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Indians Field Staff

Indians Field Staff

Andy Barkett

Tribe Manager

Andy Barkett

QUICK FACTS ON THE TRIBE MANAGER:

Name: Andy Barkett
Born: 4/17/73
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Resides: Oviedo, FL
College: North Carolina State University
Manager: 9th season
Pirates Organization: 2nd Season

COACHING & MANAGING CAREER:

Barkett is in his first season as manager of the Indians … was named to the position on 12/23/16 … Has posted a record of 531-506 (.512) in eight years as a minor league manager … Began his coaching career in the Atlanta Braves organization in 2006 as the hitting coach with the Gulf Coast League Braves … Managed four years in the Detroit Tigers organization (2007-2010) ... Spent first season as a manager with the Oneonta Tigers and led the club to the postseason ... Served as manager of the Lakeland Flying Tigers from 2008-2010 ... Spent four seasons (2011-2014) as a manager in the Miami Marlins farm system with Double-A Jacksonville ... Led the Suns to an 81-59 record and the Southern League championship in 2014 … Was an assistant hitting coordinator with the Miami Marlins in 2015 and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016.

WINTER LEAGUES:

Was part of championship teams in three different winter leagues; with Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rico in 1998, Aguilas de Cibao in the Dominican Republic in 2000 (Caribbean World Series Champions) and with Tigres de Aragua in Venezuela in 2004.

PLAYING CAREER:

Played 11 seasons professionally with the Texas, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Detroit organizations between 1995 and 2005 ... Spent one month of the 2001 season in the major leagues with the Pirates ... Made big league debut on 5/28/01 vs. Florida and went 2-for-4; doubled off RHP Chuck Smith in first plate appearance ... Had career-high three hits and connected off Minnesota's Joe Mays for first and only major league home run on 6/9/01 at the Metrodome ... Hit .304 (14-for-46) with two doubles, a homer and three RBI in 17 big league games.

BARKETT'S MANAGERIAL RECORD
YEAR CLUB LEAGUE (Class) W L PCT. FINISH POSTSEASON
2007 Oneonta New York-Penn (Short) 44 32 .579 3rd Reached Semi-Final (1-2)
2008 Lakeland Florida State Class A (Advanced) 67 70 .489 7th N/A
2009 Lakeland Florida State Class A (Advanced) 55 75 .423 11th N/A
2010 Lakeland Florida State Class A (Advanced) 71 67 .514 7th N/A
2011 Jacksonville Southern (Double-A) 70 70 .500 5th N/A
2012 Jacksonville Southern (Double-A) 70 70 .500 5th N/A
2013 Jacksonville Southern (Double-A) 73 63 .537 5th N/A
2014 Jacksonville Southern (Double-A) 87 59 .579 2nd Won Southern League Final (3-0)
CAREER TOTALS: 531 506 .512 POSTSEASON RECORD (winning percentage):
4-2 (.667)

Stan Kyles

Tribe Pitching Coach

Stan Kyles

QUICK FACTS ON THE TRIBE PITCHING COACH:

Name: Stan Kyles
Born: 2/26/61
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Resides: Spartanburg, SC
School: Phillips (Ill.) High School
Minor League Instructor: 27th Season
Pirates Organization: 5th Season

COACHING CAREER:

Kyles is in the 27th season of his coaching career and his third stint with the Indians after previously overseeing the pitching staff in 2004 when the Tribe was a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate ... He boasts more than three years of major league coaching experience from his stint as the Brewers' bullpen coach from 2009-12 ... Mentored three Eastern League All-Star selections with Double-A Altoona in 2014 in Ryan Beckman, Kenn Kasparek and Adrian Sampson, and last season mentored International League All-Star Tyler Glasnow.

