Brewers announce 2018 Minor League staffs

Joppie promoted to Triple-A as new hitting coach under Sweet

January 31st, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers' Triple-A team will have a new hitting coach in 2018, but most of the organization's Minor League instructors are returning for the coming season, according to a staff directory released Wednesday.

Dave Joppie will be the hitting coach at Triple-A Colorado Springs after spending last year in the same role at Class A Advanced Carolina. He'll work under manager Rick Sweet, who is back for a fourth season at the helm of Milwaukee's top Minor League club.

Double-A Biloxi manager Mike Guerrero, Carolina's Joe Ayrault, Class A Wisconsin's Matt Erickson and Rookie-level Helena's Nestor Corredor are also returning to their managerial posts, as are Short Season managers Rafael Neda (Arizona League) and Victor Estevez (Dominican Summer League). The Brewers and Cleveland Indians are teaming up to field an additional team in the Dominican Republic, to be managed by Alcides Melendez.

The most notable newcomer to the Brewers' Minor League coaching ranks is former Orioles pitcher Bob Milacki, who will be the pitching coach at Carolina after spending the last three years as a coach in the Washington Nationals' organization.

Here is the full Minor League staff list, with new assignments 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 -- Chris Hook


Hitting Coordinator -- Kenny Graham

Roving Infield Coordinator -- Bob Miscik

Asst. to Director, Player Development/Roving Outfield Coordinator -- Tony Diggs

MARYVALE-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

Maryvale Clubhouse Manager -- Travis Voss

COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX (AAA)

Manager -- Rick Sweet

Pitching Coach -- Fred Dabney

Hitting Coach -- Dave Joppie

Coach -- Ned Yost IV

Athletic Trainer -- Aaron Hoback

Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Andrew Emmick

BILOXI SHUCKERS (AA)

Manager -- Mike Guerrero

Pitching Coach -- Dave Chavarria

Hitting Coach -- Al LeBoeuf


Coach -- Chuckie Caufield

Athletic Trainer -- Kevan Creighton

Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Nate Dine

CAROLINA MUDCATS (A)

Manager -- Joe Ayrault

Pitching Coach -- Bob Milacki

Hitting Coach -- Sandy Guerrero


Coach -- Edwin Maysonet

Athletic Trainer -- Jeff Bodenhamer

Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Jonah Mergen

WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS (A)

Manager -- Matt Erickson

Pitching Coach -- Steve Cline

Hitting Coach -- Hainley Statia

Athletic Trainer -- Jeff Paxson

Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Connor McCarthy

HELENA BREWERS (R)

Manager -- Nestor Corredor

Pitching Coach -- Rolando Valles

Hitting Coach -- Liu Rodriguez

Athletic Trainer Matt Deal Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Lucas Weitzel

ARIZONA BREWERS (R)

Manager -- Rafael Neda

Pitching Coach -- TBA

Hitting Coach -- Brenton Del Chiaro

Coach -- Tony Diggs

Athletic Trainer -- Josie Harding

Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Juan Rodriguez

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE BREWERS (R)

Manager -- Victor Estevez

Pitching Coach -- Victor Moreno

Hitting Coach -- Luis De Los Santos

Coach -- Jose Peña

Athletic Trainer -- Benny Arroyo

Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Hector Sanchez

Coordinator, Administration -- Manuel Vargas

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE INDIANS/BREWERS (R)

Manager -- Alcides Melendez

Pitching Coach -- Jesus Hernandez

Hitting Coach -- Nick Stanley

Athletic Trainer -- Mathew Collazo

Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Luis Rios

Assistant Coordinator, Administration -- Juan De Leon