Grand Rapids, Michigan


Known as West Michigan

Team Names
Whitecaps, 1994-present

Affiliations
Oakland Athletics, 1994-1996
Detroit Tigers, 1997-2020

West Michigan moved to Grand Rapids from Madison, Wisconsin in 1994

Midwest League Champions, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2015

Roster
Transactions
By The Numbers
Attendence
Year Affiliate W L PCT GB Manager Attendence
2017 Detroit 91 45 .669 - Mike Rabelo 383,983 Stats Box scores
2016 Detroit 71 65 .522 11.5 Andrew Graham 386,416 Stats Box scores
2015 Detroit 75 64 .530 2.5 Andrew Graham 391,055 Stats Box scores
2014 Detroit 82 58 .586 1.5 Andrew Graham 391,653 Stats Box scores
2013 Detroit 69 70 .496 13.5 Larry Parrish 337,948 Stats Boxscores
2012 Detroit 72 68 .514 11.5 Ernie Young 362,554 Stats Boxscores
2011 Detroit 70 69 .504 12.5 Ernie Young 372,555 Stats Boxscores
2010 Detroit 62 77 .446 28 Joe Depastino 371,575 Stats Boxscores
2009 Detroit 81 59 .579 13 Joe Depastino 356,642 Stats Boxscores
2008 Detroit 72 65 .526 6 Joe Depastino 367,532 Stats Boxscores
2007 Detroit 83 57 .593 - Tom Brookens 377,412 Stats Boxscores
2006 Detroit 89 48 .650 - Matt Walbeck 356,155 Stats Boxscores
2005 Detroit 73 67 .521 11 Matt Walbeck 370,153 Stats Boxscores
2004 Detroit 69 70 .496 14 Matt Walbeck 390,033 Stats Boxscores
2003 Detroit 67 73 .479 13.5 Phil Regan 361,545 Stats
2002 Detroit 83 57 .593 3 Phil Regan 400,166 Stats
2001 Detroit 65 72 .464 22.5 Brent Gates 422,892 Stats
2000 Detroit 88 52 .629 - Bruce Fields 436,751 Stats
1999 Detroit 68 72 .486 11.5 Bruce Fields 462,515 Stats
1998 Detroit 83 57 .593 - Bruce Fields 500,083 Stats
1997 Detroit 92 39 .702 - Bruce Fields 536,029 Stats
1996 Oakland 77 61 .558 3 Mike Quade 547,401 Stats
1995 Oakland 67 69 .493 19.5 Jim Colborn 307,989 Stats
1994 Oakland 74 65 .532 15 Jim Colborn 475,212 Stats

Coaching Staff
Year Manager Pitching Coach Hitting Coach
1994 Jim Colborn Gil Patterson
1995 Jim Colborn Bert Bradley Rich Juday
1996 Mike Quade Bert Bradley Gil Lopez
1997 Bruce Fields Steve McCatty Skeeter Barnes
1998 Bruce Fields Steve McCatty Skeeter Barnes
1999 Bruce Fields Joe Boever Gary Green
2000 Bruce Fields Joe Georger Brian Saltzgaber
2001 Brent Gates Joe Georger Brian Saltzgaber
2002 Phil Regan A.J. Sager Tim Hyers
2003 Phil Regan A.J. Sager Barbaro Garbey
2004 Matt Walbeck A.J. Sager Tony Jaramillo
2005 Matt Walbeck A.J. Sager Tony Jaramillo
2006 Matt Walbeck A.J. Sager Tony Jaramillo Tom Brookens
2007 Tom Brookens Ray Burris Benny Distenfano
2008 Joe Depastino Mark Johnson Benny Distenfano
2009 Joe Depastino Mark Johnson Benny Distenfano
2010 Joe Depastino Mark Johnson Luis Quinonez
2011 Ernie Young Mark Johnson Ben Oglivie
2012 Ernie Young Mark Johnson Scott Dwyer
2013 Larry Parrish Mike Henneman Scott Dwyer
2014 Andrew Graham Mike Henneman Nelson Santovenia
2015 Andrew Graham Mark Johnson Phil Clark
2016 Andrew Graham Mark Johnson Edgar Alfonzo
2017 Mike Rabelo Jorge Cordova Mike Hessman

Playoff History
Year Round Result
1994 1 Rockford d West Michigan, 2-0
1995 1 West Michigan d Kane County, 2-1
2 Michigan d West Michigan, 2-1
1996 1 West Michigan d Lansing, 2-1
2 West Michigan d Rockford, 2-0
C West Michigan d Wisconsin, 3-1
1997 1 Fort Wayne d West Michigan, 2-0
1998 1 West Michigan d Michigan, 2-1
2 West Michigan d Clinton, 2-0
C West Michigan d Rockford, 3-1
2000 1 Dayton d West Michigan, 2-1
2002 1 West Michigan d Dayton, 2-0
2 Lansing d West Michigan, 2-1
2004 1 West Michigan d Lansing, 2-1
2 West Michigan d South Bend, 2-0
C West Michigan d Kane County, 3-2
2005 1 West Michigan d Fort Wayne, 2-0
2 South Bend d West Michigan, 2-0
2006 1 West Michigan d Fort Wayne, 2-1
2 West Michigan d Lansing, 2-0
C West Michigan d Kane County, 3-1
2007 1 West Michigan d Lansing, 2-0
2 West Michigan d South Bend, 2-0
C West Michigan d Beloit, 3-2
2008 1 South Bend d West Michigan, 2-1
2009 1 Great Lakes d West Michigan, 2-1
2010 1 Lake County d West Michigan, 2-1
2014 1 Fort Wayne d West Michigan, 2-1
2015 1 West Michigan d Fort Wayne, 2-0
2 West Michigan d Lansing, 2-1
C West Michigan d Cedar Rapids, 3-2
2016 1 West Michigan d, South Bend, 2-1
2 Great Lakes d, West Michigan, 2-1
2017 1 Dayton d, West Michigan, 2-1

Radio Announcers
2015-2017 Dan Hasty
2010-2014 Ben Chiswick
2005-2008 Dave Skoczen
1997-2004 Rick Beerkey