On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals named their coaching staffs for the minor leagues and also announced their player development & medical personnel for the 2022 season.
The Triple-A affiliate Memphis Redbirds will be managed by Ben Johnson who returns for his fourth season, and he’ll be joined by Dernier Orozco as the pitching coach & Brandon Allen as the hitting coach.
The Double-A, Springfield Cardinals will bring back Jose Leger to manage the club, Darwin Marrero as pitching coach & Tyger Pederson the hitting coach.
Also returning to their managerial roles are Roberto Espinosa (Florida Complex League) and Fray Peniche (Dominican Summer League).
New managers within the organization include Patrick Anderson for the High-A Peoria Chiefs & Gary Kendall at Low-A Palm Beach Cardinals.
A favorite amongst Cardinals fans, Jose Oquendo will serve as Coordinator of Instruction with Tim Leveque coming back named senior pitching instructor & Russ Steinhorn as hitting coordinator.
Also announced were former St. Louis Cardinals Jason Isringhausen & Ryan Ludwick who will be serving as special advisors for the organization.
The following is the entire list of announced minor league staffs & player development assignments for the St. Louis Cardinals 2022 season.
Memphis – Ben Johnson manager, Dernier Orozco pitching coach, Brandon Allen, hitting coach
Springfield – Jose Leger manager, Darwin Marrero pitching coach, Tyger Pederson hitting coach
Peoria – Patrick Anderson manager, Edwin Moreno pitching coach, Willi Martin hitting coach
Palm Beach – Gary Kendall manager. Giovanni Carrara pitching coach, Kedeem Octave hitting coach
Complex League – Roberto Espinosa manager, Rick Harig pitching coach, Bernard Gilkey hitting coach
DSL – Frey Peniche manager, BillyVillanueva pitching coach, Erick Almonte hitting coach
Coordinator of Instruction – José Oquendo
Senior Minor League Pitching Coordinator – Tim Leveque
Minor League Hitting Coordinator – Russ Steinhorn
Asst. Minor League Pitching Coordinator – Dean Kiekhefer
Jupiter Complex Pitching Coordinator – Rick Harig
Asst. Minor League Hitting Coordinator – Daniel Nicolaisen
Medical Coordinator – Chris Whitman
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator – Frank Witkowski
Rehabilitation Coordinator – Victor Kuri
Performance Specialist Rehab – TBD
Technology Integration – DC MacLea
Performance Specialist – Ross Hasegawa
D.R. Medical Coordinator – Pedro
Trainers & Strength/Conditioning Coaches:
Memphis – Dan Martin & Jacqueline Gover
Springfield – Alex Wolfinger & Don Trapp
Peoria – Paden Eveland & Ryan Duffy
Palm Beach – Jeff Case & Campbell Quirk
Florida Complex League – Kiomy Martinez-Ortiz & Grace Cullen
DSL – Riku Shabata, Elvis Hernandez & Gerardo DeLeon
Memphis – Ben Tricket
Springfield – Adam Harband
Peoria – Austin Schied
Palm Beach – Brady Hall
Florida Complex League – Christina Whitlock
DSL – Gabriel Corporan