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2/5/24 : Phillies Minor League Player Development Administration & Field Staff

Player Development  Front Office :

Assistant General Manager - Player Development - Preston Mattingly - begins his third season in the lead PD role, promoted to AGM in October.  Prior to joining the Phillies, Mattingly spent five seasons (2017-21) with the San Diego Padres, where he served as coordinator of major league advance scouting and game planning after serving as manager of scouting for three years.  A C-A round selection (No. 31 overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the June 2006 draft, Mattingly spent six seasons in their minor league system as an infielder and outfielder.  He is the son of Don Mattingly, who played 14 years in the major leagues for the Yankees and is currently serving as bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays after 12 seasons as manager of the Dodgers (2011-15) and Miami Marlins (2016-22).  Introduced the “Protect the Standard” platform to the Player Development process focused on communication, mindset, approach, competitiveness and values.

Special Assistant to Director of Player Development - Matt Martin - third year in the role - broad experience in professional baseball including as a player, minor league coach and manager, major league defensive coordinator ( Tigers ) and major league Assistant Coach/Replay Coordinator ( Angels ).

Special Assistant to Player Development and International Scouting - Juan Samuel - played sixteen years in the major leagues from 1983 to 1998 with the Phillies, Dodgers, Royals, Blue Jays, Tigers, Mets and Reds.  Managed and coached at various levels with the Phillies, Tigers, Mets and Orioles (major league manager).  Is a member of the Phillies Wall of Fame, a three time major league all-star and a silver slugger award winner(1987).

Assistant Director - Player Development  - Dana Parks - begins her seventh season with the organization, served as Coordinator of Player development from 2017 to 2021 when she was promoted to her current role.  Prior to joining the Phillies Dana worked for the Tampa Rays as an assistant in baseball operations for five years.

Assistant Director - Player Development - Edwin Soto was promoted to the role in October after serving as Manager of Player Development in 2023.  Previously he served as Administrator of Minor League Baseball Operations.  He continues to assist in player evaluation, affiliate relations and administration in Player Development reporting directly to the Assistant GM of PD.  Edwin has been with the Phillies since 2018 and has a Masters Degree in Business and Technology from East Tennessee State University.

Assistant - Player Development - Jake Primack - begins his third season in this role, worked in the role as an intern in 2022 and hired full time in 2023  - is a 2021 graduate of Denison University with degrees in Data Analytics, Economics and Global Commerce.

Organization Intern - Player Development - Miguel Prestol - begins his first year with the Phillies - was most recently been the Coordinator of Baseball Operations for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League along with serving as an area scout (2020-2023) in the Dominican Republic for the Atlanta Braves organization.  Previously he was a video manager for the New York Yankees at their dominican complex (2016-2019).

Minor League Operations Front Office :

Director, Minor League Operations - Lee McDaniel - winner of the 2023 Sheldon 'Chief' Bender Award presented to an individual with distinguished service who has been instrumental in player development.  Also was named the Richie Ashburn & David Montgomery Special Achievement Award winner in 2018.  Lee has been in his current role since 2012 and has been with the Phillies organization since 1990 when he began as an operations intern.  Holds a masters degree in sports administration from Ohio University.

Director, Minor League Training Facilities and Equipment - Joe Cynar - promoted to Director in February of 2022 - served as Assistant Director prior to that since 2013 - began full time with the Phillies as Manager of Minor League Training Facilities and Equipment in 2004 however worked for the club in the late 1980’s as a batboy, clubhouse assistant and facility operations manager at Jack Russell Stadium through high school and college.  Holds a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida.

Director, International Operations - Ray Robles - has been with the Phillies since 2010 - began as Administrative Assistant in 2010 promoted to Coordinator of International Operations in 2013, to Assistant Director in 2016 and Director in 2022.  Holds a masters degree in business administration from Saint Leo University.

Coordinator - Minor League Equipment - Josh Glazman - has been with the Phillies organization since June of 2015 when he began as the Clubhouse Manager of the Williamsport CrossCutters - named Operations Assistant in 2017 at Clearwater - was promoted to Coordinator role in February of 2022.  A graduate of Florida State University with a bachelors degree in Sports Management.

Coordinator - Clubhouse Services, Carpenter Complex  - Vince Pezzino - worked as clubhouse equipment manager for the Dunedin Blue Jays before coming to the Phillies in 2018 - named to his current role in January of 2022 - has a bachelors degree in marketing from the University of South Florida and Associates degrees in Computer Programming and Business/Commerce from St Petersburg College.

