Phils announce '16 player development staff
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies announced their player development staff for 2016 on Tuesday.
There are no significant changes, with every manager returning. That includes Dave Brundage (Triple-A Lehigh Valley), Dusty Wathan (Double-A Reading), Greg Legg (Class A Advanced Clearwater), Shawn Williams (Class A Lakewood), Pat Borders (Class A Short-Season Williamsport) and Roly deArmas (Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Phillies).
The coordinator staff also remains intact: Doug Mansolino (field), Andy Tracy (hitting/assistant field), Rafael Chaves (pitching), Chris Truby (infield), Andy Abad (outfield/baserunning), Ernie Whitt (catching), Joe Rauch (athletic training/rehab) and Jason Meredith (strength & conditioning). Ray Burris will be the rehab pitching coach, and Carlos Arroyo remains the roving pitching coach.
Here is a look at the rest of the staff:
Lehigh Valley: Sal Rende returns as a coach. David Lundquist is the new pitching coach.
Reading: Frank Cacciatore will be Wathan's coach, while Steve Schrenk joins the staff as pitching coach.
Clearwater: Rob Ducey will be a coach. Aaron Fultz is the pitching coach.
Lakewood: Nelson Prada will be the coach, and Brian Sweeney will be the pitching coach.
Williamsport: Hector Berrios will be the pitching coach. Former Phillies assistant hitting coach John Mizerock will be a new coach for Williamsport. Mizerock will coach at Lehigh Valley until Williamsport's season begins in June.
GCL Phillies: Rafael DeLima and Eddie Dennis will coach. Hector Mercado rejoined the organization as the pitching coach. Mercado, a left-hander, pitched parts of the 2002 and '03 seasons for the Phillies.