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2017 Field Staff


Manager: José Moreno

 

José Moreno begins his 17th season in the Mariners organization and his third stint with the Everett Mariners after previously serving as the Latin America Field Coordinator for the past four years. He previously managed Pulaski in 2012 and High Desert in 2011. Moreno led Everett to the 2010 Northwest League Championship, the franchise's first title since 1985, finishing with 49 wins, most by an Everett club (previous was 44 in 2002), and tied a franchise record equaled by the 1987 Everett Giants. He also spent time with Pulaski in 2009 and Everett in 2008 as their manager. He led the Peoria Mariners to an Arizona League Championship with a 37-19 record in 2007 and managed for the Mariners Venezuelan Summer League team from 2001-2006. Lastly spent five seasons the third base coach with Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League (2005-09). 

 


Hitting Coach: Austin Knight

 

Austin Knight joins the staff in his first season as AquaSox hitting coach. Knight most recently served as the head baseball coach at Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, TX and was previously a volunteer assistant at Texas A&M. Prior to coaching, Knight enjoyed a standout collegiate career at Dallas Baptist University. Austin's younger brother, infielder Nash Knight, appeared in 24 games with the Vancouver Canadians last season.


Pitching Coach: Danielin Acevedo

 

Danielin Acevedo begins his 10th season as a pitching coach in the Mariners organization; his first in Everett. Acevedo spent the 2016 season as the pitching coach for the Mariners in the Dominican Summer League. He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent right-handed pitcher by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1999 and spent seven seasons in the minor leagues before finishing up in 2006. In 2004, he was named the Most Valuable Pitcher for the Arizona League Athletics and spent parts of two seasons pitching for the Northwest League's Vancouver Canadians in 2004 and 2005.

 

Bench Coach: Andy Bottin

 

2017 will mark Andy Bottin's 23rd year as a coach in the Mariners system. He managed the AZL Mariners to the 2009 Arizona League Championship and was named the 2008 Mariners Player Development Staff Member of the Year. Bottin began his coaching career in Everett in 1995 and remained on the staff through the 2001 season. He spent 20 years as a policeman in Seattle, retiring from the force in 1995. Bottin played in the New York Yankees system from 1967-72 and reached the triple-A level, but his career was cut short by military service in Vietnam.

 

Performance Coach: Michael Apodaca

 

Performance Coach Michael Apodaca is back for his second season in the Northwest League. Apodaca graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Exercise Science.