Coordinator - Clearwater lubhouse Food and Beverage - Matt Catalano - worked as a clubhouse assistant with the Phillies from 3/22 to 10/23 - promoted in November.  Previous experience with clubhouse and equipment internships with the Detroit Tigers, New Orleans Saints and Toronto Raptors. Graduate of the University of Florida.

Administrator, Minor League Operations - Jose Hildago - has served in his current role since November of 2021 - prior to that interned with the Minnesota Twins at their Fort Myers training complex.  Holds a masters degree in Sport and Fitness Administration/Management from Florida State University.

Administrator, International Operations - Francisco Hernandez - has served in his current role since May of 2023 - previously was a Player Development Assistant at the Phillies Dominican Academy for 15 months.  Has also worked for the Dominican Professional Baseball League and the Cleveland Guardians.  Holds a Bachelors Degree in Management and Business Analytics from Western Michigan University.

Head Groundskeeper, Florida Operations - Ray Sayre - came to the Phillies organization in 2017 from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos where he was five-time Southern League groundskeeper of the year.  He has over 24 years of experience as a groundskeeper having worked for multiple minor league teams.  Ray holds a degree in Turfgrass management from Eastern Kentucky University.

Minor League Directors, Coordinators and Advisors :

Field :

Field Coordinator - Kevin Bradshaw  - starts his third season in this role with the Phillies, spent 14 seasons as a manager in the Tigers organization beginning in 1994 after serving as a coach for four years prior, was the minor league defensive coordinator for the Tigers in 2008-2011 and minor league field coordinator in 2012 and finished as defensive coordinator thru the 2013 and 2014 seasons.   He joined the Orioles in 2015 and was a manager, spring training and fall instructs coordinator for them.  He was the Orioles Team Black manager in the 2021 Florida Complex League.

Field Coordinator - Dominican Academy - Manny Amador - Following a playing career in the minor leagues that began in 1993 he turned his attention to coaching and player development in 1998.  Became the hitting instructor for Phillies Dominican Summer League team in 1999 and held that position till 2001.  During the 2001 season he went to Reading to finish the season as the AA level hitting coach after John Kruk’s departure there.  Manny served as hitting coach for the Clearwater Phillies for the 2002 thru 2004 season and as Manager of Batavia in 2005.  In 2006 Amador took over managing the Phillies Dominican Academy operations.  In addition to his administrative duties he continued to work in player development as well.  From 2011 to 2016 he also served as the DSL Phillies field manager.  When the Phillies opened their own Academy building in 2017 Manny was officially named as the Dominican Coordinator, his current position.

Major League Assistant Pitching Coach/Director of Pitching Development - Brian Kaplan - has been in the role since 2021.  He is the co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance which is located in Jupiter, Florida.  Pitched collegiately at the University of Notre Dame.

Minor League Pitching Coordinator - Travis Hergert - his 6th season with the Phillies, began as assistant pitching coordinator, promoted to Pitching coordinator in 2021.  Prior to that he served seven years as the head coach at North Iowa Community College and nine years before that as an Assistant Coach there.

Minor League Complex and Rehab Pitching Coordinator - Aaron Barrett -  takes on additional duties as Complex Coordinator in his second season, served as Rehab Coordinator in 2023 - retired from play in 2022 with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and served as bullpen coach for half that season.  Played eleven seasons in professional baseball including parts of four seasons in the major leagues ( appeared in 95 games - 74 IP with the Nationals ).

Lower-Level Pitching Coordinator - Victor Diaz - second year in the position, was the Pitching Coach for the Clearwater Threshers in 2022 - promoted to Lower-Level Pitching Coordinator/Development Analyst during the 2022 off season.  He was the Pitching Coach for the Phillies in the Florida Complex League in 2021.  Diaz previously coached at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona, Florida as their pitching coach from 2018 to 2020.  Prior to that he served as a volunteer assistant at Old Dominion University.  He pitched collegiate baseball for Mississippi State University and Old Dominion.

Director - Hitting Development - Luke Murton - second year in the role, came to the Phillies from the San Diego Padres where he was a Baseball Operations Advisor and Scouting Cross Checker from 2018 to 2022.  Prior to that he was a scout with the San Francisco Giants from 2015 to 2018 and a minor league coach with the Boston Red Sox before that.  He’s owned and operated a hitting instruction business since 2009.  Luke played collegiate baseball at Georgia Tech University - was the Yankees 19th round draft selection in the 2009 draft - played five seasons in the Yankees system as a first baseman and hit 25 home runs for AA level Trenton on 2012.  He was released by the Yankees in 2013 and played two more seasons in the Red Sox system before turning to coaching.

