Posted on 11. Mar, 2009 by in Dayton Dragons Baseball, General Baseball.


A very important part of a baseball players development takes place in the minor league system with minor league spring training and then the season.  It is never known how long a player will spend in the minors before getting a “cup of coffee” in the show, and a large number of them will not make it that long.  With six levels in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system, some players will spend about a year at each, while some will blitz right through the system to arrive at Great American Ballpark.

It can be said that every player is given a plethora of resources along the way to help prepare them for the next level and develop into a major league player.  The Reds have surrounded their organization with great coaches and staff members to help the players.  I wanted to take the chance to list some of the staff at all the six minor league levels and the rover instructors and coordinators that all lend a hand.  You should recognize a large number of these names.  If you would like, visit and type in the coaches name to some information and stats about their careers.
Louisville Bats
Manager- Rick Sweet
Hitting Coach-Adrian “Smokey” Garrett
Pitching Coach- Ted Power
Athletic Trainer- Thomas Vera
Carolina Mudcats
Manager- David Bell
Hitting Coach- Ryan Jackson
Pitching Coach- Tom Browning
Athletic Trainer- Jimmy Mattocks
Sarasota Reds
Manager- Joe Ayrault
Hitting Coach- Jorge Orta
Pitching Coach- Tom Brown
Athletic Trainer- Alfonso Flores
Dayton Dragons
Manager- Todd Benzinger
Hitting Coach- Tony Jaramillo
Pitching Coach- Rigo Beltran
Trainer- Tyler Steele
Strength Coach- Andrew Walters
Clubhouse Manager- Corey Brinn
Billings Mustangs
Manager- Julio Garcia
Hitting Coach- Delino DeShields
Pitching Coach- Bob Forsch
Trainer- Charles Leddon
Gulf Coast League Reds
Manager- Pat Kelly
Hitting Coach- Alex Pelaez
Pitching Coach- Tony Fossas
Trainer- Zach Gjestavang

Minor League Coordinators
Farm Director- Terry Reynolds
Assistant Farm Director- Paul Pierson
Field Coordinator- Freddie Benavides
Assistant Field Coordinator- Billy Doran
Hitting Coordinator- Ronnie Ortegon
Pitching Coordinator- Mack Jenkins
Outfield/Base running Coordinator- Darren Bragg
Bunting Coordinator- Ken Griffey Sr.
Director of Venezuela Academy- Nieves
Medical Coordinator- Richard Stark
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator- Sean Marohn

I can honestly say, that these are all great people, great to work with and have many years of experience.

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