IN INDIANAPOLIS:

Last season under Kyles, the Tribe was third in the International League with a 3.30 team ERA ... The Indianapolis pitching staff also led the IL in home runs allowed with 79 ... Also helped the Indians rank first in the least amount of hit batters ... Was responsible for grooming a talent-laden young staff that saw all six starting pitchers used in April go on to make their major league debuts and seven total pitchers throughout the year ... Has guided Tribe hurlers to a 3.20 ERA since 2015, the second best mark in the International League in that span ... In 2015 under Kyles, Indianapolis led the IL with a 3.09 team ERA … The mark was the lowest of the Victory Field era and the team's best in the 26 years since the Tribe's 1989 American Association championship club recorded a 2.80 ERA … Helped limit Indians hurlers to a league-best 63 home runs allowed … Also served as Indians' pitching coach in 2004, when staff posted a 4.59 ERA and ranked tied for third in the IL in fewest homers/9.0 innings (0.9) and sixth in strikeouts (974) ... Mentored development of starter Ben Hendrickson that season, who was named the International League Most Valuable Pitcher after going 11-3 with a league-best 2.02 ERA over 125.0 innings.

PRIOR TO INDIANAPOLIS:

Began coaching career in independent leagues in 1991 before working multi-year stints in the Chicago Cubs system (1992-93, 1997-2000) and Colorado Rockies organization (1994-96) ... Joined Milwaukee Brewers system in 2001 and coached across four levels of the organization from 2001-12 ... Milwaukee tenure included minor league stops as pitching coach of Hi-A Desert (2001), Double-A Huntsville (2002-03), Triple-A Indianapolis (2004) and Triple-A Nashville (2005-08), plus a three-plus year stint in the big leagues as the Brewers' bullpen coach from 2009-12 ... Joined the Pirates organization as pitching coach of Double-A Altoona in 2013 ... Guided Curve pitching staff to fifth-best ERA (3.92) of 12-team Eastern League in 2013 and fourth-fewest homers allowed (86) in 2014.

PLAYING CAREER:

Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the fourth round (90th overall) of the 1979 First-Year Player Draft out of Phillips High School in Chicago, Illinois ... Went 52-56 with a 3.86 ERA and 508 strikeouts (120 starts) over his 11-year minor league career ... Pitched in 946.1 innings over 279 minor league games … Played in minor league systems of Cubs (1979-83), Oakland A's (1984-87), Los Angeles Dodgers (1988), San Francisco Giants (1989) and Milwaukee Brewers (1989) ... Established career highs in starts (27), innings pitched (180.1) and complete games (8) in 1983 between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Iowa ... Acquired by the Oakland Athletics with a PTBNL (OF Stan Boderick) from the Cubs in exchange for right-hander Tim Stoddard on 3/26/84 (Stoddard went on to face the "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1979 World Series while with Baltimore) … Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent in Nov. 1987 ... Split final pro campaign between Double-A Shreveport (SFG) and Double-A El Paso (MIL).


Butch Wynegar

Tribe Hitting Coach

Butch Wynegar

QUICK FACTS ON THE TRIBE HITTING COACH:

Name: Butch Wynegar
Born: 3/14/56
Birthplace: York, PA
Resides: Lake Mary, FL
School: Red Lion (PA) High School
Minor League Instructor: 24th season
Pirates Organization: 3rd season

COACHING CAREER:

Wynegar is entering his 24th season of his professional coaching career and third within the Pirates organization ... His career as hitting coach features stints in the Texas (1995-2002), Milwaukee (2003-06) and New York Yankees (2007-14) organizations ... Guided the offense of the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate for eight seasons prior to joining the Indians, helping lead Scranton to five postseason appearances and a Governors' Cup title in 2008.

IN INDIANAPOLIS:

Last season under Wynegar, the Indians recorded league bests in triples (40), walks (476) and stolen bases (110) ... Tribe hitters have led the IL in triples and stolen bases in each of Wynegar's two seasons ... Played a pivotal role in the development of five position players who went to make their MLB debuts in 2016, including Josh Bell and Adam Frazier, who was among the IL's top hitters at the time of his promotion and remained with the Pirates for the majority of the season ... In 2015, the team recorded a league-best 45 triples and 168 stolen bases as Indianapolis advanced to the 2015 Governors' Cup Finals under Wynegar … The team's .260 average last season was its top mark since 2012, coinciding with the third-highest OBP in the IL (.327) … While he never served directly as the Tribe's hitting coach prior to 2015, Wynegar coached the offense of the Indians' parent club in Milwaukee during all four years of Brewers affiliation (2000-04) ... The shared affiliation featured the breakthrough of slugger Corey Hart, who turned in a 2004 campaign of 15 Triple-A homers for the Indians and a Major League debut under Wynegar in Milwaukee.