Assistant Director - Hitting Development - Edwar Gonzalez - second season with the Phillies organization, was the Marlins major league Assistant Hitting Coach in 2022 - prior to that was Miami’s minor league hitting coordinator for two seasons and nine seasons before that was a coach within the New York Yankees system.   He played in the Yankees minor league system from 2002 to 2010 appearing in 770 games.

Minor League Hitting Coordinator - Jake Elmore - second year in a coordinator role, served as hitting coach for the Clearwater Threshers in 2022 and as the Phillies designated coach for the Arizona Fall League.  Jake was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 34th round of the 2008 draft and played 217 games in the major leagues from 2012 to 2019 with the D’Backs, Astros, Reds, Rays, Brewers and Pirates.  He concluded his playing career last year as a member of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs when he was released on August 24th.

Hitting Advisor - Matt Murton - hired in March of 2023 in this role - was a baseball operations assistant with the Cubs from 2018 to 2020 - played five seasons (2005-2009) in the major leagues for the Cubs, A’s and Rockies - career .286/.352/.436 slash line in. 1,058 plate appearances and in the Nippon Professional Baseball League for the Hanshin Tigers.   

Florida Complex Coordinator - Keith Werman - second consecutive year in the role, was manager of the Jersey Shore Blue Claws in 2022 - served the prior four seasons as Major League development coordinator for the Padres.  Was the third base coach for their Triple-A affiliate in El Paso during 2017.  Werman played collegiate baseball at the University of Virginia as well as in the Seattle Mariners system from 2012 to 2013 as a utility infielder after signing as an un-drafted free agent.

Assistant Florida Complex Coordinator - Ray Ricker - first season as a Coordinator - served at Reading last year as a position coach - coached with Clearwater in 2022 - served as an FCL Phillies coach in 2021.  He was the head baseball coach at Post University from 2014 to 2020 and served seven years prior to that as an assistant coach.

Defensive Coordinator - Infield - Adam Everett - third season with the Phillies as Infield Coordinator, played shortstop in the majors for 11 years with Houston, Minnesota, Detroit and Cleveland.  Began his coaching career in 2014 with Houston and stayed with them till 2017 before moving to the Atlanta Braves and serving as their Minor League Infield Coordinator thru the 2019 season.

Defensive Coordinator - Outfield -  Andy Abad - begins his fifteenth season with the Phillies organization as a coach, spent a good chunk of the 2022 and 2023 seasons with the major league club coaching outfielders.  He played 15 games in the major leagues with the A’s, Red Sox and Reds and 14 years in the minor leagues with six organizations.

Defensive Coordinator - Catching - Joe Mangiameli - hired in November of 2023, was a volunteer assistant at Sacred Heart University (CT) in 2023.  From 2020 to 2022 was a catching instructor in the Minnesota Twins organization working at the AA level.  Coached at Eastern Connecticut State University 2015 to 2018 and at Quinnipac University in 2019.

Baseball Development :

Director, Baseball Development - Ben Werthan - promoted to his current role in November of 2022, he was hired by the Phillies prior to the 2018 season and spent four years as the club’s minor league player information coordinator.  Prior to joining the Phillies he worked seven seasons (2011-17) with the Baltimore Orioles, including six as the advance scouting coordinator.  Holds a bachelors of art degree from Dickinson College in Psychology.

Special Assignment Analyst - Phil Gosselin - played ten years in the major leagues from 2013 to 2022 with the Braves, Diamondbacks, Angels, Phillies, Rangers, Reds and Pirates.  Began in his current role last summer.

Minor League Video and Technology Coordinator - Thomas Knauss - starts his third year with the organization, was  Assistant Video Coordinator in 2023, served as a Player Development Associate with Reading in 2021, BS Degree in Sports Management from the University of Minnesota.

Minor League Video and Technology Coordinator - Candra Pepper - joined the organization in December of 2022 - previously served as a development intern with the Mariners, before that as an Associate in Major League Advance Scouting with the Tigers.  Has a BA degree in communications from University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

Medical & Nutrition:

Minor League Medical Coordinator - Justin Ahrens - in his second year in the role - holds a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University - has an extensive background in athletic training - both at the collegiate level and in professional baseball having worked previously with the Pirates, Twins and Athletics organizations.

Rehab Coordinator - Justin Tallard - joined the organization in January  of 2022, previously a physical therapist with the Houston Astros, a physical therapist at Texas Health and most recently a course developer at 5 Tool Sport.

Functional Rehab Coordinator - Brittany Gooch - has been with the organization since February of 2022 initially as a Physical Therapist - promoted to current role in November of 2023 - holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Gordon E Inman College of Nursing and a Bachelor of Human Environmental Sciences degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama.

