Nats announce full minor-league staffs

Nats announce full minor-league staffs
December 19, 2011, 6:23 pm
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The Nationals formally announced their full minor-league coaching staffs for 2012 today, promoting from within for their top two affiliates while hiring an experienced manager from outside to take over at high-Class A Potomac.

As was previously revealed, Tony Beasley will move up to manage Class AAA Syracuse after spending this season at Class AA Harrisburg, while Matthew LeCroy is promoted to manage Harrisburg after holding that position at Potomac in 2011.

The new skipper at Potomac will be Brian Rupp, who spent the last eight seasons managing or coaching in the Royals' system. Brian Daubach returns to manage at low-Class A Hagerstown, and Gary Cathcart returns at short-season Class A Auburn. Tripp Keister takes over as the new manager of the rookie Gulf Coast League Nationals after six years at Wesley College.

Here are the full minor-league staffs...

CLASS AAA SYRACUSE
Manager: Tony Beasley
Pitching coach: Greg Booker
Hitting coach: Troy Gingrich

CLASS AA HARRISBURG
Manager: Matthew LeCroy
Pitching coach: Paul Menhart
Hitting coach: Eric Fox

HIGH-CLASS A POTOMAC
Manager: Brian Rupp
Pitching coach: Chris Michalak
Hitting coach: Marlon Anderson

LOW-CLASS A HAGERSTOWN
Manager: Brian Daubach
Pitching coach: Franklin Bravo
Hitting coach: Mark Harris

SHORT-SEASON CLASS A AUBURN
Manager: Gary Cathcart
Pitching coach: TBA
Hitting coach: Luis Ordaz

ROOKIE GULF COAST LEAGUE
Manager: Tripp Keister
Pitching coach: Michael Tejera
Hitting coach: Amaury Garcia

ROOKIE DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE
Manager: Sandy Martinez
Pitching coach: Pablo Frias
Hitting coach: Jorge Mejia
Coach: Emiliano Alcantara

MINOR LEAGUE COORDINATORS
Field Coordinator: Bobby Henley
Pitching Coordinator: Spin Williams
Hitting Coordinator: Rick Schu
Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator: Mark Grater
Infield Coordinator: Jeff Garber
OutfieldBaserunning Coordinator: Tony Tarasco
Coordinator of Instruction: Gary Cathcart
Medical and Rehabilitation Coordinator: Steve Gober
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Landon Brandes
Minor League Equipment Manager: Calvin Minasian