2019 Staff includes PJ Phillips, 2017 Pacific Association Championship Manager, Cole Bumbales, 2019 Assistant Coach to Vallejo, as well as our Player Developer Carlos Lezcano, with 25+ years baseball experience in the MiLB and Indy Ball.
Former AAA Player and 3rd year Vallejo Admirals Manager PJ Phillips has been on board thru the last 2 years for Florida and the Full Road Warrior Tour. PJ helps evaluate and give honest scouting reports to coaches and Managers on the Tour and throughout the year to help us promote the most players in the USA.
Dennis Pelfrey and Brian White returned from the Florence Freedom Staff from the Dallas area, as well as Assistant Coach Mike Morris in the Cincinatti Area. They are coming off their 2nd Championship Run in the Frontier League and helped us sign 3 of our players to MLB Clubs in 2019 and 4 in the past 2 years.
2020 Will be Joe Torre’s 3rd year scouting for the Gary Southshore Railcats and Schaumburg Boomers and in 2020, Alain Quijano , Railcats Pitching Coach will be in on the action as well.
MLB Affiliates Include Anthony Santiago with the Chicago White Sox (Latin/Cultural Development Coordinator), Chad Rhodes (Rehab Pitching Coach) with the Miami Marlins and David Scrivines with the Boston Red Sox (Head Indy Scout) who help us evaluate and develop talent.
413 Transactions Facilitated in 2019-2018
Players promoted to top 4 Leagues or MiLB in 2019= 24
47 Teams in the past 2 years have signed our players (NOT including the Pecos League) but including 5 MLB Clubs and 5 Atlantic League Clubs.
25+ teams have played us in Spring Training , 21 in the top 4 leagues in the USA.
In 2009, Joe played for the Riccione Dolphins in the Serie A2 Division in Italy. In 2012, Joe went from being a player-coach with the Roswell Invaders in the Pecos League to being the 1st base and bench coach for the El Paso Diablos, working over 100 games between the Pecos and under former Major Leaguers Tim Johnson, Carlos Lezcano and Oscar Suarez.
Joe was the Northeast Advisor to the Baltimore Orioles under International Scouting Director Fred Ferreira from 2013 to 2014.
In 2017 Coached 1b and 3B for the Pittsburg Diamonds and has been promoting players from the Pacific Association since 2015.
In 2019 played and consulted for the Vallejo Admirals.
2020 Will be Joe’s 3rd year Consulting for the Gary Southshore Rail Cats and Schaumburg Boomers
Carlos last managed the Joplin Blasters of the American Association in 2015. Carlos has over 20 years of managerial experience including 1,012 victories and a winning percentage of .525 in affiliated baseball where he managed for Seattle, San Francisco, Milwaukee and San Diego. He also managed in the Mexican League and the Puerto Rican Winter League. He recently also Coached in the California and Arizona Winter Leagues as an Indy Manager.
Lezcano will help coordinate with the Latin players as well on the trip, and is in his 5th year with Joe Torre and the Black Sox.
Manager Dennis Pelfrey is the Manager for the Florence Freedom that plays in the Frontier League. Pelfrey's career spans from four seasons coaching for the Gary South Shore RailCats under Veteran Indy Pro Manager Greg Tagert (which included a 2013 American Association Championship) to playing six seasons of professional baseball, the majority of those seasons in The Frontier League from 1999-2004, and after a Collegiate career at Northwood University - Texas. Pelfrey not only brings his vast baseball knoweldge, but he also trains the athletes on the mindset of playing winning baseball, from a player's and an Indy Manager's standpoint.
Anthony Santiago, Chicago White Sox
Latin/Cultural Development Coordinator: Anthony Santiago
This is cool! This is a new job, or at least, a new job title. Anthony is the younger brother of Hector Santiago, former White Sox and current Twins screwballer, and was signed by the Sox in 2012. While his pitching career didn’t last, the Sox clearly saw something in him and retained him as a coach. He’s only 27 years old, but the players that come out of Latin America are often much younger than that, so he’ll be able to relate to them well. It’s nice to see the Sox try to take a more involved role with this.
Link to career stats: http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=623968#/career/R/pitching/2014/ALL