The Dodgers are preparing for the new 2020 season by solidifying their coaching staff to continue their excellent player development scheme. There has been a lot of shuffling in the minor league department in recent seasons and 2020 will be no different.
According to Dodger Insider, most managers will be returning to their previous 2019 posts, but Anthony Cappucilli will take over as the manager of the Dodgers’ rookie ball affiliate Ogden Raptors. In addition, Cordell Hipolito will be taking over as a manager in the Dominican Summer League.
Dodgers minor league coaching news: Travis Barbary (OKC), Scott Hennessey (Tulsa), Austin Chubb (RC), John Shoemaker (Great Lakes), Jair Fernandez (AZL), Danny Dorn (AZL) & Fumi Ishabashi (DSL) all return. Anthony Cappuccilli (Ogden) & Cordell Hipolito (DSL) are new managers.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) January 29, 2020
Full Coaching Staff
Here is the way the coaching staffs shake out:
Triple-A Oklahoma City
- Manager: Travis Barbary
- Pitching Coach: Bill Simas
- Hitting Coach: Manny Burriss
- Bench Coach: Mark Kertenian
- Manager: Scott Hennessey
- Pitching Coach: Dave Borkowski
- Hitting Coach: Brett Pill
- Coach: Jeremy Rodriguez
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga
- Manager: Austin Chubb
- Pitching Coach: Ryan Dennick
- Hitting Coach: Dustin Kelly
- Coach: Jason Bourgeois
Single-A Great Lakes
- Manager: John Shoemaker
- Pitching Coach: Stephanos Stroop
- Hitting Coach: Seth Conner
- Coach: Elian Herrera
- Manager: Anthony Cappucilli
- Pitching Coach: Dean Stiles
- Hitting Coach: Dylan Nasiatka
- Coach: Johan Garcia
Rookie-Level AZL Dodgers
- Managers: Jair Fernandez/Danny Dorn
- Pitching Coaches: Rob Ellis/Ramon Troncoso
- Hitting Coaches: Jarek Cunningham/Keith Beauregard/David Popkins
- Coaches: Chris Gutierrez/Pedro Montero
Dominican Summer League Dodgers
- Managers: Cordell Hipolito/Fumi Ishibashi
- Pitching Coaches: Andres Urbina/Roberto Giron/Hector Rodriguez
- Hitting Coaches: Sergio Mendez/Johermyn Chavez/Brady Conlan
- Coaches: Dunior Zerpa/Leury Bonilla
The Dodgers return seven familiar faces to lead the affiliates, as Travis Barbary (Oklahoma City), Scott Hennessey (Tulsa), Austin Chubb (Rancho Cucamonga), John Shoemaker (Great Lakes), Jair Fernandez (AZL Dodgers), Danny Dorn (AZL Dodgers) and Fumi Ishabashi (DSL Dodgers) all return to the helm, while new skippers Anthony Cappuccilli (Ogden), and Cordell Hipolito (DSL Dodgers) will all manage for the first time in Dodger organization.
The minor league affiliates finished the 2019 campaign with a .556 winning percentage (488-390) and five teams reaching the playoffs, while seven of nine clubs posted winning records. Following the trade deadline, MLB.com rated the Dodgers’ farm system as the third best in baseball. Dodger rookie Gavin Lux was named Baseball America’s 2019 Minor League Player of the Year. Lux, 21, became the third Dodger to win the award since its inception in 1981, joining Mike Marshall in 1981 and Paul Konerko in 1997.
Barbary enters his second season as the Triple-A Manager of Oklahoma City and 26th season with the Dodgers’ organization. Last season, he went 62-77 with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, finishing fourth in the Pacific Coast League Southern Division, while graduating Matt Beaty, Edwin Ríos, Kyle Garlick, Gavin Lux, Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May, Will Smith and Josh Sborz. He will be joined by Bill Simas (pitching coach), Manny Burriss (hitting) and Mark Kertenian (bench). Burriss, 35, enters his second season with the team after parts of seven seasons in the Major Leagues. The former first round pick (33rd overall) of the Washington Nationals in the 2006 First Year Player Draft out of Kent State University, played in 325 games and hit .237 with 96 runs scored and 42 RBI. Kertenian joins the club after spending last season as the Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga Manager where he led the team to the California League playoffs after posting an 81-57 record in the Southern Division.