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    Dodgers announce 2018 Minor League coaching staffs | by Rowan Kavner | Dodger Insider

    The Dodgers announced the coaching staff of their minor league affiliates for the 2018 season on Monday.

    Managers for the Dodgers’ top three affiliates remain intact, while new captains are in place for single-a great lakes, rookie-advanced ogden, and rookie-level azl.

    Reading: 2018 minor league coaching staff

    john shoemaker will manage the great lakes loons after spending 2017 with the azl dodgers, jeremy rodriguez will become captain of the ogden raptors after spending last season with the great lakes, and mark kertenian will become the manager of the azl dodgers after leading the raptors last year to their first pioneer league championship.

    keyter collado and austin chubb will return as the managers of the dodgers’ dominican summer league teams.

    Here is the 2018 coaching staff for the Dodgers minor league affiliates:

    triple-a oklahoma city

    role/season with dodger organization (as coach)

    manager: bill haselman ……………………..fifth

    pitching coach — bill simas …………………..8th

    hitting coach: adam melhuse……………… 1st

    coach — luis matos ……………………………4th

    haselman, 51, will return for his third season as manager of triple-a oklahoma city and for his fifth season with the dodger organization.

    bill simas will join the okc dodgers staff as pitching coach after serving last season in the same position with double-a tulsa, while coach luis matos enters his third season with oklahoma city .

    adam melhuse will round out the staff when he joins the club as the new hitting coach. Melhuse spent the last two seasons as manager of the Los Angeles Angels’ single-A Burlington Bees (2016-17). Before joining the Los Angeles organization in 2016, he was with the Chicago Cubs as an advanced scout. The Santa Clara, Calif., native and former UCLA Bruin played eight seasons in the major leagues (2000-08) with the Dodgers, Rockies, Track and Rangers, appearing in 311 games and batting .234 with 24 home runs and 98 RBIs. .

    double-to tulsa

    manager — scott hennessey……………………. 2nd

    pitching coach — dave borkowski ………….. 1st

    hitting coach: terrmel sledge…………….. 3rd

    coach — leo garcia ………………………….. tenth

    hennessey, 47, begins his first full season with the drillers after inheriting the manager’s job on July 24, 2017. after taking over a .500 team, he led the drillers to a record 32-18 and led the club to the Texas League Championship Series last year. Prior to being named captain, Hennessey had been an amateur scout with the Dodger organization since 2007.

    hitting coach terrmel sledge will return for his third season with the drillers, while coach leo garcia enters his fourth year with tulsa.

    dave borkowski will join double-a tulsa as pitching coach, after holding the same position with double-a houston corpus christi for the past two seasons. The former major leaguer had spent the past eight years as pitching coach in the Astros system (2010-17) and was also pitching coach for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League in 2013. Borkowski appeared in 181 games in major leagues (21 starts) in seven seasons, going 13-20 with a 5.87 era with the Tigers (1999-2001), Orioles (2004), and Astros (2006-08).

    just-a rancho cucamonga

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    manager — drew saylor ……………………… 3rd

    pitching coach: connor mcguinness ……… 2nd

    hitting coach: justin viele …………………. 2nd

    coach — petie montero ………………………. 2nd

    saylor, 33, enters his third season as coach of the quakes after leading the club to its third consecutive postseason last year. Pitching coach Connor McGuinness (28), hitting coach Justin Viele (27) and fourth coach Petie Montero (32) enter their second season with the Dodger organization and their first year with Rancho Cucamonga.

    mcguinness served as pitching coach at single-a great lakes last season. Viele was the hitting coach for the Ogden Rookie Advanced in 2017. Montero served as the coach for the Rookie AZL Dodgers and DSL Dodgers 1 last year.

    great lakes single-a

    manager — john shoemaker …………………. 42º

    pitching coach — bobby cuellar ……………… 4th

    hitting coach — jair fernandez ……………… 3rd

    coach — seth conner …………………………. 1st

    shoemaker, 61, will embark on his 42nd season in the Angels organization and his 25th season as minor league manager as he becomes captain of the Great Lakes after spending the last season with the azl rookie level dodgers.

