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Astros name Minor League coaches

2014 MINOR LEAGUE STAFF

COORDINATORS, ROVERS & MEDICAL STAFF

Field Coordinator                                 Paul Runge

Pitching Coordinator                           Dyar Miller

Hitting Coordinator                              Jeff Albert

Roving Pitching Instructor                  Doug White

Special Asst., Player Development   Dan Radison

Infield Instructor                                   Adam Everett

Special Assignment Coach                 Morgan Ensberg

Strength & Conditioning                     Brendan Verner

Medical Coordinator                            Jamey Snodgrass

Rehab Coordinator                              Daniel Roberts

 

TRIPLE A OKLAHOMA CITY

Manager                                                Tony DeFrancesco

Pitching Coach                                     Steve Webber

Hitting Coach                                        Leon Roberts

Catching Coach                                    Jeff Murphy

Athletic Trainer                                     Mike Freer

Strength & Conditioning                     Alex Pounds

 

DOUBLE A CORPUS CHRISTI

Manager                                                Keith Bodie

Pitching Coach                                     Gary Ruby

Hitting Coach                                        Tim Garland

Infield Coach                                        Tom Lawless

Athletic Trainer                                     Bryan Baca

Strength & Conditioning                     Trey Wiedman

 

CLASS A ADVANCED LANCASTER

Manager                                                Rodney Linares

Pitching Coach                                     Don Alexander

Hitting Coach                                        Darryl Robinson

Catching Coach                                    Mark Bailey

Athletic Trainer                                     Grant Hufford

Strength & Conditioning                     Mark Spadavecchia

 

CLASS A QUAD CITIES

Manager                                                Omar Lopez

Pitching Coach                                     Dave Borkowski

Hitting Coach                                        Joel Chimelis

Outfield/Baserunning Coach             Vince Coleman

Athletic Trainer                                     Michael Rendon

Strength & Conditioning                     James McNichol

 

CLASS A SHORT SEASON TRI-CITY

Manager                                                Ed Romero

Pitching Coach                                     Chris Holt

Hitting Coach                                        Russ Steinhorn

Athletic Trainer                                     Corey O’Brien

 

ROOKIE LEVEL GREENEVILLE

Manager                                                Josh Bonifay

Pitching Coach                                     Josh Miller

Hitting Coach                                        Cesar Cedeno

 

ROOKIE GULF COAST LEAGUE

Manager                                                Marty Malloy

Pitching Coach                                     Hector Mercado

Hitting Coach                                        Ramon Vasquez

Coach                                                     Gordy MacKenzie

Athletic Trainer                                     Christian Bermudez

Strength & Conditioning                     Julio Diaz Berrios

 

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE

Manager                                                Johan Maya

Pitching Coach                                     Rick Aponte

Hitting Coach                                        Luis Mateo

Outfield Instructor                               Juan Zapata

Catching Instructor                              Sixto Ortega

Athletic Trainer                                     Ambiorix Reyes

Strength & Conditioning                     Geremias Guzman

Astros swap coaching staffs against Cards

The Astros are swapping their coaching staffs for Friday’s game against the Cardinals, with the Major League coaching staff working a Minor League game on the back fields and the coaching staffs of the Double-A Corpus Christi, Class A Lexington and Class A Quad Cities working the Major League game against St. Louis. The Triple-A staff has been in Major League camp for most of the spring.

The idea came from manager Bo Porter, who plans to manage the Major League game against the Cardinals while bench coach Eduardo Perez, first base coach Dave Clark, third base coach Dave Trembley, hitting coach John Mallee, pitching coach Doug Brocail and bullpen coach Dennis Martinez work on the Minor League side.

“One of the biggest things in your organization is your ability to properly evaluate your own players,” Porter said. “We see this as an opportunity to allow our Minor League staff that was not in big league camp, it gives them an opportunity to come over and throw batting practice to Major League hitters, coach a Major League game, see our players, see other team’s players. When they’re now charged with doing reports, they have a recent comparable. They can say, ‘This is what a Major League third baseman looks like; this is what a Major League center fielder looks like; this is what a Major League starting pitcher looks like, this is what a Major League catcher looks like.'”

“Now, when they start to evaluate our players, they can probably write a better report or evaluate better because they’ve been able to witness it. They play games the same time we play games and they never get to witness it for their own two eyes. It was something that I talked to Eduardo and [general manager] Jeff [Luhnow] and the rest of the staff and [director of player development] Quinton McCracken and [field director] Paul Runge about, and I ran it by all of them and there were like, ‘No, it sounds like a great idea.’ I felt it was something that needed to happen at some point this spring and it made the most sense to do it today.”

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