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Chicago White Sox set their 2023 player development staff, which includes Simeon grad Blake Hickman – Boston Herald


The Chicago White Sox announced their 2023 player development assignments Tuesday.

Justin Jirschele (Triple-A Charlotte), Lorenzo Bundy (Double-A Birmingham), Guillermo Quiroz (Class-A Winston-Salem), Patrick Leyland (Class-A Kannapolis) and Danny González (Arizona Complex League Sox) will manage the affiliates in 2023.

Jirschele (Birmingham in 2022), Bundy (Winston-Salem), Quiroz (Kannapolis) and Leyland (ACL Sox) each received promotions from last season. González, a development coach in 2022, makes his professional managerial debut.

Returning coordinators include Doug Sisson (field), Everett Teaford (pitching), Andy Barkett (hitting), Ryan Newman (infield and coach development) and Julio Mosquera (catching). J.R. Perdew, a longtime pitching instructor, is a pitching advisor.

Former White Sox players serving as coaches and instructors include Nicky Delmonico (Birmingham hitting coach), Danny Farquhar (Birmingham pitching coach) and Donnie Veal (assistant pitching coordinator).

Blake Hickman, a graduate of the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program and Simeon, will make his professional coaching debut as the Kannapolis pitching coach. He pitched in 50 minor-league games with the Sox from 2017-18 and is the first ACE player to coach for the organization.

­“The group we have assembled to help lead and develop our minor league players, from coordinators to managers and coaches, is as strong of a group as we have had here with diverse backgrounds and high level experience,” assistant general manager/player development Chris Getz said in a statement.

“We have had a productive offseason with multiple in-person camps and a successful rollout and execution of our new strength and conditioning program. We are well positioned to hit the ground running next month and will continue our goal of getting the most out of our players in preparation for playing in Chicago.”

Here is the entire breakdown of Tuesday’s announcement.

Player development staff

  • Assistant General Manager/Player Development: Chris Getz
  • Director of Minor League Administration: Kathy Potoski
  • Assistant Director, Player Development: Kenny Williams Jr.
  • Assistant Director, Baseball Operations: Graham Harboe
  • Manager, Player Development/International Operations: Grant Flick
  • Assistant, Player Development/Video: Jack Larimer
  • Biomechanical Analyst: C.J. Gearhart
  • Manager, Player Development Latin America Operations: Louis Silverio
  • Manager, International Player Development/Education: Erin Santana

Player development instructors/rovers

  • Field Coordinator: Doug Sisson
  • Pitching Coordinator: Everett Teaford
  • Assistant Pitching Coordinator: Matt Zaleski
  • Assistant Pitching Coordinator: Donnie Veal
  • Pitching Advisor: J.R. Perdew
  • Hitting Coordinator: Andy Barkett
  • Assistant Hitting Coordinator: Danny Santin
  • Infield Coordinator/Coach Development: Ryan Newman
  • Catching Coordinator: Julio Mosquera
  • Assistant Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Mike Daniel
  • Rehab Pitching Coach: Michael Bradshaw
  • Hitting Initiatives: Devin DeYoung
  • Minor League Performance Coordinator: Gage Crosgrove
  • Assistant Minor League Performance Coordinator: Sergio Rojas

Medical staff

  • Medical Coordinator: Scott Takao
  • Physical Therapist Coordinator: Brooks Klein
  • Minor League Physical Therapist: Katie Stone
  • Minor League Physical Therapist: Evan Jurjevic
  • Sports Psychologist: Dr. Rob Seifer
  • Nutritionists: Danielle Mach and Christine Jordhamo

Arizona operations

  • Facility Manager: Joe Lachcik
  • Minor League Clubhouse and Equipment Manager: Dan Flood
  • Assistant Minor League Clubhouse Manager: Bryant Biasotti

Triple-A Charlotte

  • Manager: Justin Jirschele
  • Assistant Pitching Coordinator/Pitching Coach: Matt Zaleski
  • Hitting Coach: Cameron Seitzer
  • Trainer: Hyeon Kim
  • Performance Coach: George Timke

Double-A Birmingham

  • Manager: Lorenzo Bundy
  • Pitching Coach: Danny Farquhar
  • Hitting Coach: Nicky Delmonico
  • Trainer: Jeremy Kneebusch
  • Performance Coach: Dan Morrison

Class A Winston-Salem

  • Manager: Guillermo Quiroz
  • Pitching Coach: John Ely
  • Hitting Coach: Jason Krizan
  • Trainer: Carson Wooten
  • Performance Coach: Logan Jones

Class A Kannapolis

  • Manager: Patrick Leyland
  • Pitching Coach: Blake Hickman
  • Hitting Coach: Charlie Romero
  • Trainer: AJ Smith
  • Performance Coach: Juan Maldonado

Arizona Complex League White Sox

  • Manager: Danny González
  • Bench Coach/Hitting Coach: Mike Gellinger
  • Pitching Coach: Drew Hasler
  • Hitting Coach: Gerardo Olivares
  • Fundamentals Coach: Ángel Rosario
  • Trainer: Scott Johnson
  • Trainer: Chaerin Yeom
  • Performance Coach/Rehab: Daniel Cobian

Dominican Republic Academy/DSL White Sox

  • Field Coordinator/Hitting Coach: Julio Bruno
  • Manager, Complex Operations: Wellington Morrobel
  • Administrative Assistant: Carolina Santos
  • Infield Coach: Guillermo Reyes
  • Manager: Anthony Núñez
  • Pitching Coach: José Brito
  • Assistant Hitting Coach/Catching Coach: Moisés Núñez
  • Assistant Coach: Ángel González
  • Performance Coach: Fran Bautista
  • Assistant Performance Coach: Carlos Javier
  • Trainer: Gusvato De La Cruz
  • Video Coordinator: Miguel Pérez



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