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Orioles Announce Minor League Coaches and Developmental Staff for 2024

The Orioles have announced their minor league coaches and player development staff assignments for the upcoming 2024 season. Three managers are returning to their roles, and two are moving on to new affiliates.

Orioles Announce Minor League Coaches and Developmental Staff for 2024

Triple-A Norfolk Tides

Buck Britton, Manager

Justin Ramsey, Pitching Coach

Mike Montville, Hitting Coach

Ramón Sambo, Fundamentals Coach

Joshua Rodrigues, Development Coach

Jon Medici, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Alan Rail, Head Athletic Trainer

Seth Ellanson, Assistant Athletic Trainer

The 2024 season will be Buck Britton’s third season as the manager of the Norfolk Tides. In 2023, the Tides had a 90-59 record and won both the International League and Triple-A National championships.


Double-A Bowie Baysox

Roberto Mercado, Manager

Austin Meine, Pitching Coach

Josh Bunselmeyer, Hitting Coach

Chase Sebby, Fundamentals Coach

Billy Facteau, Development Coach

Sam Sauer, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Julio Ibarra, Athletic Trainer

Roberto Mercado is taking over as the Bowie skipper in 2024 after two seasons as the manager for High-A Aberdeen IronBirds. He led the IronBirds to the South Atlantic League championship series in 2022 and won the Cal Ripken, Sr. Player Development Award.


High-A Aberdeen IronBirds

Felipe Rojas Alou Jr., Manager

Jordie Henry, Pitching Coach

Zack Cole, Hitting Coach

Charles Bolden, Fundamentals Coach

Ryan Goll, Development Coach

Chris Frosch, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tori Atencio, Athletic Trainer

Rojas Alou enters his third managerial season with High-A Aberdeen after two seasons as the skipper for Single-A Delmarva. The 2024 season will be his 17th with the Orioles organization.


Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds

Collin Woody, Manager

Andy Sadoski, Pitching Coach

Christian Poulsen, Hitting Coach

Daniel Fajardo, Fundamentals Coach

Calvin Christiansen, Developmental Coach

Juan Sanchez, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Griffin Pyott, Athletic Trainer

This will be Collin Woody’s first season as a manager. He spent two seasons as the fundamentals coach for the rookie-level FCL Orioles.


Florida Complex League

Christian Frias, Manager

Adam Bleday, Pitching Coach

Brandon Bailey, Pitching Coach

Teegan Leader, Hitting Coach

Julian González, Hitting Coach

Tim DeJohn, Fundamentals Coach

Landon Lassiter, Fundamentals Coach

Richard Cosgrove, Development Coach

Casey Day, Development Coach

Julio Diaz, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Gabe Sanchez, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sara Padilla, Athletic Trainer

Frias returns to Sarasota for his third season managing the rookie-level FCL Orioles.


Dominican Summer League

Chris Madera, Manager

Elbis Morel, Manager

Dioni Pascual, Pitching Coach

Bailey Vuylsteke, Pitching Coach

Jake Ratz, Hitting Coach

George Bell, Hitting Coach

Miguel Jabalera, Fundamentals Coach

Ramón Lubo, Fundamentals Coach

Nick Kropidlowski, Development Coach

Daniel Vargas, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Will Reichel, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Maggie Hunt, Athletic Trainer

McKenna Peterson, Athletic Trainer

Both Madera and Morel return as DSL managers. This will be Madera’s 14th season as a DSL manager and Morel’s fifth.


Player Development Staff

Matt Blood, Vice President, Player Development and Domestic Scouting

Kent Qualls, Director of Minor League Operations

Anthony Villa, Director of Player Development

Chris Holt, Director of Pitching

Ramón Alarcpón, Coordinator of Minor League Operations

Anaíma García, Education Coordinator

Matt Packer, Complex Coordinator of Instruction

Rancel Rosado, Dominican Academy Administrator

Samuel Vega, Latin American Field Coordinator

Jeff Kunkel, Minor League Field Coordinator

Joe Botelho, Manager of Player Development Technology and Initiatives

Jackson McDonnell, Manager of Player Development, Complexes

Brink Ambler, Lower-Level Hitting Coordinator

Sherman Johnson, Upper-Level Hitting Coordinator

Forrest Herrmann, Minor League Lower-Level Pitching Coordinator

Adam Schuck, Assistant Pitching Coordinator

Dave Schmidt, Rehab Pitching Coordinator

Anderson Tavarez, Latin America Pitching Coordinator

David Berry, Player Development Hitting Analyst

Scott Stansbury, Minor League Medical Coordinator

AJ Cano, International Medical Coordinator

Matt Hunter, Minor League Assistant Medical Coordinator

Byron Campbell, Minor League Physical Therapist

Rolando Rodriguez, Minor League Physical Therapist

Nick White, Head of Strength and Performance

Will Alli, Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Brandon Farish, Rehab Strength Coordinator and Conditioning Coordinator

Joey Mylott, Biomechanist

Alejandro Macario, Human Performance Coach

Diamyn Hall, Mental Skills Coach

Elena Gomez, DSL Teacher

Victoria Perez, DSL Teacher

Jake Parker, Minor League Equipment Manager

At the head of the Orioles farm system are Matt Blood and Kent Qualls. This will be Blood’s fifth season with the organization and Qualls’ 12th.


Photo Credit: © Patrick Oehler/Poughkeepsie Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC


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