Nutrition Coordinator - Stephanie MacNeil - started as a Performance Nutrition Fellow in March of 2021 and was hired as minor league Coordinator in November of 2021 - promoted to her current title in November of 2022.  She is a registered dietitian and personal trainer and hails from Canada.

Strength & Conditioning :

Strength & Training Coordinator - Pat Trainor - joined the Phillies in 2023 from the Tampa Rays organization ( 2016 - 2021 ) where he served as their Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.  Prior to that worked for the Cleveland Guardians for two years as Rehab Strength & Conditioning Coach - has a masters degree in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University.

Latin America Strength & Training Coordinator - Jose Salas - starts his 10th year with the Phillies. He previously was with the Braves organization. Bachelors degree from Culver-Stockton College and a masters degree in Kinesiology from Tarleton State University.

Rehab Strength & Training Coordinator - Dan Liburd - joined the organization in January of 2023 as Rehab Strength & Training Coach - promoted to Coordinator in November of 2023 - was strength and conditioning coach for the New Jersey Nets from 2018 to 2021, assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2017 to 2018 and assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Buffalo Bills from 2009 to 2017.  Holds a doctorate degree in human performance from Concordia University in Chicago, a masters degree from Canisius University in human performance, a masters degree in exercise science from Springfield College and a BS degree in exercise science from Boston University.

Mental Performance, Life Skills and Education :

Director, Mental Performance, Life Skills and Education - Ceci Craft - has served in her current role since October of 2022.  Previous experience as a Mental Performance Coach with the Cleveland Guardians from 2014 to 2020.  Holds a masters degree in Applied Sports Science from the University of Wales.

Mental Performance Scouting and Rehab Coordinator - Traci Statler - holds a doctorate degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Utah - joined the Phillies organization in June of 2022.  Previously was an Associate Professor of Applied Sport and Performance Psychology at California State University, Fullerton and the Associate Director of Graduate Studies.

Mental Performance Coordinator - Todd Dilbeck - has served in his current position since January of 2022.  Holds a masters degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology from Argosy University and is a certified mental performance consultant.

Domincan Republic Academy Coordinator, Life Skills and Education - Enfrin Benitez

Mental Health :

Director, Mental Health - Doctor Deanna Nobleza - has served in her present role since February of 2023.  Previously was Clinical Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University for thirteen years.  Holds a doctor of medicine degree from Rutgers Medical School in Psychiatry.

Mental Health Counselor - Antonio Cordero

Affiliates :

AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs :

Manager - Anthony Contreras - returns for 3rd season with Lehigh Valley (156-138 first two years) - previously served as Manager of the Fort Wayne Tin Caps for six years and is the all time wins leader for the High A Affiliate of the San Diego Padres.  In 2014 he managed the Arizona Complex team for the Padres, the following year he was at the helm of the short-season Tri-City Dust Devils.  Contreras played nine seasons of minor league baseball after being drafted in the 9th round of the 2005 draft by the Giants, he moved to the Padres organization in 2008 and played thru the 2013 season finishing with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League.  He was primarily a middle infielder seeing most of his action at second base and shortstop.  Contreras managed the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League for the 2021 season.

Bench Coach - Chris Adamson served last season as Bench Coach with Jersey Shore (was manager in 2021) after managing the FCL Phillies at the Complex in 2022.   He’s also the skipper of the Adelaide Giants in the Australian Baseball League.

Pitching Coach Ryan Buchter - first season as primary pitching coach after serving as bullpen coach with IronPigs last season - begins his second season as a coach after playing seven seasons in the major leagues ( 2014 thru 2021 ) with the Braves, Padres, Royals, A’s, Angels & Diamondbacks.  He pitched in 285 major league games ( 236 1/3 IP ) posting a 17-6 record and 3.16 ERA as a reliever.  He’s a graduate of Rowan College and Highland Regional High School in New Jersey and was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 33rd round of the 2005 draft.

Pitching Coach - Tyler Higgins - hired in December of 2023 to be the IronPigs bullpen coach - this is his first endeavor as a coach - played twelve professional seasons as a pitcher in the Marlins, Padres and Mariners organizations, also pitched for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan for two seasons in 2020 and 2021. Finished his playing career in 2022 with the High Point Rockers in the Independent Atlantic League.

