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The Jays have a full staff in the minors again with a few names we have heard of before.  From Tim Raines to Stubby Clapp.

Via The Toronto Star, the Jays official site, the Bisons site, New Hampshire's site, Dunedin's site, Lansing's Site, and Vancouver's Site we now have...

AAA Buffalo: Marty Brown
AA New Hampshire: Gary Allenson
A Dunedin: Bobby Meacham
A Lansing: John Tamargo Jr.
A Vancouver: Clayton McCullough
Rk Bluefield: Dennis Holmberg
GCL: John Schneider

Tim Raines outfield and baserunning coordinator
Tim Leiper senior advisor
Mike Barnett hitting coordinator
Sal Fasano catching coordinator

Team Hitting Coaches...
AAA Buffalo:Jon Nunnally
AA New Hampshire: Richie Hebner
A Dunedin: Stubby Clapp
A Lansing: Kenny Graham
A Vancouver: Dave Pano

Team Pitching Coaches...
AAA Buffalo: Bob Stanley (correction from earlier)
AA New Hampshire: Tom Signore
A Dunedin: Darold Knowles
A Lansing: Vince Horsman
A Vancouver: Jim Czajkowski

AAA Buffalo: Voon Chong Athletic Trainer; Armando Gutierrez Strength and Conditioning Coach
AA New Hampshire: Bob Tarpey Athletic Trainer ; Brian Pike Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
A Lansing: Drew MacDonald Athletic Trainer
A Vancouver: Reggie Mungrue Trainer

Any others that are known who I've missed? Any other minor league updates?

Edit: Summary via the Jays website (thanks hypobole).
LevelManagerHittingPitchingTrainerOther Coaches
Majors John Gibbons Chad Mottola Pete Walker -- Dwayne Murphy (1B), Luis Rivera (3B), DeMarlo Hale (bench), Pat Hentgen (bullpen), Alex Andreopoulos (bullpen CA)
AAA Marty Brown Jon Nunnally Bob Stanley Voon Chong Armando Guitierrez
AA Gary Allenson Richie Hebner Tom Signore Bob Tarpey Brian Pike
A+ (Dunedin) Bobby Meacham Stubby Clapp Darold Knowles Shawn McDermott --
A (Lansing) John Tamargo Jr. Kenny Graham Vince Horsman Drew MacDonald --
As (Vancouver) Clayton McCullough Dave Pano Jim Czajkowski Reggie Mungrue --
Ra (Bluefield) Dennis Holmberg -- Antonio Caceres Julian Varela --
R (GCL) John Schneider Paul Elliott Dave Williams Jon Woodworth Danny Solano, Guillermo Martinez
R (DSL) Cesar Martin Guadalupe Javalera Hector Eduardo/Oswald Peraza Julian Varela Julio Germosen, Rene Garcia, Sergio Mendez, Jose Mateo
Roving -- Mike Barnett Dane Johnson -- Rich Miller (senior), Mike Mordecai (IF), Tim Raines (OF/running), Sal Fasano (CA), Rick Langford (rehab P), Omar Malave (Latin), Jeff Stevenson (rehab coord)
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Original Ryan - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 10:15 AM EST (#267776) #
Small correction: The pitching coach in Buffalo is Bob Stanley.
whiterasta80 - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 11:08 AM EST (#267777) #
Did Fasano ask for this assignment (i.e. maybe he has some personal stuff going on)? Otherwise that seems like an unwarranted demotion to me.
Mike Green - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 11:55 AM EST (#267778) #
Seeing Bob Stanley's name made me think back to the 1978 Red Sox.  Stanley, of course, had a pitching line which looks totally bizarre from a 2013 perspective: 141 IP, 52 appearances, 3 starts, 35 games finished, 15-2 and 10 saves (to lead the team), 142 hits, 34 walks and 38 strikeouts. 

You'd figure that the Sox had a great offence, what with Rice, Lynn, Evans and Fisk in their primes, but it was actually pretty mediocre.  They were 2nd in the league in runs scored, but they got a big boost from Fenway.  The club went .244/.310/.375 on the road.  The starting pitching was very, very good, with Eckersley, Torrez, Tiant and Bill Lee all pitching well to very well.  When one is evaluating the Hall of Fame case for Tiant, you might think that he went 13-8 with a 3.31 ERA for the 1978 Sox and so that wasn't a very good year, even for a 37 year old.  But it was. 

Ryan Day - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 12:35 PM EST (#267779) #
In a way, Fasano's position seems like a demotion. On the other hand, it may be a preferable position to spending the entire season riding on minor league buses. IIRC, Pat Hentgen was a roving pitching coach for a year or two before joining the big league coaching squad, so it doesn't necessarily mean anything for his future prospects.

It also can't be considered too much of a demotion when you're in the same category as Tim Raines.
John Northey - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 01:54 PM EST (#267780) #
Thanks Original Ryan - I wondered how it could be Mike Stanley but figured catchers could become pitching coaches in certain cases.  Bob Stanley makes a lot more sense and he is listed as the coach once I double checked.

As to Fasano, I'd figure roving throughout the system would be a good position vs a manager as it gives him a chance to check all levels and all players (at least all catchers).  Might be a way to get him familiar with the entire organization for future possibilities.  Hopefully he sticks around as  he seems like a fun guy to have around.

