Angels announce 2017 minor league development staffs

The Angels today named their minor league development and coaching staffs for the 2017 season in an announcement by Director of Minor League Operations Mike LaCassa.

The Angels will enter their 17th season affiliated with Triple-A Salt Lake and their first with Double-A Mobile. The club also opens its seventh campaign with Advanced-A Inland Empire and fifth season with the Burlington Bees of the Midwest League. The defending Pioneer League Champion Orem Owlz will begin their 13th year as an Angels affiliate. In 2017, the Angels will again field rookie teams in the Arizona Summer League (at the Tempe minor league complex since 2006) and the Dominican Summer League (in Boca Chica).

Following is a look at the Angels' 2017 Minor League Development Staff:

                   SALT LAKE (AAA)            
MANAGER            Keith Johnson                    
PITCHING COACH        Erik Bennett                
HITTING COACH        Lou Marson                        
TRAINER            Brian Reinker                
STRENGTH & COND.    Andrew Chappell                

                   MOBILE (AA)
MANAGER            Sal Fasano
PITCHING COACH       Buddy Carlyle
HITTING COACH       Ryan Barba
TRAINER               Matt Morrell
STRENGTH & COND.   Adam Auer

                   INLAND EMPIRE (A)
MANAGER            Chad Tracy
PITCHING COACH       Michael Wuertz
HITTING COACH       Brian Betancourth
TRAINER               Yusuke Takahashi
STRENGTH & COND.   Daniel Escobar

                   BURLINGTON (A)                                   
MANAGER            Adam Melhuse                            
PITCHING COACH        Jairo Cuevas                    
HITTING COACH        Travis Adair                           
CATCHING COACH        -                                                               
OUTFIELD COACH        -                                                               
TRAINER            Richard Gill                                   
STRENGTH & COND.    Adam Smith                                       

                   OREM (R)
MANAGER               Tom Nieto 
PITCHING COACH       Jonathan Van Eaton & Michael Burns
HITTING COACH       Matt Spring & Manny Del Campo
CATCHING COACH       -
OUTFIELD COACH       -
TRAINER               TBA
STRENGTH & COND.   TBA

                   TEMPE (R)
MANAGER               David Stapleton
PITCHING COACH       John Slusarz & Jordan Oseguera
HITTING COACH       Ray Olmedo & Nick Parent
CATCHING COACH       -
OUTFIELD COACH       -
TRAINER               Chris Wells
STRENGTH & COND.   Sergio Rojas

                   DOMINICAN (R)
MANAGER               Hector De La Cruz
PITCHING COACH       Jose Marte & Enrique Gonzalez
HITTING COACH       Alexis Gomez & Berbani Martinez
CATCHING COACH       Sandy Martinez
OUTFIELD COACH       Juan Zapata
TRAINER               Rafael Abreu
STRENGTH & COND.   Edinson Oviero & Chris Rodriguez
                    
DIRECTOR, MINOR LEAGUE OPERATIONS                    Mike LaCassa
DIRECTOR, BASEBALL DEVELOPMENT                        Mike Gallego
FIELD COORDINATOR                                    Jack Howell
COORDINATOR, LATIN AMERICAN OPERATIONS                Michael Noboa
PITCHING COORDINATOR (Upper Level)                    Pat Rice
PITCHING COORDINATOR (Lower Level)                    Jim Gott
PITCHING PROGRAMS COORIDNATOR                        Matt Wise
HITTING COORDINATOR                                Jeremy Reed
INFIELD COORDINATOR                                David Newhan
OUTFIELD COORDINATOR                                Jon Nunnally
CATCHING COORDINATOR                                Jose Molina
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT INFIELD COACH                    Bobby Knoop
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT CATCHING INSTRUCTOR                Bill Lachemann
MEDICAL COORDINATOR                                Geoff Hostetter
REHAB COACH                                        Kernan Ronan
PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR                            Ryan Crotin
MINOR LEAGUE EQUIPMENT MANAGER & AZ OPERATIONS        Brett Crane
MINOR LEAGUE VIDEO COORDINATOR                        Aaron Wiedeman