On January 18th, the Texas Rangers announced the 2023 coaching staffs for each of their Minor League affiliates. There seems to be more turnover and new faces than has been seen in previous seasons as the team looks to get on track with player development to be able to sustain long-term success in the seasons to come.

For starters, Triple-A Manager, Matt Hagen and Double-A Manager, Jared Goedert, each left in January to pursue opportunities outside of baseball. Goedert led the Frisco RoughRiders to their first Texas League Championship since 2004. From my understanding, their departure came as a bit of a surprise. The assumption is that they both would have been back otherwise.

Triple-A Round Rock Express 2023 coaching staff

Manager: Doug Davis

Pitching Coach: Dave Borkowski

Bullpen Coach: Demetre Kokoris

Hitting Coach: Matt Lawson

Bench Coach: Chase Lambin

Development Coach: Josh Johnson

Athletic Trainer: Will Whitehead

Strength & Conditioning: Wade Lamont

Double-A Frisco RoughRiders 2023 coaching staff

Manager: Carlos Cardoza

Pitching Coach: Josh Zeid

Hitting Coach: Ryan Tuntland

Bench Coach: Tripp Keister

Development Coach: Kawika Emsley-Pai

Athletic Trainer: Yuichi Takizawa

Strength & Conditioning: Jon Nazarko

High-A Hickory Crawdads 2023 coaching staff

Manager: Chad Comer

Pitching Coach: Jon Goebel

Hitting Coach: Drew Sannes

Development Coach: Jay Sullenger

Development Coach: Justin Jacobs

Athletic Trainer: Derrick Decker

Strength & Conditioning: Andru Cardenas

Low-A Down East Wood Ducks 2023 coaching staff

Manager: Carlos Maldonado

Pitching Coach: Julio Valdez

Hitting Coach: Brian Pozos

Development Coach: Nick Janssen

Development Coach: Ruben Sosa

Athletic Trainer: Neal Ori

Strength & Conditioning: Brett Platts

AZL Rangers 2023 coaching staff

Manager: Guilder Rodriguez

Bench Coach: Kevin Torres

Pitching Coach: Thomas St. Clair

Pitching Coach: Jose Jaimes

Hitting Coach: Tyler Wolfe

Hitting Coach: Eli Orona

Development Coach: Mark Peterson

Development Coach: Shinji Kurano

Development Coach: Matt Ellmyer

Coaching Apprentice: Kayla Baptista

Athletic Trainer: Margarita Corrizalez

Athletic Trainer: Michael Theile

Strength & Conditioning: Adam Noel

Strength & Conditioning: Ed Yong

DSL Rangers 2023 coaching staff

Manager: Elevys Gonzalez

Pitching Coach: Ricardo Valencia

Hitting Coach: Dan Padilla

Hitting Coach: Eugene Kingsdale

Hitting Coach: Wiltton Vera’s

Development Coach: Alexis Infante

Development Coach: Jesus Ovalles

Development Coach: Francisco Santiesteban

Athletic Trainer: Wilquin Ortega

Athletic Trainer: Garrett Enders

Strength & Conditioning: Danny Mendoza

Strength & Conditioning: Jose Rosa

Coordinators 2023

Field/Infield: Kenny Holmberg

Pitching Coordinator: Jordan Tiegs

Pitch Design Specialist: Brendan Sagara

Director Hitting: Cody Atkinson

Catching Coordinator: Garrett Kennedy

Performance Director: Napoleon Pichardo

Asst. Performance Director: Logan Frandsen

Medical Coordinator: Alex Rodriguez

Video Coordinator: Hunter Schneider

Full Season Hitting Coordinator: Eric Dorton

The Rangers organization has been criticized in recent years for their lack of development and inability to sustain success, and these changes to the coaching staffs are a clear indication that the team is looking to address those issues.

The Rangers hope that with new leadership and a renewed focus on player development, they will be able to produce more major league-ready talent and help the team to compete for years to come.