I found it interesting that the athletic trainer was listed for Vancouver on up through the system with the exception of Dunedin but I suspect there is one there too just not listed online.  A smart move as I know I'd want trainers for each team...heck, for each player to have their own if possible.

hypobole - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 02:03 PM EST (#267781) #
I notice Mike Mordecai (who seemed to do some terrific work with Lawrie) is missing, plus others. Here is the best link with complete lists of Player Development, Scouts, Minor League personnel and much more.
China fan - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 02:08 PM EST (#267782) #
Gary Allenson played 14 games for the Jays in 1985. I don't remember that at all. (Maybe because his OPS in those games was .265.) But he's also got 18 years of managerial experience, so he's doing something right.
John Northey - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 06:23 PM EST (#267783) #
Thanks for the link hypobole.  Saw the articles in the papers and thought it would be interesting to look at the lists but never thought the Jays site would list all the minor league details.  I'll update the info above.
hypobole - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 09:16 PM EST (#267784) #
Glad to help, John.

Don't know if anyone else noticed, or thinks it as excellent rolling off the tongue, but I'm already a fan of the DSL Jays hitting coach - Guadalupe Javalera.
smcs - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 10:59 PM EST (#267785) #
How long has Joe Sheehan been a Baseball Information Analyst for the Jays? Or is it a different Joe Sheehan?
Original Ryan - Tuesday, January 08 2013 @ 11:39 PM EST (#267786) #
It's a different Joe Sheehan.
Mike Forbes - Wednesday, January 09 2013 @ 02:20 AM EST (#267787) #
Didn't see it mentioned in here, so, Justin Jackson is being converted into a pitcher via his Twitter account. He was touching 95mph last year according to himself. Could be interesting to see him develop.
Richard S.S. - Wednesday, January 09 2013 @ 03:15 AM EST (#267788) #
Sal Fasano was on the Jeff Blair Show and spoke about his new assignment. "For the first time in 28 years ..." He could go home to Chicago in the summertime and spend some time there.
John Northey - Wednesday, January 09 2013 @ 07:04 AM EST (#267790) #
Makes sense that some ex-players after years of playing/coaching and living series to series would want a break from the grind.  Hopefully it helps Fasano get to a full charge and should help the catchers throughout the system.
joeblow - Wednesday, January 09 2013 @ 12:31 PM EST (#267798) #
I don't get the roving instructor role. Is it a full time job? What are the logistics? This always seemed to be partially a figurehead role. Guys who would show in spring training for a few weeks then a few days during the season. If the Jays are getting more serious about this role, it could be a competitive advantage. There are probably teams who have been doing this the same way for decades.
Gerry - Wednesday, January 09 2013 @ 03:24 PM EST (#267805) #

The roving instructor is a full time job, but it does allow for more home time than if you are attached to a team.

Managers and coaches spend half their time in their home city and half on the road.  Depending on one's family situation you may not see much of your family in-season.  If your wife works, or if your kids are older and maybe playing ball themselves, you might only see them a couple of times per season.  If you can get a job close to your home base it helps.  Fasano's family is in Chicago and no Jays team is near there.  Pete Walker was a coach two years ago for the Fisher Cats.  Walker's family lives in Connecticut, I believe.  Several of the road trips in the EL go into Connecticut and in any event it is not a long drive from New Hampshire to CT.

The minor league roving instructors have a responsibility to all teams.  They usually head to a team and stay for 4-5 days, then leave.  In that time they will observe and instruct players relevant to their area, in Fasano's case the catchers.  But after the 4-5 days they often return home for a couple of days before heading out again.  From April to mid-June (9-10 weeks) Fasano has six groups to cover... the 4 teams, extended spring and the DSL.  He would likely go home for a week after spring training, then spend the next 8 weeks rotating around the six groups.  He may make 2 trips to the higher profile guys like Jimenez and Nessy.

Then in June the roving guys would be in Dunedin to orient the new players.  For July and August the instructors have eight teams to cover, enough time for one visit to each team perhaps.


There is also a looser ambassador type role where the guys go to spring training and then from time to time head out as requested to see teams or players.  Cito Gaston, George Bell and Tony Fernandez have had these roles.  You typically see them in spring training and maybe doing some orientation with new players, such as DSL players, and maybe if requested with a specific player.  But that is a much lesser time commitment.

Richard S.S. - Wednesday, January 09 2013 @ 07:27 PM EST (#267820) #
At present, the top catching studs in the minors are A.J. Jimenez and Santiago Nessy, with no one else even in that consideration.   Sal Fasano's job is to aid in developing the top catchers and building the next wave. 
Magpie - Friday, January 11 2013 @ 01:14 AM EST (#267887) #
This always seemed to be partially a figurehead role.

Nah, you're thinking of the spring training guest instructors. Even those guys aren't figure-heads - there are so many bodies on hand in the spring that it's useful to have some extra instructors around. Some of those extra instructors have no interest in a full-time coaching gig. They don't need the money, they don't want to ride buses. But they quite enjoy spending a few weeks in Florida and working with young players.

But for Fasano, this is being described as a promotion.
92-93 - Friday, January 11 2013 @ 11:28 AM EST (#267897) #
I know it's being deemed as a promotion for Fasano but I'm a little suspicious of the situation considering that Kevin Gray has been adamant for months that Fasano wasn't returning as a manager. Then again Gray scheduled the Darvish press conference for 9:30 so who knows.
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