Hillsboro Hops

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Team History[edit]

The Hillsboro Hops, of the High-A Northwest League and briefly in High-A West, chose their nickname to salute Oregon as a leading United States producer of the beer ingredient - with a pun on what happens when a baseball is batted sharply onto the ground. The Arizona Diamondbacks farmhands play their home games at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR.

MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization raised the Hops, and most of the Northwest circuit, two levels and kept them with the D-backs. Founded as the Salem Senators in nearby Salem, OR, in 1977, the franchise changed hands three times in its first 11 years. Three seasons later, the last of those owners moved it to Yakima, WA, where it was the Yakima Bears until the 2013 move to Hillsboro.

The Hops play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Soñadores de Hillsboro (Hillsboro Dreamers). It was no dream, however, that Hillsboro won the 2022 Copa competition.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach Coach
2013 34-42 6th (t) Audo Vicente J.R. House Doug Drabek
2014 48-28 1st J.R. House League Champs Mark Grace Doug Drabek
2015 45-31 1st Shelley Duncan League Champs Javier Colina Doug Drabek
2016 42-33 3rd Shelley Duncan Lost in 1st round Jose Amado Mike Parrott
2017 41-35 2nd Shawn Roof Lost in 1st round Franklin Stubbs Mike Parrott Jorge Cortes
2018 51-25 1st Shawn Roof Lost in 1st round Micah Franklin Mike Parrott Carlos Mesa
2019 48-28 1st Javier Colina League Champs Franklin Stubbs Barry Enright Hatuey Mendoza
2020 Season cancelled
2021 52-60 4th Vince Harrison K.C. Judge Shane Loux Juan Francia
2022 60-70 4th Vince Harrison K.C. Judge Jeff Bajenaru Ronald Ramirez
2023 56-76 6th Ronnie Gajownik Ty Wright Gabriel Hernandez Ronald Ramirez
2024 Javier Colina Ty Wright Gabriel Hernandez Mark Reed

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