The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the members of their 2016 development staff. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Player Development, Larry Broadway.
Tom Prince, who served as the manager at Double-A Altoona last season, has been named the organization's Minor League Field Coordinator. Kimera Bartee (outfield/baserunning coordinator), Gary Green (infielder coordinator), Scott Mitchell (pitching coordinator), Larry Sutton (hitting coordinator) and Dave Turgeon (coordinator of instruction) will also return in the same roles from this past season.
Gera Alvarez will continue to be the organization's Dominican Summer League Academy coordinator and will be joined by Amaury Telemaco, who will return as the Latin American pitching coordinator. Tom Filer, who served the organization as the pitching coach with Single-A West Virginia of the New York-Penn League and as an assistant pitching coordinator in 2015, will return in his role as an assistant pitching coordinator for the 2016 campaign. Former Pirate outfielder Andy Barkett has returned to the organization and will serve as an assistant hitting coordinator.
Jamey Carroll, Grady Little and Kevin Young will return to their positions as Special Assistants, Baseball Operations. They will be joined by Scott Elarton, who served the organization as pitching coach for Single-A Bradenton in 2015.
Woody Huyke will begin his 47th year as a member of the Pirates organization and returns in his role as senior advisor, player development. Mike Lum will return in the same capacity as a senior advisor, player development as well as Luis Silverio, who serves as the organization's senior advisor, Latin American operations.