Hitting Coach - Joe Thurston - returns for 3rd season with Lehigh Valley - previously served as hitting coach for the 2021 Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.  He was hired by the Seattle Mariners as their major league first base and outfield coach as a fill in for Perry Hill ( out with Covid ) prior to the 2020 season.  In 2021 he was the hitting coach for AA Arkansas for the Mariners.  Thurston began his coaching career when he joined the Red Sox organization at the AA level in 2015.  He was then a coach in independent league baseball for Billings in 2016 and moved to the Mariners organization as a coach in 2017-2018 with Modesto and in Everett for 2019.   He played parts of seven seasons in the major leagues ( 184 games ) with the Dodgers, Phillies, Marlins, Cardinals and Red Sox and 13 seasons ( 1,496 games ) in the minor leagues primarily as a second baseman.

Athletic Trainer - Andrew Dodgson - second season with the IronPigs, served at Reading for the 2022 season - was the trainer for the Jersey Shore Blue Claws from 2020 to 2021, two years before that served in the same capacity with the GCL  Phillies in Clearwater.

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Makenna Behrens - third year with the Phillies organization - was hired in February of 2022 - holds a masters degree in Athletic training from the University of Idaho and interned at the University of Tennessee.

Strength and Conditioning Coach - Mike Lidge - returns for 3rd season with Lehigh Valley - was previously the strength and conditioning coach for the Clearwater Threshers (2026 - 2021).  Previously with the San Francisco Giants organization, a graduate of University of Illinois - Urbana with a masters degree in exercise science from Northeastern University.

AA Reading Fightin’s  :

Manager - Al Pedrique - his second season with Reading and the Phillies - he was the third base coach for the Miami Marlins on Don Mattingly’s staff in 2022 - “After his playing career ended spent several seasons as a minor league coach and manager. He managed the 1995 Spokane Indians,  1996-1997 GCL Royals, 1999-2000 Michigan Battle Cats, 2001 El Paso Diablos and 2002-2003 Tucson Sidewinders.  He served as a coach with the Arizona Dbacks in 2004 before being promoted to interim manager in mid-season. After the 2004 season, he joined the Astros organization and worked in the team's front office as a special assistant to the general manager. He was the director of Latin American operations in 2007. In 2009 he became the Astros' minor league field coordinator. Pedrique was a coach for the Astros from 2010 to 2012 m then returned to the minors as manager of the Charleston River Dogs in 2013. He managed the AAA affiliate ( Scranton Wilkes Barre ) of the Yankees in 2016 and 2017, leading them to the AAA national title the first year and the league finals the second.  In 2018 he returned to the majors when he was named first-base coach of the Athletics after having been considered for several managerial openings that off-season. In 2020, he switched to the third base coach position. In 2021, he was back managing in the minors, with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp ( Marlins ).” - Baseball Reference

Pitching Coach - Phil Cundari - second year with the Phillies, was Jersey Shore pitching coach last season.  Previously with the Blue Jays where he served the two seasons (2021-2022) as Pitching Coach for the Vancouver Canadians -  Toronto’s High A affiliate.  Prior to that he was pitching coach at Rutgers from 2018 to 2019 and spent the previous 17 seasons on the staff at Seton Hall as Pitching Coach and Associate Head Coach.  Cundari was drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland Athletics in 1985 and pitched four seasons in the organization, reaching as high as the AA level in 1987 before his career was cut short by an arm injury.  Off the baseball field he runs his own private practice as a sports performance consultant - is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in peak performance and mental toughness training for athletes of all levels.

Pitching Coach Ryan McCauley  - spent last season at the complex as pitching coordinator, joined the Phillies in July of 2022 taking the helm as FCL pitching coach - was Assistant Baseball Coach at Troy University prior to that as well as a Pitching Coach at Cressy Sports Performance - played professionally in the Cubs organization from 2018 to 2020 after playing collegiately at Michigan State University.

Hitting Coach - Brock Stassi - served last season as hitting coach for Jersey Shore BlueClaws - was the Phillies 33rd round draft selection in the 2011 draft - played 10 minor league seasons - outstanding fielder at first base who also played in 51 major league games with the 2017 Phillies.  Was the Eastern League MVP in 2015 with Reading.  Coached in 2020 and 2022 with William Jessup University - played in the Atlantic League for Long Island in 2021 and later signed with the Phillies for a second time in June of that year playing in 25 games for Reading.  Played in the Phillies, Twins and Giants organizations.  This will be his first season as a professional affiliated coach.

Development Coach - Karl Ellison - first season as a coach - played two seasons of minor league baseball after playing collegiately at Vanderbilt. Was signed by the Phillies on 3/1/22 as an undrafted free agent, traded to the Blue Jays on 8/31/22.  Reached the AAA level of play with both the Phillies and Blue Jays organizations.  Was released by the Blue Jays on 7/14/23 - hired by the Phillies as a coach in November.