PRIOR TO INDIANAPOLIS:

Began managerial career in 1994 with Lo-A Albany (63-74 record) ... Coached in Texas Rangers' organization from 1995-2002, including managing Hi-A Port Charlotte from 1995-97 (196-214 record) ... Spent part of 1999 campaign as the Rangers major league bullpen coach ... Continued big league career with Milwaukee from 2003-06, serving as hitting coach under then-Brewers manager and former Indianapolis Indians catcher Ned Yost ... Helped guide back-to-back All-Star appearances of Carlos Lee (2005-06) ... Joined New York Yankees' organization as hitting coach of Triple-A Scranton from 2007-14 ... Led RailRiders to highest home run total (133) in the IL in 2013, as well as third-lowest strikeout total (1,023) ... Oversaw 2014 Scranton offense that led the IL in average (.273) and ranked fifth in both home runs (113) and runs scored (642).

PLAYING CAREER:

Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the second round (38th overall) of the 1974 First-Year Player Draft ... Hit .255 (1102x4330) with 65 home runs and 506 RBI in 1,301 major league games during his 13-year career between Minnesota (1976-82), the New York Yankees (1982-86) and California Angels (1987-88) ... Was named the 1976 Sporting News "AL Rookie of the Year" and became the youngest player to that point to appear in an All-Star Game (20 yrs, 212 days) ... Earned his second and final All-Star selection in 1977 ... Ranked first among American League catchers in runners caught stealing in 1977 (60) and 1979 (64) … Also led AL with his 52.9 caught stealing percentage in 1979 ... Acquired by NYY with RHP Roger Erickson in exchange for LHP Pete Filson, INF Larry Milbourne and RHP John Pacella on 5/12/82 ... While with the Yankees, caught Dave Righetti's no-hitter on 7/4/83 and Phil Niekro's 300th career win on 10/1/85 ... Acquired by California for PTBNL (RHP Alan Mills) and RHP Ron Romanick on 12/19/86.


Dru Scott

Tribe Trainer

Dru Scott

QUICK FACTS ON THE TRIBE TRAINER:

Name: Dru Scott
Born: 1/2/85
Birthplace: Lafayette, IN
Resides: Carmel, IN
School: Manchester (Ind.) College
Athletic Trainer: 9th season
Pirates Organization: 9th season

PRIOR TO INDIANAPOLIS:

Dru Scott enters his ninth season as an athletic trainer in the Pittsburgh organization, his first at the Triple-A level ... Spent his last two seasons with Altoona after working the previous three years in Bradenton ... Also spent two seasons (2010-2011) in West Virginia after working with the Gulf Coast League Pirates in Bradenton, FL in 2009.

PERSONAL:

A native of Indiana, Scott received a degree in athletic training from Manchester (Ind.) College in 2007 ... Is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Exercise Specialist and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) ... Spent two years (2007-2008) working for Unity Sports Medicine, which covers West Lafayette High School.


Alan Burr

Tribe Strength & Conditioning Coach

Alan Burr

QUICK FACTS ON THE TRIBE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH:

Name: Alan Burr
Born: 9/26/83
Birthplace: Roanoke Rapids, NC
Resides: Clay, NY
School: Appalachian State University
Strength & Conditioning Coach: 5th season
Pirates Organization: 5th season

PRIOR TO INDIANAPOLIS:

This will be Burr's fifth season with the Pirates organization, his first with the Indians ... Previously worked with Altoona in 2016 and 2014, the Bradenton Marauders in 2015 and the West Virginia Power in 2013 ... Spent six years in the collegiate ranks prior to entering Minor League Baseball ... Was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Florida International University in 2011-2012 and worked at Central State University from 2008-2011 ... Served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach intern during the summer of 2008 at the Georgia Institute of Technology ... Also served as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Appalachian State University from 2006-2008 ... Began his strength and conditioning coaching career at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in summer of 2006.

PERSONAL:

Is certified and a registered strength and conditioning coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association along with being a member of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach Society ... Is a 2008 graduate of Appalachian State University, where he received a master's degree in exercise science ... Also a 2005 graduate of East Carolina University, where he received a bachelor's degree in exercise science ... Resides in Clay, NY, with his wife Erin ... Has two sons, Carter (3) and Weston (8/8/16).