Brewers Announce 2019 Affiliate Coaching Staffs

OFFICIAL RELEASE

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the coaching staffs of their minor-league affiliates for the 2019 season.
 
Rick Sweet will manage the organization’s new Triple-A affiliate, the San Antonio Missions, marking his sixth straight season as manager at the Triple-A level. Returning alongside Sweet are pitching coach Fred Dabney, coach Ned Yost IV, athletic trainer Aaron Hoback and strength and conditioning specialist Andrew Emmick. Hitting coach Al LeBoeuf rejoins the team after spending last season in the same position with Double-A Biloxi.
 
The Biloxi Shuckers will be led by manager Mike Guerrero for a third season. Chuckie Caufield returns as a coach and Nate Dine as the team’s strength and conditioning specialist, but the rest of Guerrero’s staff is new for the 2019 season. Bob Milacki and Jeff Bodenhamer join the Shuckers as pitching coach and athletic trainer, respectively, after spending last year in the same roles with Class-A Carolina, while Danny Santin joins the organization as Biloxi’s hitting coach. Santin spent the previous five seasons coaching in the Miami Marlins system.
 
In Carolina, Joe Ayrault returns for his eighth season as manager of the team’s Class-A affiliate. Bobby Bell will remain the team’s hitting coach and Jonah Mergen the strength and conditioning specialist, but the rest of the staff will feature new faces. Cam Castro joins the organization as the Mudcats’ pitching coach after spending last year as the head coach at Lake Erie College, Fidel Peña will be a coach after serving the same role with Class-A Wisconsin last season, and Matt Deal will be the team’s athletic trainer.
 
The Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will once again have Matt Erickson at the helm, marking his ninth consecutive season as the team’s manager. Jeff Paxson will return as athletic trainer and Connor McCarthy as strength and conditioning specialist. Jim Henderson joins the staff as pitching coach after coaching with the Helena Brewers in 2018, while Dave Joppie will serve as hitting coach after spending last year in the same role with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
 
The Brewers’ top Rookie level team will be managed by Néstor Corredor for a fourth year. The Rocky Mountain Vibes will also have Nick Stanley as hitting coach after he served the same role with the DSL Indians/Brewers in 2018, Josie Harding as athletic trainer and Lucas Weitzel as strength and conditioning specialist.
 
For the third summer in a row, Rafael Neda will manage in the Arizona League. He will lead the Arizona Brewers Blue alongside hitting coach Brenton Del Chiaro and new pitching coach Hiram Burgos. Yusnier Borrego will serve as athletic trainer and Hector Sánchez as strength and conditioning specialist.
 
A new team for 2019, the Arizona Brewers Gold will be managed by Liu Rodríguez, who spent last season as the hitting coach for the Helena Brewers. Steve Cline will be the team’s pitching coach after spending the previous two seasons in the same role with the Timber Rattlers, while Bobby Spain joins the organization as the team’s hitting coach after serving the same role for the independent Gary SouthShore Railcats from 2016–18. Tony Diggs will serve as a special instructor for both Arizona League squads.
 
At the Dominican Republic Academy, Victor Estevez enters his sixth season with the Dominican Summer League Brewers and his fourth as manager. Pitching coach Victor Moreno and hitting coach Luis De Los Santos return to the team. Natanael Mejia joins the team as a coach, Jay Williams as athletic trainer and Luis Rios as strength and conditioning specialist.
 
The Brewers and Cleveland Indians will pair up for a third year in a row to create a joint Dominican Summer League team. Manager Alcides Melendez, pitching coach Jesús Hernández and hitting coach José Peña will help with the joint squad. Jennefer Torres will be the team’s athletic trainer and Tyron Carrasquillo the strength and conditioning specialist.
 
The complete minor-league coaching staffs are listed below (new staff members/assignments are in bold):

MILWAUKEE-BASED STAFF

Farm Director - Tom Flanagan
Senior Manager, Baseball Administration - Mark Mueller

ROVING STAFF

Field Coordinator & Catching Instructor - Charlie Greene
Pitching Coordinator - Mark Dewey
Pitching Coordinator - Jake McKinley
Hitting Coordinator - Kenny Graham
Infield Coordinator - Bob Miscik
Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator - Quintin Berry

PHOENIX-BASED STAFF

Assistant Farm Director - Eduardo Brizuela
Athletic Training Coordinator - Frank Neville
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator - Ben Mendelson
Rehabilitation Coordinator - Blair Bundy
Rehabilitation Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Tim Gifford
Rehab Coach - Scott Schneider
Education Coordinator - Adela Marquez
EAP Provider/Sport Psychologist - Blake Pindyck
Coordinator, Video Operations - Zack Sorensen
Phoenix Clubhouse Manager - Travis Voss
Assistant Phoenix Clubhouse Manager - Abe Castaneda

SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS (AAA)

Manager - Rick Sweet
Pitching Coach - Fred Dabney
Hitting Coach - Al LeBoeuf
Coach - Ned Yost IV
Athletic Trainer - Aaron Hoback
Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Andrew Emmick

BILOXI SHUCKERS (AA)

Manager - Mike Guerrero
Pitching Coach - Bob Milacki
Hitting Coach - Danny Santin
Coach - Chuckie Caufield
Athletic Trainer - Jeff Bodenhamer
Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Nate Dine

CAROLINA MUDCATS (A-Adv)

Manager - Joe Ayrault
Pitching Coach - Cam Castro
Hitting Coach - Bobby Bell
Coach - Fidel Peña
Athletic Trainer - Matt Deal
Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Jonah Mergen

WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS (A)

Manager - Matt Erickson
Pitching Coach - Jim Henderson
Hitting Coach - Dave Joppie
Athletic Trainer - Jeff Paxson

Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Connor McCarthy

ROCKY MOUNTAIN VIBES (R)

Manager - Néstor Corredor
Pitching Coach - TBA
Hitting Coach - Nick Stanley
Athletic Trainer - Josie Harding
Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Lucas Weitzel

ARIZONA BREWERS BLUE (R)

Manager - Rafael Neda
Pitching Coach - Hiram Burgos
Hitting Coach - Brenton Del Chiaro
Athletic Trainer - Yusnier Borrego
Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Hector Sánchez

ARIZONA BREWERS GOLD (R)

Manager - Liu Rodríguez
Pitching Coach - Steve Cline
Hitting Coach - Bobby Spain
Athletic Trainer - Benny Arroyo
Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Richie Flores

Special Assistant (both Arizona teams) - Tony Diggs

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — BASED STAFF

Coordinator, Latin America Operations - Manuel Vargas
Assistant Coordinator, Administration/Video - Juan De Leon
DSL Operations Manager - José Felix
Equipment Manager/Assistant Coach - Joan Abreu

DSL BREWERS (R)

Manager - Victor Estevez
Pitching Coach - Victor Moreno
Hitting Coach - Luis De Los Santos
Coach - Natanael Mejia
Athletic Trainer - Jay Williams
Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Luis Rios

DSL INDIANS/BREWERS (R)

Manager - Alcides Melendez
Pitching Coach - Jesús Hernández
Hitting Coach - José Peña
Athletic Trainer - Jennefer Torres
Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Tyron Carrasquillo