Cardinals announce 2020 minor league coaching staffs, field/medical assignments
Seven of the Cardinals‘ minor league managers will be returning to their same jobs in 2020.
The Cardinals announced Monday the 2020 coaching staffs for their affiliate teams as well as their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season.
Four pitching coaches return to their same assignments as a year ago, while each club will have a new hitting instructor.
Russ Steinhorn was announced as the organization’s new minor league hitting coordinator. Among the former Cardinals players assisting with field instruction are longtime major league coach Jose Oquendo and Cardinals Hall of Fame pitcher Jason Isringhausen.
2020 Coaching Staffs
|Club||Manager||Pitching Coach||Hitting Coach||Trainers and Strength Coaches|
|Memphis (AAA)||Ben Johnson*||Dernier Orozco*||Brandon Allen^||Dan Martin, Frank Witkowski|
|Springfield (AA)||Joe Kruzel*||Darwin Marrero*||Tyger Pederson^||Chris Whitman, Dan Vega|
|Palm Beach (A)||Dann Bilardello*||Rick Harig^||Brian Burgamy^||Alex Wolfinger, Ross Hasegawa|
|Peoria (A)||Erick Almonte*||Adrian Martin^||Cody Gabella^||Chris Walsh, Kyle Richter|
|State College (A)||Jose Leon*||Dean Kiekhefer||Jason Broussard||Joe Olsiewicz, Don Trapp|
|Johnson City (R)||Roberto Espinoza*||Renee Cortez^||Daniel Nicolaisen||Justin Wilson, Jacqueline Gover|
|GCL Cardinals (R)||Joe Hawkins^||Giovanni Carrara*||Tyler Wolfe, Bernard Gilkey||Paden Eveland, Cory Ritter|
|DSL Blue||Fray Peniche*||Bill Villanueva*||BJ Roper-Hubbert||Kiomy Martinez, Chris Latimer|
|DSL Red||Estuar Ruiz||TBD||Ismael Castro, Luis Cruz||Luis Polanco|
|* Returning manager/coach. ^ Returning manager/coach with new assignment.|
2020 Minor League Field Instructors and Medical Staff
Field Coordinator: Chris Swauger^
Senior Minor League Pitching Coordinator: Tim Leveque*
Minor League Hitting Coordinator: Russ Steinhorn
Minor League Roving Pitching Instructor: Randy Niemann*
Minor League Roving Pitching Instructor: Jason Isringhausen
Minor League Infield Instructor: Johnny Rodriguez*
Minor League Instructor: Jose Oquendo*
Dominican Republic Academy Coordinator: Jose Leger*
Pitching Analyst: Cale Johnson^
Special Adviser to Player Development: Barry Weinberg
Cardinals Core Coach: Braden Looper
Minor League Roving Hitting Instructor/Cardinals Core: Ryan Ludwick
Cardinals Core Coach: Orlando Palmeiro
Player Development Medical Coordinator: Keith Joint
Player Development Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Aaron Rhodes
Player Development Rehab Coordinatork: Matt Leonard
Player Development Performance Specialist: DC MacLea
Player Development Rehab Coordinator Assistant: Victor Kuri
* Returning manager/coach. ^ Returning manager/coach with new assignment.