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Rockies announce 2018 Minor League staff

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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.

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

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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