Phils announce '16 player development staff

Phils announce '16 player development staff

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies announced their player development staff for 2016 on Tuesday.

There are no significant changes, with every manager returning. That includes Dave Brundage (Triple-A Lehigh Valley), Dusty Wathan (Double-A Reading), Greg Legg (Class A Advanced Clearwater), Shawn Williams (Class A Lakewood), Pat Borders (Class A Short-Season Williamsport) and Roly deArmas (Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Phillies).

The coordinator staff also remains intact: Doug Mansolino (field), Andy Tracy (hitting/assistant field), Rafael Chaves (pitching), Chris Truby (infield), Andy Abad (outfield/baserunning), Ernie Whitt (catching), Joe Rauch (athletic training/rehab) and Jason Meredith (strength & conditioning). Ray Burris will be the rehab pitching coach, and Carlos Arroyo remains the roving pitching coach.

Here is a look at the rest of the staff:

Lehigh Valley: Sal Rende returns as a coach. David Lundquist is the new pitching coach.

Reading: Frank Cacciatore will be Wathan's coach, while Steve Schrenk joins the staff as pitching coach.

Clearwater: Rob Ducey will be a coach. Aaron Fultz is the pitching coach.

Lakewood: Nelson Prada will be the coach, and Brian Sweeney will be the pitching coach.

Williamsport: Hector Berrios will be the pitching coach. Former Phillies assistant hitting coach John Mizerock will be a new coach for Williamsport. Mizerock will coach at Lehigh Valley until Williamsport's season begins in June.

GCL Phillies: Rafael DeLima and Eddie Dennis will coach. Hector Mercado rejoined the organization as the pitching coach. Mercado, a left-hander, pitched parts of the 2002 and '03 seasons for the Phillies.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.