Tony Beasley, Matt LeCroy stay put as Nationals announce 2013 minor league coaching staffs

December 14, 2012

The Nationals announced their 2013 minor league staffs this morning, holding steady with their managerial positions at the top two rungs of their system while moving up two others to higher levels.

Tony Beasley, at one point a candidate to coach third base for Washington, and former Nationals catcher Matt LeCroy will remain the managers at Class AAA Syracuse and Class AA Harrisburg. Both of their coaching staffs will remain intact, too.

The Nationals promoted Brian Daubach from Class A Hagerstown to Class A Potomac and moved Tripp Keister, the manager of their Gulf League League affiliate last year, to Hagerstown. Potomac’s manager in 2012, Brian Rupp, became the hitting coach at Hagerstown.

Beasley, LeCroy and Daubach are all highly thought of within the Nationals’ organization. All three may be considered as a successor to Manager Davey Johnson when he leaves the Nationals’ dugout following this season. Bench coach Randy Knorr is widely the favorite to follow Johnson.

The Nationals will also return coordinators Jeff Garber (infield), Bobby Henley (field), Spin Williams (pitching), Rick Schu (hitting) and Mark Grater (rehab). The Nationals previously announced Gary Thurman would take over as outfielder and baserunning coordinator for Tony Tarasco, who will serve as the Nationals’ first base coach this season.

Here’s the Nationals’ full roster of coaches for the 2013 season:

Class AAA Syracuse

Manager – Tony Beasley

Pitching – Greg Booker

Hitting – Troy Gingrich

Class AA Harrisburg

Manager – Matthew LeCroy

Pitching – Paul Menhart

Hitting – Eric Fox

Class A Potomac

Manager – Brian Daubach

Pitching – Chris Michalak

Hitting – Mark Harris

Class A Hagerstown

Manager – Tripp Keister

Pitching – Franklin Bravo

Hitting – Brian Rupp

Class A Auburn

Manager – Gary Cathcart

Pitching – Sam Narron

Hitting – Luis Ordaz

Gulf Coast League

Manager – Patrick Anderson

Pitching – Michael Tejera

Hitting – Amaury Garcia

Dominican Summer League

Manager – Sandy Martinez

Pitching – Pablo Frias

Hitting – Jorge Mejia

Coach – Emiliano Alcantara

Coach – Michael Moscat

Coordinators

Field Coordinator – Bobby Henley

Pitching Coordinator – Spin Williams

Hitting Coordinator – Rick Schu

Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator – Mark Grater

Infield Coordinator – Jeff Garber

Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator – Gary Thurman

Coordinator of Instruction – Gary Cathcart

Medical and Rehabilitation Coordinator – Mike McGowan

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator – Landon Brandes

Minor League Equipment Manager – Calvin Minasian

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.
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