Phillies Announce 2015 Minor League Coaching Staff

The Phillies have announced the 2015 coach staff for their minor league affiliates.

Lehigh Valley Ironpigs

Dave Brundage (Manager)
Sal Rende (Coach)
Mickey Morandini (Coach)
Ray Burris (Pitching Coach)

Reading Fightin Phils

Dusty Wathan (Manager)
Frank Cacciatore (Coach)
Dave Lundquist (Pitching Coach)

Clearwater Threshers 

Greg Legg (Manager)
Rob Ducey (Coach)
Steve Schrenk (Pitching Coach)

Lakewood Blueclaws

Shawn Williams (Manager)
Nelson Prada (Coach)
Aaron Fultz (Pitching Coach)

Williamsport Crosscutters

Pat Borders (Manager)
Eddie Dennis (Coach)
Les Lancaster (Pitching Coach)

GCL Phillies

Roly deArmas (Manager)
Rafael DeLima (Coach)
Brian Sweeney (Pitching Coach)

Notes:

  • The Lehigh Valley group sticks together for another year, Burris in particular has had a tangible impact on their pitching development
  • Reading much of the same as well
  • Greg Legg and Shawn Williams both move up with their group of players which could be very good for the growth of some of the Phillies younger prospects
  • Steve Schrenk was in Clearwater last year but was with GCL team
  • Prada has a bit of a demotion from Threshers Manager to Lakewood Coach, but he adds some diversity to what could be a very Latin heavy team
  • Roly DeArmas will be entering his 12th year as manager of the GCL Phillies and has had a consistently very young set of players to work with and could have a large contingent of 2014 J2 signings on his roster this year
  • Pat Borders (1992 World Series MVP) will be managing for the first time as he takes the helm for Williamsport
  • Only other major change is that Carlos Arroyo goes back to being a roving pitching coach and Rafael Chaves from the Dodgers takes over as pitching coordinator

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman
Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.

1 comment

  1. Glad to see Burris staying around, he’d be a huge plus, if they could clone him.