Dodgers finalize 2021 Minors coaching staff

February 8th, 2021

After the 2020 Minor League season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dodgers are ready to resume play at every level in 2021, announcing their Minor League coaching staff for the upcoming season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Manager: Travis Barbary
Hitting Coach: Manny Burriss
Pitching Coach: Jamey Wright
Bench Coach: Bill Haselman
Bullpen Coach: Justin De Fratus
Athletic Trainer: Shawn McDermott
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Chelsea Willette
Performance Coach: Jeff Taylor
Video Associate: Maxwell Glasser

Barbary enters his 27th season in the Dodgers organization as a player, staff member or coach. In his first season as head coach of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Barbary went 62-77 but had eight players make their Major League debuts. The club also set a single-season record with 203 homers. Last season, Barbary was part of the coaching staff at the alternate training site, which was held at the University of Southern California.

The big addition to the Triple-A staff is Jamey Wright, who will now serve as the team’s pitching coach. Wright, 46, had a 19-year Major League career, including two seasons with Los Angeles. Wright joined the Dodgers organization last year as a special assistant in player development. This will be Wright’s first assignment as a pitching coach.

Double-A Tulsa

Manager: Scott Hennessey
Hitting Coach: Brett Pill
Pitching Coach: Dave Borkowski
Bench Coach: Chris Gutierrez
Athletic Trainer: Yuya Mukaihara
Performance Coach: Noah Huff
Video Associate: Danny-David Linahan

Hennessey returns for his fourth season as the Drillers’ manager. He has led the team to a spot in the Texas League Championship Series in each of his first three seasons at the helm. He is 179-139 since taking over midway through the 2017 season.

Pitching coach Dave Borkowski also returns for his third season with Tulsa. In his first two seasons in that role for the Drillers, Borkowski has worked with Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May, Caleb Ferguson, Dennis Santana and others.

Class A Advanced Great Lakes

Manager: Austin Chubb
Hitting Coach: David Popkins
Pitching Coach: Ryan Dennick
Bench Coach: Elian Herrera
Assistant Pitching Coach: Durin O’Linger
Athletic Trainer: Griffin Boyte
Performance Coach: Sam Nickelsen
Video Associate: Wyatt Kleinberg

Chubb, 31, was set to be the manager for Rancho Cucamonga in 2020, but that didn’t happen after the Minor League season was cancelled. Chubb will now handle the manager responsibilities at Great Lakes, the organization’s new Class A Advanced affiliate.

Chubb has been in the Dodgers’ organization since 2016. He led the Rookie-level Ogden squad to a franchise-best 54-22 record in '19. Because of his work that season, Chubb was named Pioneer League Manager of the Year.

Class A Rancho Cucamonga

Manager: John Shoemaker
Hitting Coach: Dylan Nasiatka
Pitching Coach: Stephanos Stroop
Pitching Coach: Ramon Troncoso
Bench Coach: Johan Garcia
Athletic Trainer: Jesse Guffey
Performance Coach: Mike Roman
Video Associate: Dean Kim

Arizona League (AZL)

Manager: Danny Dorn
AZL Field Coordinator/Hitting Coach: Keith Beauregard
Hitting Coach: Jarek Cunningham
Pitching Coach: Bobby Cuellar
Pitching Coach: David Anderson
Bench Coach: Tony Cappuccilli
Bench Coach: Fumi Ishibashi
Defensive Coach: Petie Montero
Athletic Trainer: Ike Kato
Performance Coach: Gage Crosgrove
Performance Coach: Brandon Golden
Video Associate: Ricky Conti

Dominican Summer League (DSL)

Manager: Jair Fernandez
Manager: Cordell Hipolito
Hitting Coach: Sergio Mendez
Hitting Coach: Johermyn Chavez
Hitting Coach: Chase Aldridge
Pitching Coach: Roberto Giron
Pitching Coach: Andres Urbina
Pitching Coach: Hector Rodriguez
Defensive Coordinator: Pedro Mega
Sr. Advisor, CLP: Antonio Bautista
Coach: Leury Bonilla
Coach: Dunior Zerpa
Coach: Raidel Chavon
Athletic Trainer: Akinori Maeda
Performance Coach: Jose Gutierrez
Performance Coach: Rafa Sepulveda
Performance Coach: Fran Batista
Video Associate: Kyle Lussier