Minor League Baseball coaching staffs have been announced! Today, I've got a closer look at the squads who will be developing the next batch of Cubs.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans A-
Buddy Bailey: Manager
Bailey has been in minor league baseball for a whopping 33 seasons. He has a minor league managerial record of 2,228-2,095 (.515). Hey joined the Daytona Cubs in 2006, and has been with the organization ever since.
Clayton Mortensen: Pitching Coach
Mortensen had an MLB record of 6-11, pitching in the big leagues from 2009-2013 for the Cardinals, Athletics, Rockies, and Red Sox.
Dan Puente: Hitting Coach
Puente worked on staff at Elite Baseball, and was a former Baltimore Orioles draft pick in 2004. He served as an associate scout for the Houston Astros from 2008-2012.
South Bend Cubs A+
Michael Ryan: Manager
Ryan managed 7 seasons in the Pirates organization, and is new to the Cubs. He had 149 games in the big leagues for the Twins and Angels.
Tony Cougoule: Pitching Coach
Cougoule joined the Cubs in 2020. He has no professional baseball experience, but was a pitching coach for Westmont College for 10 years.
Paul McAnulty: Hitting Coach
McAnulty was the hitting coach for SB when they won their MDW league championship in 2019. He appeared in 5 MLB seasons
Eric Patterson: Assistant Hitting Coach
Corey Patterson's brother, who had 5 years of MLB experience. This is his second year as a minor league coach.
Tennessee Smokies AA
Mark Johnson: Manager
Johnson was a big league catcher, appearing in 10 years as a backup catcher. He was drafted by the White Sox in 1994, then was with them through 2002. He joined the Cubs minor league staff in 2011
Jamie Vermilyea: Pitching Coach
A former Blue Jays prospect, he threw an MiLB perfect game in 2004. He has been with the Cubs since 2019
Chad Allen: Hitting Coach
Played in the big legues from 1999-2005, he also spent a season in Japan in 2007. He was a part of the USA Olympic baseball team in 1996.
Will Remilard: Assistant Hitting Coach
Remilard played minor league baseball for the Cubs from 2014-2018. He is only 28.
Iowa Cubs AAA
Marty Pevey: Manager
He has been with the Iowa cubs for 9 seasons, and 13 overall as a Cub. His 9 seasons with Iowa represent the most one coach ahs remained with the same team on my list.
Ron Villone: Pitching Coach
You might recognize him, as he pitched for 12 teams across 14 MLB seasons. Villone was a first round pick for the Mariners in 1992. He joined Cubs staff in 2012.
Desi Wilson: Hitting Coach
Desi played for the Giants in 1996, and the Hanshin tigers in 1998. He was a career .312 hitter in the minors. He joined the Cubs in 2009.