Blue Jays announce 2019 minor league appointments

Mike Mordecai has been named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays’ double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Mike Mordecai has been named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays’ double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

January 10, 2019

Official Toronto Blue Jays press release

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS today announced the following appointments to its Player Development and High Performance staff for the 2019 season.

The field managers for the upcoming season will be BOBBY MEACHAM (Buffalo-AAA), MIKE MORDECAI (New Hampshire-AA), CESAR MARTIN (Dunedin-High A), DALLAS McPHERSON (Lansing-Low A), CASEY CANDAELE (Vancouver-Short Season), LUIS HURTADO (Bluefield-Rookie Advanced), DENNIS HOLMBERG (Gulf Coast-Rookie), and JOSE MAYORGA (Dominican Summer League-Rookie).

The organization has made the following internal coordinator promotions as former Dunedin manager CASEY CANDAELE has been named Practice Design/Skill Development Coordinator, and HUNTER MENSE as Hitting Coordinator after spending the 2018 season as New Hampshire Hitting Coach. Additionally former Dominican Summer League Manager JOHN TAMARGO JR. has been named as Latin American Field Coordinator, and making his coaching debut is former player ANTOAN RICHARDSON named Outfield Coordinator, after serving as the baseball operations fellow in 2018 with the organization.

The Player Development department has a number of additions for the upcoming season. Joining the organization includes DOUG MATHIS from the Seattle Mariners, who will serve as Pitching Coach with Buffalo. Making their professional coaching debuts are DEMETRE KOKORIS who has been named Pitching Coach for Vancouver, JAKE MCGUIGGAN as Dunedin’s Analyst Coach, LOGAN BONE as Hitting Coach for Lansing, and CORY POPHAM as the Rookie Level Assistant Pitching Coach. In addition, RYAN MONSEVALLES will serve as a Player Development Video Coordinator, and EVAN SHORT as a Minor League Performance and Development Analyst.

New to the High Performance staff this year will be DEHRA HARRIS as Assistant Director of Operations, BRANDON HAMMERSTROM as Trainer in Bluefield, PHILLIP DIMINO as a Physical Therapist Fellow, and FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ as Assistant Mental Performance Coach. Also joining are GARRETT VALLS as Rehab Assistant Medical Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator STEVE RASSEL, ROB DIBERNARDO as Mental Performance Coach, and Affiliate Dietitians KATARINA MANGIERI and SAM ROBINSON.

A complete list of the Blue Jays 2019 minor league staff is as follows:

MINOR LEAGUE COORDINATORS
Field Coordinator: Eric Wedge
Coordinator, Practice Design/Skill Development: Casey Candaele
Pitching Coordinator: Jeff Ware
Hitting Coordinator: Hunter Mense
Senior Pitching Advisor: Rick Langford
Rehab Pitching Advisor: Darold Knowles
Catching Coordinator: Ken Huckaby
Special Assistant PD: Tim Raines
Outfield Coordinator: Antoan Richardson
Infield Coordinator: Danny Solano
Latin American Field Coordinator: John Tamargo
Latin American Player Advisor: Omar Malave
Video Coordinator: Ryan Monsevalles
Performance and Development Analyst: Evan Short
Equipment Coordinator: Billy Wardlow

HIGH PERFORMANCE – DUNEDIN
Assistant Director, Operations: Dehra Harris
Assistant Director, Programs: Clive Brewer
Medical Coordinator: Pat Chasse
Assistant Medical Coordinator, Athletic Trainer, Certified: Drew MacDonald
Assistant Medical Coordinator, Rehab: Garrett Valls
Gulf Coast League Athletic Trainer, Certified and Latin American Coordinator: Jon Woodworth
Physical Therapist Fellow: Phillip Dimino
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator: Steve Rassel
Strength & Conditioning Rehab Coach: Pat Rosanio
Head of Nutrition: Stephanie Wilson
Nutrition Coordinator: Kate Burks
Head of Mental Performance: Ben Freakley Jr.
Mental Performance Coach: Rafael Dubois
Mental Performance Coach: Tanya Bialostozky
Mental Performance Coach: Rob DiBernardo
Assistant Mental Performance Coach: Francisco Rodriguez

AFFILIATE STAFF ASSIGNMENTS

BUFFALO
Manager: Bobby Meacham
Pitching Coach: Doug Mathis
Hitting Coach: Corey Hart
Position Coach: Devon White
Trainer: Robert Tarpey
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Brian Pike
Dietitian: Spencer Webb

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Manager: Mike Mordecai
Pitching Coach: Vince Horsman
Hitting Coach: Donnie Murphy
Position Coach: Andy Fermin
Trainer: Caleb Daniel
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Ryan Maedel
Dietitian: Lauren Poole

DUNEDIN
Manager: Cesar Martin
Pitching Coach: Jim Czajkowski
Hitting Coach: Matt Young
Analyst Coach:Jake McGuiggan
Trainer: Michael Rendon
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Kyle Edlhuber
Dietitian: Katarina Mangieri

LANSING
Manager: Dallas McPherson
Pitching Coach: Antonio Caceres
Hitting Coach: Logan Bone
Position Coach: Dave Pano
Trainer: Hiroki Yoshimoto
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Aaron Spano
Dietitian: Allison Tropf

VANCOUVER
Manager: Casey Candaele
Pitching Coach: Demetre Kokoris
Hitting Coach: Aaron Mathews
Position Coach: Danny Canellas
Trainer: Luke Greene
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Justin Batcher

BLUEFIELD
Manager: Luis Hurtado
Pitching Coach: Rafael Lazo
Hitting Coach: Paul Elliott
Position Coach: Chris Schaeffer
Trainer: Brandon Hammerstrom
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Casey Callison

GULF COAST
Manager: Dennis Holmberg
Pitching Coach: Mark Worrell
Hitting Coach: Michel Abreu
Position Coach: George Carroll
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Robert Murdock
Dietitian: Sam Robinson

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE
Field Coordinator: Pablo Cruz
Manager: Jose Mayorga
Pitching Coach: Yoel Hernandez
Hitting Coach: Petr Stribrcky
Position Coach: Jose Mateo
Asst. Pitching Coach: Cory Popham
Assistant: Jesus Figueroa
Trainer: Roelvis Vargas
Assistant Trainer: Ysidro Reyes
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Imbewer Alvarez
Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach: Roswell Del Rosario