Strength and Conditioning Coach - Bruce Peditto returns to Reading for a second season - served as strength and conditioning coach for Lakewood/Jersey Shore from 2019 to 2021.  Bruce has been with the Phillies organization since 2017 and is a graduate of Desales University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Science.

Athletic Trainer - Meag Flaherty - served as Athletic Trainer with Jersey Shore in 2023 - was Assistant Athletic Trainer with Lehigh Valley  in 2022 - was the Athletic Trainer for the Clearwater Threshers in 2021 and the FCL Phillies the year prior.  Graduate of the University of Massachusetts - Amherst with a Masters of Science in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State University.

High A Jersey Shore  Blue Claws :

Manager - Greg Brodzinski -  his second consecutive year as BlueClaws manager - served in 2022 as bench/third base coach for AAA Lehigh Valley -prior to that spent two seasons as a bullpen catcher/catching coach with the major league team.  He had previously coached at Williamsport and Reading.  Greg was drafted by the Phillies in the 18th round of the 2015 draft.   He played one season before switching over to coaching for the 2016 season.   He’s a very hard worker and has a great baseball mind.

Position Coach - Orlando Munoz - has been with the organization since 2017, managed the Phillies White team in the Dominican Summer League from 2017 to 2019 and 2021 to 2023.  A former infielder who played six seasons in the California Angels system, Muñoz coached and managed for 20 years in the Venezuelan Winter League and Italian Baseball League from 1997-2016, prior to joining the Phillies.  2021 John Vukovich Award winner.

Pitching Coach - Brad Bergesen was PC at  Reading in 2021 and 2023 after spending 2022 with Jersey Shore - Bergenson coached at Lakewood in 2018 and in Clearwater in 2019.  He was drafted by the Orioles in the 4th round in the 2004 draft and pitched parts of four seasons in the major leagues with the Orioles and Diamondbacks from 2009 to 2012 appearing in 102 games.  Finished his playing career in 2017 as a member of the Lancaster Barnstormers in the Atlantic League.

Pitching Coach Matt Ellmyer - was an intern with the Phillies in player development in 2021.  Has served as a pitching coach and coordinator for Cressy Sports since March of 2022 and was a pitching coach in the Texas Rangers system working at their complex from 9/22 to 10/23.  Hired by the Phillies in November.  Played collegiate baseball at Wofford College.

Hitting Coach - Adam Lind - this is his first year as a professional coach - played twelve years in the major leagues with Blue Jays, Nationals, Mariners and Brewers from 2006 to 2017.  Hit 200 career home runs and posted a career .272/.330/.465 slash line in 5,029 plate appearances.  He was a first baseman, left fielder and DH - retired as a player after the 2018 season.

Development Coach - Beth Greenwood - served as a R&D fellow as a catching instructor in 2023 working with rehab catchers at the Clearwater Complex - promoted to Development Coach in December - has been with the organization since August of 2022 - member of the Team USA women’s baseball national team - graduate of University of Rochester with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Athletic Trainer - Keita Isaji - joined the Phillies last season and worked with the FCL team, came from Middle Tennessee State University where he served as Athletic Trainer.

Strength & Training Coach - John Sweeney - served as Strength and Conditioning Coach with the FCL Phillies in 2023, previously worked as a trainer at Holy Cross University and Siena College.

Low A Clearwater Threshers  :

Manager Marty Malloy returns for fifth year at Clearwater ( 2019, 2021-2024).  He became a coach with the Gulf Coast League Astros in 2013 then managed the same club in 2014-2016.  He moved to the Phillies organization as manager at Lakewood in 2017 and managed there thru the 2018 season.  After managing the Threshers in 2019 was named the organization’s Infield Coordinator in 2020 and served as such until being needed at the helm of the Threshers again mid season 2021.  He played 35 games in the big leagues with Atlanta ( 1998 )  and the Marlins ( 2002 ) and twelve seasons in the minors with the Braves, Tigers, Reds, Dodgers and Cardinals organizations primarily as a middle infielder.  Also managed in the Arizona Fall League in 2023.

Bench Coach - Mycal Jones - served last season with Clearwater as a coach - in 2022 was with Reading as coach -  was drafted by the Braves in the fourth round of the 2009 Draft and spent seven seasons in the minors and another in independent ball prior to becoming a minor league coach with Houston in 2018 as a development coach.  He was scheduled to be a coach for the Threshers in 2020 before the season was cancelled.  He split time with the Threshers and the FCL Phillies in 2021.

Pitching Coach - Tim Collins - left hand hurler who pitched in the major leagues for Kansas City, Washington and the Chicago Cubs from 2011 to 2019 appearing in 275 games (242.1 IP) as a reliever with a 3.60 ERA.  This is his first stint as a professional coach.  He’s got a great story of perseverance thru injuries and the knowledge he’s obtained while training with Cressy Sports - developed an outstanding change up and should be a really good teacher for the pitchers at the low-A level.