    Drafted by the Dodgers in the 35th round in 1977, Shoemaker has been with the club ever since, as a player, coach, manager and coordinator. In 2015, he was named “Captain” of player development for the Dodgers.

    cuellar enters his fourth season with the dodgers organization and returns for his second stint with great lakes as pitching coach (2016) after spending last season with ogden. Fernandez is entering his third season with the Dodgers organization and second with Single-A Great Lakes as hitting coach.

    conner begins his first year as coach with the dodgers this season. The 25-year-old Missouri native played five minor league seasons in the Blue Jays organization (2011-14, 16) and posted a .244 batting average with six home runs and 76 RBIs in 187 career games. /p>

    ogden novice-advanced

    manager — jeremy rodriguez …………………. 2nd

    pitching coach — dean stiles ………………….. 1st

    hitting coach: dustin kelly ………………….. 1st

    coach — fumimasa ishibashi ………………….. 8th

    Jeremy Rodriguez, 28, will become skipper of the Ogden Raptors after spending last season with Great Lakes.

    The Southern California native played in parts of five minor league seasons (2011-15) in the San Diego organization after being selected by the Padres in the 16th round of the 2011 draft out of California State University , bakersfield.

    Newcomers Stiles and Kelly will become the Raptors’ pitching and hitting coaches, respectively, as both enter their first years with the Dodgers. Stiles joins the club after spending time at San Jose State as an assistant coach, Florida International University as a pitching coach, and three stints as a University of Oregon volunteer assistant coach in charge of pitching. After the 2015 season, Stiles served as the bullpen coach for the Eugene Emeralds, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

    Kelly spent three years as an assistant coach at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She played three seasons in the minor leagues as a second and third baseman and shortstop for the Boston Red Sox. Ishibashi returns to Ogden for her second stint with the Raptors after being with Great Lakes for two seasons as fourth coach and his eighth season overall with the Dodgers organization as coach.

    rookie level azl dodgers

    manager — mark kertenian …………………….. 2nd

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    pitching coach — luis meza ……………………. 3rd

    hitting coach: jarek cunningham …………… 2nd

    coach- tony cappuccilli ………………………… 2nd

    coach- jairo pacheco ……………………………. 1st

    coach- chris gutierrez ………………………….. 1st

    mark kertenian, 37, will manage the azl dodgers after managing the ogden raptors last year to their first pioneer league championship.

    meza enters his third season with the dodger organization as pitching coach and his first year with the azl dodgers after spending 2017 with the dsl dodgers in the same position.

    cunningham will enter his second season as hitting coach for the azl dodgers. Cappuccilli also returns to the Dodgers for his second season with the Azl Dodgers after joining the organization mid-season last year.

    The club also welcomes two new coaches to the organization who will assist rookie-level azl dodgers in multiple areas. Pacheco, 21, is making his coaching debut after finishing the 2017 season with the Ogden Raptors, where he pitched in seven games and finished with a 4.63 era. he spent five seasons in the minor leagues and was awarded a pioneer league postseason star in 2015. gutiérrez joins the dodgers organization after serving as an assistant hitting coach in the chicago cubs organization from 2014 to 2016. Gutiérrez played in 872 career minor league games and batted .252 with 16 home runs and 289 RBIs over nine seasons with the organizations of the Blue Jays (2005-09), Angels (2009), Dodgers (2010) and Marlins (2011-13).

    dodgers of the dominican summer league

    managers — keyter collado and austin chubb …………… 7th/3rd

    pitching coaches — roberto giron and ramon trunkoso … 5th/1st

    hitting coach — sergio mendez …………………………….. 3rd

    clp defensive coordinator — pedro mega …………………. 18

    coach- antonio bautista …………………………………….. 12th

    clp coach — dunior zerpa ………………………………….. 1st

    clp coach — eduardo footwear ……………………………… 1st

    keyter collado and austin chubb will return as the managers of the dodgers’ dominican summer league teams.

    chubb, 28, enters his third season with the dodger organization and his second year at the helm of the dsl dodgers 2 after winning the dominican summer league title in his first season as manager of the dsl dodgers club 1.

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    Collado, 31, enters his seventh season in the Dodger organization and third as manager of the DSL Dodgers 1 after leading the club to a 47-24 record in the DSL Northwest Division.

    giron enters his fifth season as pitching coach for the dsl dodgers, while former major leaguer ramon trunkso joins the organization for his first stint as the other pitching coach. Trunkoso spent five years in the majors (2008-11, 2013), including four seasons with the Dodgers (2008-11), going 8-8 with six saves and a 3.92 era in 175 relief appearances.

    méndez will return for his third season as hitting coach, while mega (defensive coordinator) and bautista (coach) will also return to the field coaching staff at las palmas in 2018. newcomers zerpa and Calzado will complete the field coaching staff las palmas next season and will help dsl clubs in multiple areas.

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