Washington Nationals Announce 2019 Minor League Staff

By Auburn Doubledays | January 7, 2019 2:28 PM

Monday, January 7, 2019




                The Washington Nationals announced their Minor League managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2019 season on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

  • The coaching staffs of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, Double-A Harrisburg Senators and Single-A Potomac Nationals will remain intact for the 2019 season.
  • Mack Jenkins joins the organization as the pitching coach of Single-A Hagerstown after spending 32 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, most recently as their Major League pitching coach from 2016-18. In addition to his stint as pitching coach, Jenkins held roles as assistant pitching coach and bullpen coach during his seven Major League seasons with the Reds. Prior to joining the Major League staff, he spent the previous six seasons (2006-2011) as the club's Minor League pitching coordinator. Jenkins joined the Reds in 1989 as a Minor League pitching coach and spent 16 seasons in that position at Rookie-level Billings (1990-91), Single-A Cedar Rapids (1992), Single-A Charleston (1993-95), Double-A Chattanooga (1996-2001) and Triple-A Louisville (2002-05).
  • The short-season Single-A Auburn Doubledays will be led by a new manager in 2019, as the Nationals welcome Ralph "Rocket" Wheeler to the organization after 16 years as a manager in the Atlanta Braves chain. He most recently spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons with Single-A Rome of the South Atlantic League. In 16 seasons with the Braves, Wheeler put together an 867-967 (.473) record as a manager and all told, he enters 2019 with a 1,437-1,575 (.477) record in 26 seasons as a manager.
  • Washington also welcomes Ryan Grose as short-season Single-A Auburn's strength and conditioning coach. Additional strength and conditioning coach moves include Gabe Torres moving to the Gulf Coast League Nationals, Shane Hill moving to Single-A Potomac and Will Lindholm moving to Single-A Hagerstown.



Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies

Double-A Harrisburg Senators

Single-A Potomac Nationals

[Pacific Coast League]

[Eastern League]

[Carolina League]

Manager - Randy Knorr

Manager - Matthew LeCroy

Manager - Tripp Keister

Pitching - Brad Holman

Pitching - Michael Tejera

Pitching - Sam Narron

Hitting - Brian Daubach

Hitting - Brian Rupp

Hitting - Luis Ordaz

Athletic Trainer - Eric Montague

Athletic Trainer - TD Swinford

Athletic Trainer - Don Neidig

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Mike Warren

Strength & Conditioning Coach - RJ Guyer

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Shane Hill


Single-A Hagerstown Suns

Short-Season Single-A Auburn Doubledays

Rookie-Level GCL Nationals

[South Atlantic League]

[New York-Penn League]

[Gulf Coast League]

Manager - Patrick Anderson

Manager - Ralph "Rocket" Wheeler

Manager - Mario Lisson

Pitching - Mack Jenkins

Pitching - Franklin Bravo

Pitching - Larry Pardo

Hitting - Amaury Garcia

Hitting - Mark Harris

Hitting - Jorge Mejia

Athletic Trainer - Darren Yoos

Athletic Trainer - Kirby Craft

Athletic Trainer - Jacob Meyer

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Will Lindholm

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Ryan Grose

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Gabe Torres


Rookie-Level DSL Nationals



[Dominican Summer League]

Senior Advisor, Player Development - Spin Williams


Field Coordinator / Manager - Sandy Martinez

Co-Field Coordinator - Tommy Shields


Pitching - Pablo Frias

Co-Field Coordinator - Jeff Garber


Hitting - Freddy Guzman

Hitting Coordinator - Troy Gingrich


Coach - Javier Guzman

Pitching Coordinator - Paul Menhart


Coach - Emiliano Alcantara

Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator - Gary Thurman


Latin American Training Coordinator - Manny Moore

Catching Coordinator - Michael Barrett


Athletic Trainer - Miguel Cabrera

Information/Roving Coordinator - Billy Gardner Jr.


Strength & Conditioning Coach - Santo Del Rosario

Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator - Mark Grater


Assistant Pitching Coach - Michael Moscat

Medical Rehab Coordinator - Jon Kotredes


Tryout Assistant - Anthony Rosario

Assistant Medical Coordinator - Jeff Allred


Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Tony Rogowski


Minor League Equipment Coordinator - Calvin Minasian




This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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