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Parkview Field’s 15th Anniversary Season

Top 15 TinCaps and Top 15 Visiting Players

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – In celebration of Parkview Field’s upcoming 15th anniversary season, the TinCaps have unveiled a list of their top former players who’ve competed at the ballpark, as well as the most outstanding visiting players. See lists below.

 

“Since Parkview Field opened in 2009, we’ve been fortunate to have had so many MLB stars play here as minor leaguers on their way up to The Show, both for us and on the other side,” said TinCaps President Mike Nutter. “I know the group that put this together had a challenging task because there are even more high-level guys that are also very deserving of inclusion, but there were only 15 spots.”

 

To be considered, a player must have appeared in at least one game at Parkview Field, and also have reached the majors by the end of the 2023 season. Players were evaluated based on a combination of their performance in the Midwest League, their accomplishments in Major League Baseball, and their future projection. 

 

Evidenced by the lists, Parkview Field has been home to budding MLB All-Stars (like Fernando Tatis Jr., Trea Turner and Max Fried) and hosted future Gold Glove Award winners (e.g. Fort Wayne native Kevin Kiermaier) — even a multi-time Cy Young Award winner (Blake Snell) and a three-time MVP (Mike Trout).

 

The TinCaps (High-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres) will be commemorating Parkview Field’s history throughout 2024. Vignettes will be released documenting the time these players spent in Fort Wayne and their careers overall. Content can be found at the ballpark and on social media by following @TinCaps. Over the course of the year, the TinCaps will also countdown the Top 15 Moments at Parkview Field from the past decade and a half.

 

Since opening, Parkview Field has perennially been rated as the No. 1 ballpark experience for fans throughout all of Minor League Baseball. 

 

Tickets for the 2024 season are on sale now. Fans can lock in their seats through TinCaps.com, by calling 260-482-6400, and at the Parkview Field Ticket Office. The full promotional schedule includes more than 30 postgame fireworks nights, celebrity appearances, theme nights, bobbleheads, and more. The team’s first game is on the road versus the Los Angeles Dodgers-affiliated Great Lakes Loons on Thursday, April 5. Opening Day at Parkview Field is set for Tuesday, April 9 (6:35 p.m.) against the Cleveland Guardians-affiliated Lake County Captains. TinCaps tickets start at just $7.

 

Top 15 TinCaps Players at Parkview Field

Right-handed pitcher David Bednar (2016-17)

Right-handed pitcher Brad Brach (2009)

Catcher Luis Campusano (2018)

Right-handed pitcher Zach Eflin (2013)

Infielder Ty France (2016)

Left-handed pitcher Max Fried (2013)

Left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore (2018)

Right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas (2010)

Outfielder Hunter Renfroe (2013)

Outfielder Mallex Smith (2013-14)

Outfielder Jack Suwinski (2017-18)

Outfielder / infielder Fernando Tatis Jr. (2017)

Infielder Trea Turner (2014)

Infielder Josh VanMeter (2014-15)

Top 15 Visiting Players at Parkview Field

Infielder Bo Bichette (2017 – Lansing) 

Outfielder Nick Castellanos (2011 – West Michigan)

Infielder Matt Chapman (2014 – Beloit) 

Infielder Carlos Correa (2013 – Quad Cities)

Infielder Elly De La Cruz (2022 – Dayton)

Infielder Vladimr Guerrero Jr. (2017 – Lansing) 

Right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks (2009 – Beloit) 

Outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (2011 – Bowling Green)

Infielder Francisco Lindor (2012 – Lake County)

Infielder José Ramírez (2012 – Lake County)

Infielder Corey Seager (2013 – Great Lakes)

Left-handed pitcher Blake Snell (2013 – Bowling Green)

Left-handed pitcher Justin Steele (2016 – South Bend)

Outfielder Mike Trout (2010 – Cedar Rapids)

Outfielder Kyle Tucker (2016 – Quad Cities)

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TinCaps “Hometown Date” Competition

Love and Roses Night Presented by Peter Franklin Jewelers

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Fort Wayne TinCaps are excited to announce a first-of-its-kind promotion in Minor League Baseball. In advance of the team’s “Love and Roses Night” presented by Peter Franklin Jewelers on Friday, May 17 (featuring an appearance by Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner), the TinCaps are hosting a “Hometown Date” Competition for singles. 