Pitching Coach Gustavo Armas - begins his third year as a coach after working with the Phillies organization in 2021 as a video coordinator in Clearwater.  He played six seasons ( 2014 - 2019 ) in the Phillies minor leagues as a pitcher reaching double A Reading in 2019.  Last season was the FCL Phillies pitching coach.

Hitting Coach - Chris Heinz - begins his 7th year with the Phillies, second consecutive as Clearwater hitting coach.  For the prior three years he served as the system’s assistant hitting coordinator. Was on the Threshers and FCL staff prior to that.  Played in the Twins organization from 2003 to 2007 and coached for them in the minors in 2009 before joining the University of South Florida as an assistant coach in 2010 where he served for five seasons.

Position Coach - John Ryan Murphy - second consecutive season as a Threshers coach - played ten seasons of professional baseball as a catcher including appearing in 8 seasons in the major leagues ( 284 games - 737 PA’s ) with the  Diamondbacks, Yankees, Twins, Pirates and Braves.

Athletic Trainer - Samantha Myers - begins her second consecutive year as Threshers trainer - has been with the Phillies since December of 2019 in different roles as a medical operations liaison and trainer.  Previously was with the Mets organization as an intern - holds a Masters degree in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University.

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Joseph Miranda - joined the Phillies in January of 2023 - previously has been a strength and conditioning coach with the Marlins, Reds and Red Sox organizations and was a Physical Performance Coach with the Rockies organization prior to that - holds a Masters degree in exercise science from George Washington University.

Phillies Development Center - Clearwater Complex :

Manager - Shawn Williams - returns for a second straight year after managing the FCL Phillies last season - spent the prior three seasons at the helm in Reading after guiding the Clearwater Threshers from 2017 to 2018.  In 2018, the Threshers won the second-half title in the Florida State League North Division.  Prior to his time in Clearwater, Williams also managed in Lakewood (A) for two seasons (2015-2016). He joined the Phillies player developmental staff in 2014 as a manager for Williamsport (A). Williams spent the month of April as a fill-in bullpen catcher and also served as a player/coach for Williamsport in 2013. He spent four seasons in the Tampa Bay Rays minor league system as a utility player from 2007-2010. 

Pitching Coach - Jarrod Parker - was the first round draft selection (9th overall) of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2007 MLB draft from Norwell High School in Indiana.  He was traded to the Oakland Athletics in 2011.  Pitched two full seasons in the majors with Oakland making 62 starts and going 25-16 with a 3.68 ERA in 384 IP and pitched in the 2012 ALDS.  Had multiple injuries thereafter (TJ surgery, elbow fracture, right medial epicondyle) and never made it back to the major leagues.   He retired in 2018 and said he'd look to work in the health industry, potentially serving as a rehab coordinator for players returning from injury.   He opened Parker Sports Performance in Nashville, TN that year which is a "home base for clients and athletes to train, learn and recover. Creating not only a healthy athlete but an educated one. Executing a training program to reach peak physical and mental toughness. Promoting positive attitudes towards sports performance.”  This is his first endeavor as a coach in organized baseball.  Will also work with Coach Barrett in the rehab process.

Hitting Coach - Rafael Delima - third consecutive season with the FCL Phillies - became manager of the VSL Phillies when the club was formed in 2005; he had already been coordinating the Venezuelan academy for several years. Came stateside to coach for Williamsport ( 2012 ), the GCL Phillies ( 2013-2019 ) and the Jersey Shore Blue Claws in 2021.

Hitting Coach - Jake Palomaki - was a Player Development Coordinator for Pinnacle Performance from 10/22 till 12/23 - prior to that played in the Rays and Angels organizations.  Was the 2018 18th round draft selection of the Rays from Boston College.  He hit .304/.387/.370 in 364 plate appearances with the Angels AAA team in Salt Lake City in 2022 as an infielder. This is his first affiliated coaching position.

Position Coach/Base running Coordinator - Gary Cathcart - begins his third season with the Phillies as base-running Coordinator, was selected by the Yankees in the 33rd round of the 1984 draft and played five seasons in the minors, all in the Yankees organization as an outfielder.  After initially coaching in independent and college baseball he joined the Blue Jays in 2003 as their hitting coach for Advanced A level Dunedin.  He stayed with the Blue Jays organization thru the 2009 season and worked his way up to Manager of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats his last two seasons with them.  In 2010 he joined the Washington Nationals organization and managed in their system thru the 2015 season, in 2016 Cathcart moved to the Miami Marlins initially as their outfield and base running coordinator and eventually becoming the Minor League Field Coordinator, dual roles he maintained thru the 2017 season.   The Tigers hired him the next year and he worked for them thru 2021 serving as the manager of the Tigers East squad in the Florida Complex League.

