Part III: #Nats publish full rosters of all Minor League coaches

Minor Leagues

As we promised, we would have a Part III of our series about the final changes in the Nationals’ Minor League system. As we discussed previously, there were pitching coach changes at every level while the Nats parted ways with both Chris Michalak and Bob Milacki and brought in two new pitching coaches into the system with Brad Holman at Triple-A Syracuse and Larry Pardo at the Rookie-Level GCL Nationals. All the other Minor League pitching coaches were assigned from other levels within the organization.

As we reported previously, Randy Knorr will move from the front office back to manage Triple-A Syracuse and the former manager, Billy Gardner Jr.,  will transition to a new role as a Minor League Roving Coordinator.

Brad Holman joins the Syracuse’s pitching coach after spending the previous two seasons (2016–17) as the bullpen coach of the Texas Rangers. He was promoted to that role after spending seven seasons (2009–15) as a pitching coach through various levels of Texas’ Minor League system.

The Gulf Coast League Nationals will be led by a new manager and that will be Nationals retiring minor leaguer Mario Lisson. Pardo will join Lisson as his pitching coach returning to that role after spending the previous two seasons with the Atlanta Braves as their Director of International Player Development.

Former Major Leaguer Freddy Guzman has been tabbed as the new hitting coach of the Dominican Summer League Nationals. Guzman joins the coaching ranks after a 16-year professional career that included parts of five Major League seasons. He made his MLB debut with San Diego in 2004 and would go on to appear in big league games with Texas in 2006 and 2007, New York in 2009 and Tampa Bay in 2013.

Here was Part II and Part I of the series.

Minor Leagues

Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs

[International League]

Manager — Randy Knorr

Pitching — Brad Holman

Hitting — Brian Daubach

Athletic Trainer — Eric Montague

Strength & Conditioning Coach — Mike Warren

Double-A Harrisburg Senators

[Eastern League]

Manager — Matthew LeCroy

Pitching — Michael Tejera

Hitting — Brian Rupp

Athletic Trainer — TD Swinford

Strength & Conditioning Coach — RJ Guyer

Single-A Potomac Nationals

[Carolina League]

Manager — Tripp Keister

Pitching — Sam Narron

Hitting — Luis Ordaz

Athletic Trainer — Don Neidig

Strength & Conditioning Coach — Gabe Torres

Single-A Hagerstown Suns

[South Atlantic League]

Manager — Patrick Anderson

Pitching — Tim Redding

Hitting — Amaury Garcia

Athletic Trainer — Darren Yoos

Strength & Conditioning Coach — Shane Hill

Short-Season Single-A Auburn Doubledays

[New York-Penn League]

Manager — Jerad Head

Pitching — Franklin Bravo

Hitting — Mark Harris

Athletic Trainer — Kirby Craft

Strength & Conditioning Coach — Will Lindholm

Rookie-Level GCL Nationals

[Gulf Coast League]

Manager — Mario Lisson

Pitching — Larry Pardo

Hitting — Jorge Mejia

Athletic Trainer — TBD

Strength & Conditioning Coach — Luis Jeronimo

Rookie-Level DSL Nationals

[Dominican Summer League]

Field Coordinator / Manager — Sandy Martinez

Pitching — Pablo Frias

Hitting — Freddy Guzman

Coach — Javier Guzman

Coach — Emiliano Alcantara

Athletic Trainer — Manny Moore

Strength & Conditioning Coach — Santo Del Rosario

Assistant Pitching Coach — Michael Moscat

Tryout Assistant — Anthony Rosario

Athletic Trainer — Miguel Cabrera


Senior Advisor, Player Development — Spin Williams

Co-Field Coordinator — Tommy Shields

Co-Field Coordinator — Jeff Garber

Hitting Coordinator — Troy Gingrich

Pitching Coordinator — Paul Menhart

Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator — Gary Thurman

Catching Coordinator — Michael Barrett

Roving Coordinator — Billy Gardner Jr.

Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator — Mark Grater

Medical Rehab Coordinator — Jon Kotredes

Assistant Medical Coordinator — Jeff Allred

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator — Tony Rogowski

Minor League Clubhouse and Equipment Coordinator — Calvin Minasian

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