Nationals Announce 2012 Minor League Staff

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2012 season. Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone, Director of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Minor League Operations Mark Scialabba made the joint announcements.


The Nationals promoted two managers within their system, elevating Tony Beasley from Double-A Harrisburg to Triple-A Syracuse and Matthew LeCroy from Single-A Potomac to Harrisburg.


In addition to those managerial changes, Washington welcomes two new managers to its chain. Brian Rupp, who spent the previous eight seasons as a coach or manager in the Royals’ system, will manage Potomac. Tripp Keister will skipper the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Nationals after spending 16 seasons as a coach at the collegiate level.


Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs


Short-Season Single-A Auburn Doubledays

[International League]


[New-York Penn League]

Manager - Tony Beasley


Manager - Gary Cathcart

Pitching - Greg Booker


Pitching - TBD

Hitting - Troy Gingrich


Hitting - Luis Ordaz


Double-A Harrisburg Senators


Rookie-Level GCL Nationals

[Eastern League]


[Gulf Coast League]

Manager - Matthew LeCroy


Manager - Tripp Keister

Pitching - Paul Menhart


Pitching - Michael Tejera

Hitting - Eric Fox


Hitting - Amaury Garcia


Single-A Potomac Nationals


Rookie-Level DSL Nationals

[Carolina League]


[Dominican Summer League]

Manager – Brian Rupp


Manager - Sandy Martinez

Pitching - Chris Michalak


Pitching - Pablo Frias

Hitting - Marlon Anderson


Hitting - Jorge Mejia


Coach - Emiliano Alcantara

Single-A Hagerstown Suns


[South Atlantic League]


Manager - Brian Daubach


Pitching - Franklin Bravo


Hitting - Mark Harris




Field Coordinator - Bobby Henley

Pitching Coordinator - Spin Williams

Hitting Coordinator - Rick Schu

Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator - Mark Grater

Infield Coordinator - Jeff Garber

Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator - Tony Tarasco

Coordinator of Instruction - Gary Cathcart

Medical and Rehabilitation Coordinator - Steve Gober

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Landon Brandes

Minor League Equipment Manager - Calvin Minasian