Player Development Instructor - Roly DeArmas - begins his 38th year as a Phillies minor league manager/coach  - legendary Phillies coach/manager who also has served as bullpen coach for Team USA.  He’s been in pro baseball since 1973 - first as a player for five seasons and since as a minor league Manager/Coach.  He’s also coached in the Major Leagues with the White Sox, Blue Jays and Phillies.  Tremendous baseball knowledge and a vital asset to the organization.

Player Development Instructor - Sean Rodriquez - begins his third season as a coach at the complex - played in 13 major league seasons with six organizations including the Phillies.

Athletic Trainer - Raul Perez - began as an intern with the organization in 2019 - hired as an Athletic Trainer in February of 2020. Holds a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA degree in athletic training from Azusa Pacific University.

Athletic Trainer  - Troy Hoffert - has been with the Phillies since 1992 serving as a trainer at multiple affiliates over the years.  Has been the long time trainer of the GCL/FCL Phillies.  A graduate of Salem State University with a masters degree from Temple University in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine.

Strength & Training Coach - Blaine Taylor - 3rd season at Clearwater after coming over from the Reds where he worked for three years ( 2017 - 2020 ) with their short season club.

Strength & Training Coach - Carlos Monteagudo

Dominican Summer League Phillies Red  :

Manager - Nerluis Martinez - second season as manager in the DSL - was a player/coach with the Reading Phillies since 2019 becoming a full time coach in 2022.  Played for the Phillies organization in the minor leagues as a catcher from 2015 to 2018.

Bench Coach Samuel Hiciano - has served as a hitting coach for the Phillies White team since 2017.  Played in the Phillies organization as an outfielder from 2012 to 2016.

Pitching Coach - Alex Concepcion - pitched in the Phillies organization from 2005 to 2011.  Has been a pitching coach since then in the DSL.

Assistant Pitching Coach - Carlos Hernandez -  pitched in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization from 2012 to 2018 reaching the A level of play.

Hitting Development Coach - Uziel Viloria - played five seasons in the Phillies system from 2019 to 2023 after being signed as an international free agent from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on 7/1/19.  Retired as an active player while with the High A level Jersey Shore BlueClaws on 8/1/23 and moved to a coaching position at the Dominican Academy.

Athletic Trainer - Argelis Perez - has been with the organization since January of 2007 as a trainer - graduate of Universidad Nacional Evangelica with a degree in Sports Medicine - played for the DSL Phillies in 2003 to 2004 as a first baseman before becoming a trainer.

Athletic Trainer - Marissa VanHassel - began with the organization in March of 2023 as an Athletic Trainer Associate - hired as Dominican Academy Trainer in October of 2023 - graduated from the University of Georgia in 2021 with a BS degree in Athletic Training.

Strength & Training Coaches - Noel Almonte  & Andrea Ibarra

Dominican Summer League Phillies White  :

Manager - Waner Santana - In 2010 was the strength and conditioning coach for the DSL Phillies.  Served as manager of Phillies Red from 2017 to 2019 and again in 2021,  has been a coach the past two seasons for Phillies Red.  Played minor league baseball in the Giants organization as a middle infielder from 2000 to 2002.

Hitting Coach Manny Martinez  - was hitting coach for Phillies Red in 2023, Manager of the DSL Mets from 2015 thru 2022 - played in three major league seasons in the 1990’s with the Phillies, Mariners, Pirates and Expos.   Has a vast amount of coaching and managing experience.

Pitching Coach - Les Straker - has been the pitching coach since 2017.  Played ten seasons of minor league baseball and pitched for the Minnesota Twins in the majors in 1987 and 1988.

Position Coach - Felix Castillo - has been a Phillies DSL coach since the 2019 season.  Played minor league baseball from 2010 to 2015 as a catcher.

Athletic Trainer - Jose Betancourt  - has been with the organization since August of 2016 - graduate of Universidad Arturo Michelena.

Physical Therapist - Carley McQuain -  graduated from Duke University with a doctorate in physical therapy after earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.  Prior experiences include positions with Temple University, NovaCare, the Toronto Blue Jays and the University of Wisconsin, her work focuses on performing biomechanical throwing analyses.

Strength & Training Coach - Manuel Javier - has been with the organization since October of 2020 -  certified as a Specialist in strength and conditioning training by the International Sports Sciences Association.

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