'4"215Rome, GA US
Jeff FrancoeurRRJanuary 8, 19846'4"225Atlanta, GA US
Jerome GambleRRApril 5, 19806'4"235Alexander City, AL US
Tom GlavineLLMarch 25, 19666'0"175Concord, MA US
Mike GonzalezRLMay 23, 19786'2"200Corpus Christi, TX US
Reid GoreckiRRDecember 22, 19806'1"200Queens, NY US
Kevin GundersonRLSeptember 16, 19845'10"165Portland, OR US
Javier GuzmanSRMay 4, 19826'0"170Samana, Samana DO
Mike HamptonRLSeptember 9, 19725'10"185Brooksville, FL US
Tommy HansonRRAugust 28, 19866'6"220Tulsa, OK US
Deunte HeathRRAugust 8, 19856'4"240Atlanta, GA US
Diory HernandezRRApril 8, 19846'0"185San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Brandon HicksRRSeptember 14, 19856'2"215Houston, TX US
J. C. HoltLRDecember 8, 19825'9"175Alexandria, LA US
Sung Ki JungRRAugust 6, 19795'10"161Yeo Soo, KR
Mark JurichLLDecember 29, 19805'10"195Flagstaff, AZ US
Kala Ka'aihueRRMarch 29, 19856'2"230Kailua, HI US
Mark KotsayLLDecember 2, 19756'0"220Whittier, CA US
Carl LoadenthalLLDecember 27, 19815'10"190Philadelphia, PA US
Chad LundahlRRAugust 14, 19846'2"190Thousand Oaks, CA US
Jeff LymanRRJanuary 14, 19876'3"225San Francisco, CA US
Robert MarcialRRApril 21, 19845'10"170Northridge, CA US
Stephen MarekLRSeptember 3, 19836'2"240Houston, TX US
Kris MedlenSROctober 7, 19855'10"190Artesia, CA US
Brad NelsonRRJanuary 5, 19826'3"210Phoenix, AZ US
Michael NixRRMay 21, 19836'5"235Auburn, AL US
James ParrRRFebruary 27, 19866'1"185Albuquerque, NM US
Nelson PayanoLLNovember 13, 19826'1"190Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Jason PerryLRAugust 18, 19806'0"200Fremont, NE US
Van PopeRRFebruary 26, 19846'0"200Jackson, MS US
Martin PradoRROctober 27, 19836'0"215Maracay, Aragua VE
Todd RedmondRRMay 17, 19856'3"240St. Petersburg, FL US
Mike RozemaLRSeptember 16, 19816'2"180Ridgewood, NJ US
Jordan SchaferLLSeptember 4, 19866'1"205Hammond, IN US
Carlos SencionLLNovember 17, 19846'6"170Sanchez Ramirez, DO
Ray SerranoRRJanuary 19, 19815'9"220Ponce, PR
Dan SmithLLSeptember 9, 19836'5"250Hagerstown, MD US
John SmoltzRRMay 15, 19676'3"210Detroit, MI US
Rafael SorianoRRDecember 19, 19796'4"230San Jose, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Jonny VentersLLMarch 20, 19856'3"200Pikeville, KY US
Matt YoungLROctober 3, 19825'8"175Temple, TX US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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