 

 

The deadline to enter is Friday, April 12. Must be at least 21 years old to enter. All contestants will receive an allotment of complimentary tickets to the game. 

 

In late April, the TinCaps (High-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres) will narrow the pool of applicants down to five women and five men. Those individuals will be invited to Parkview Field ahead of “Love and Roses Night” to initially meet one another. Then on May 17, as the TinCaps take on the South Bend Cubs (7:05pm), they’ll compete in on-field promotions, such as the “Falling in Love Dizzy Bat” challenge. 

 

Rather than a rose ceremony to determine who advances, contestants will advance based on their performance in the promotions. Ultimately, one woman and one man will earn the right to watch that night’s postgame fireworks from the field. The winners will also receive a prize package to enjoy a hometown date in Fort Wayne. 

 

“We hope to help two people find their perfect match in a way that only Minor League Baseball can offer,” said Morgan Olson, TinCaps Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions. 

 

Meanwhile, that night fans can purchase a VIP Ticket Package to meet Gerry Turner, who starred on The Golden Bachelor earlier this year and has resided in the Fort Wayne area. The package includes the opportunity for a photo with Gerry, plus a signature wine glass. Click here to purchase.

 

Tickets to Love and Roses Night, and all 66 TinCaps home games, start at just $7 and can be purchased online at TinCaps.com, by calling 260-482-6400, and at the Parkview Field Ticket Office. The TinCaps begin their 15thanniversary season on April 5 at the Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate). Opening Day at Parkview Field is Tuesday, April 9 (6:35pm) against the Cleveland Guardians-affiliated Lake County Captains. The team’s full promotional schedule includes more than 30 postgame fireworks nights, additional celebrity appearances, theme nights, bobbleheads, and more.

 

Padres Announce TinCaps Roster for 2024 Opening Day

Catcher Ethan Salas and Pitcher Dylan Lesko Headline Highly Talented Team

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The San Diego Padres have announced the 30-man Fort Wayne TinCaps roster for Opening Day 2024. Fort Wayne’s roster features Ethan Salas, who MLB.com ranks as the top catching prospect in the sport, the top Padres prospect, and MLB’s No. 8 prospect overall. The 17-year-old played in nine games with the TinCaps last August.

 

The ’Caps also have starting pitcher Dylan Lesko, MLB.com’s top-rated right-handed pitching prospect for the Padres, who’s additionally ranked as MLB.com’s No. 9 righty prospect across all organizations and 53rd overall among all players. The 20-year-old made three regular season starts and one in the Midwest League Postseason with the TinCaps late last year. 

 

Outfielder Homer Bush Jr. (No. 11) and left-handed starting pitcher Jagger Haynes (No. 23) are Fort Wayne newcomers rated by MLB.com as Top 30 Padres prospects as well. 

 

Including Salas and Lesko, 23 of the 30 players on the roster have experience with the TinCaps. Last season’s team was Fort Wayne’s winningest in eight years and advanced to the Midwest League Postseason. 

 

“We think we have a roster that’s ready to compete at a high level,” said TinCaps manager Mike Daly. “With the majority of our roster having played at Parkview Field before, the guys are excited to be back in the Fort Wayne community, and those here for the first time are eager to see what makes this place so special.” 

 

The TinCaps initially begin their 15th anniversary season on the road April 5 (6:05pm) versus the Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate). 

 

Opening Day at Parkview Field is coming up on Tuesday, April 9 (6:35pm) against the Cleveland Guardians-affiliated Lake County Captains. Before then, fans can get ready for the season with a pair of free events: Meet the Team Night on Wednesday, April 3 (5-8pm) and an Open House at Parkview Field on Saturday, April 6 (11am-1pm)

 

Tickets to all 66 TinCaps home games start at just $7 and can be purchased online at TinCaps.com, by calling 260-482-6400, and at the Parkview Field Ticket Office. The team’s promotional schedule includes more than 30 postgame fireworks nights, celebrity appearances, theme nights, bobbleheads, and more.

 

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