Rockies announce 2018 Minor League staff

January 10th, 2018

The Rockies on Tuesday announced their Minor League staff for the 2018 season, including the staff for a second Dominican Summer League team. Notable changes include Darin Everson assuming the role of Minor League hitting and bunting coordinator and Anthony Sanders taking over as outfield and baserunning coordinator.

Everson previously served as the hitting coach for Triple-A Albuquerque last season and as manager of Double-A Hartford from 2015-16. This is his sixth year within the organization.

Sanders was promoted from supervisor of Class A Advanced development (2016-17). He's in his 11th season with the Rockies and he previously served as the manager of the Rookie-level Grand Junction team (2013-15).

Glenallen Hill returns as Triple-A Albuquerque's skipper for a sixth season. Colorado's Double-A affiliate, the Hartford Yard Goats, have an entirely new coaching staff with Warren Schaeffer taking over as manager after spending the last three seasons at the helm of Class A Asheville. Fred Ocasio is back for a fourth season managing Class A Advanced Lancaster, while Robinson Cancel enters his first season as Asheville's manager.

The complete 2018 Minor League staff is included below:

Organizational staff

Director, pitching operations: Mark Wiley

Pitching coordinator: Doug Linton

Pitching coordinator: Darryl Scott

Catching coordinator: Mark Strittmatter

Hitting and bunting coordinator: Darin Everson (Triple-A Albuquerque hitting coach, 2017)

Outfield and baserunning coordinator: Anthony Sanders (Class A Advanced supervisor of development)

Rehab coordinator: Scott Murayama

Assistant rehab coordinator: Andy Stover

Physical performance coordinator: Trevor Swartz

Mental skills coordinator: Doug Chadwick

Assistant mental skills coordinator: TBD

Minor League video coordinator: Jeff Nelson

Supervisor, cultural development: Josh Rosenthal

Coordinator, cultural development: Angel Amparo

Latin America field coordinator: Edison Lora

Equipment manager: Ricky Dominguez

Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes staff

Manager: Glenallen Hill

Pitching coach: Brandon Emanuel (High-A Lancaster pitching coach)

Hitting coach: Tim Doherty (Double-A Hartford hitting coach)

Trainer: Heath Townsend

Physical performance coach: Marcus Lefton

Double-A Hartford Yard Goats staff

Manager: Warren Schaeffer (Low-A Asheville manager)

Pitching coach: Mark Brewer (Triple-A Albuquerque pitching coach)

Hitting coach: Lee Stevens (Rookie-level Grand Junction hitting coach)

Trainer: Hoshito Mizutani (Dominican Summer League trainer)

Class A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks staff

Supervisor, Class A Advanced development: Frank Gonzales (Rookie-level Grand Junction manager)

Manager: Fred Ocasio

Pitching coach: Dave Burba (Double-A pitching coach)

Hitting coach: TBD

Trainer: Josh Guterman

Low-A Asheville Tourists staff

Supervisor, Low-A development: Marv Foley

Manager: Robinson Cancel (Short-Season Boise coach)

Pitching coach: Ryan Kibler

Hitting coach: Norberto "Paco" Martin

Trainer: TBD

Short-season Boise staff

Supervisor, Short-Season development: John Pierson

Manager: Scott Little

Pitching coach: Bob Apodaca

Coach: Cesar Galvez

Trainer: Mickey Clarizio

Rookie-level Grand Junction staff

Supervisor, Rookie-level development: Andy Gonzalez

Manager: TBD

Pitching coach: Doug Jones

Hitting coach: Jake Opitz (Double-A Hartford coach)

Trainer: John Duff

Physical performance coach: Phil Bailey

DSL Rockies staff - 1

Manager: Mauricio Gonzalez

Pitching coach: Eugenio Jose

Hitting coach: Florentino Nunez

Trainer: Frank Ovalles

Physical performance coach: Max Torres

DSL Rockies staff - 2

Manager: Julio Campos

Pitching coach: TBD

Hitting coach: Michael Ramirez