Manager - Cesar Martin
Cesar Martin comes to Dunedin, after a fantastic season managing the A-Lansing Lugnuts. Martin led the team to an 80-60 record, and the team finished in third place of the Midwest League. Cesar spent two seasons playing in the Blue Jays farm system from 2001-2002, before he took on the role of managing in 2015 for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. In his two years as the manager of the GCL Blue Jays, Cesar posted a .684 win-loss percentage. A promotion to Lansing brought similar results for Martin, as the team finished with a .518 win-loss percentage. Last season in Lansing, his team led the league in runs scored (720), stolen bases (203), and on base percentage (.341). Cesar Martin looks to bring the same aggressive approach in the batters box and base paths to Dunedin that his teams have displayed in the past.
Hitting Coach - Matt Young
Matt Young takes over as the hitting coach for Dunedin in his second season with the organization. Previously, Matt worked under Cesar Martin, as the hitting Coach for the Lansing Lugnuts. In his first season with the organization, Young improved the team's statistics in runs scored by 35, home runs by 14, and base on balls by 51 between the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He also spent two seasons in the Majors as an Outfielder with the Atlanta Braves in 2011 and the Detroit Tigers in 2012. Matt last played in the Mexican League for Campeche back in 2013.
Pitching Coach - Jim Czajkowski
Jim Czajkowski begins his second stint in Dunedin as the pitching coach. He previously worked as the pitching coach for the Vancouver Canadians and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. In his most recent campaign, the Canadians finished with the second best ERA in the Northwest League (3.37). The pitching staff also ended up with the second lowest WHIP (1.24) and earned runs (250) for the year. Czajkowski's pitchers also did a great job of finishing batters posting 678 strikeouts, good for third in the league. Prior to coaching, Jim spent 12 years in professional baseball, including one year in the Majors with the Colorado Rockies. Jim was able to win four Northwest League Championships (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2017) in his time with the Canadians. Coach Czajkowski looks to bring those winning ways to Dunedin in 2019.
Analyst/Coach - Jake McGuiggan
Jake McGuiggan comes over to Dunedin after spending last season as a video assistant for the Bluefield Blue Jays. Prior to coaching in the Toronto organization, Jake played Varsity baseball at Harvard from 2010-2015. In his final season at Harvard, he slashed .347/.362/.504 with 13 multi-hit games. He also played three seasons of Independent baseball, in the Atlantic League for the New Britain Bees and Long Island Ducks
Athletic Trainer - Michael Rendon
Michael Rendon comes to Dunedin after spending the previous season in Vancouver with the Canadians. Rendon graduated from Southern Illinois University with his degree in athletic training. He has previously worked for the Double-A affiliate for St. Louis, as well as for the Greeneville Reds.
Strength and Conditioning Coach - Aaron Spano
Aaron Spano worked with the Lansing Lugnuts last season in the capacity he will have in Dunedin. He received his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology from University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and he went on to earn his Master of Science in Kinesiology and exercise science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Spano has worked in the Blue Jays organization since 2017.