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The full slate of managers for 2020’s postponed MiLB season are back for 2021

Chicago White Sox Taxi Squad Workout
Garrett Crochet of the Chicago White Sox speaks with White Sox director of player development Chris Getz during an MLB taxi squad workout on July 30, 2020 at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, Ill.
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With a season on the horizon, ill-advisedly starting on time, the White Sox have announced their full staff roster.

Highlighting the bunch is a promotion for Chris Getz, who is now the assistant GM of the White Sox. (Hey, did you know Kenny Williams Jr. is Getz’s top player development assistant?)

Nothing has otherwise changed from the slate of organizational managers who were hired for 2020.

Here’s the full copyedited text of the White Sox release:

WHITE SOX ANNOUNCE 2021 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT STAFF

Chris Getz Promoted To Assistant General Manager/Player Development

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox have announced their player development staff and assignments for the 2021 season under Chris Getz, who has been promoted to assistant general manager/player development. Getz enters his fifth year overseeing the organization’s minor-league operations and player development system. He served as director of player development from 2017-20.

Wes Helms (Class AAA Charlotte), Justin Jirschele (Class AA Birmingham), Ryan Newman (Class A Winston-Salem), Guillermo Quiroz (Class A Kannapolis) and Ever Magallanes (Arizona Rookie League White Sox) will serve as the organization’s managers in 2021. All five were slated to lead their respective clubs in 2020 prior to the cancellation of the minor-league season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Helms and Quiroz will make their managerial debuts in the White Sox system, while Jirschele (three seasons), Newman (nine) and Magallanes (three) are returning managers.

“After a challenging 2020, we are looking forward to and anticipating a season of development across the entire organization,” Getz says. “The White Sox are very fortunate to have terrific existing relationships in place with all four of our potential affiliates, and we are excited for the eventual return to some type of normalcy in the player development and affiliate world. I am very pleased with the staff we have in place, as we look forward to getting up and running to full speed as soon as conditions allow.”

Everett Teaford will serve as the pitching coordinator after being named to the role prior to the 2020 season. He worked as the assistant pitching coordinator in 2019. J.R. Perdew will be the assistant pitching coordinator, while former White Sox pitcher Donnie Veal will work as the rehab pitching coach based in Arizona.

Other coordinators returning to the organization include Doug Sisson (field, outfield and baserunning), John Orton (catching) and Ryan Johansen (assistant hitting).

As previously announced, Player Development License invitations have been sent to Charlotte, Birmingham, Winston-Salem and Kannapolis, pending the completion of the new player development system approval process. Further updates about the acceptance of license invitations and finalized details about the minor-league and affiliate structure will be issued by Major League Baseball in the coming weeks.

Below are the full minor league team staffs, released by the White Sox. Notable names include Danny Farquhar as pitching coach at Winston-Salem, and Jim Leyland’s son, Patrick, as the bench coach at Kannapolis.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT STAFF

  • Assistant General Manager/Player Development: Chris Getz
  • Senior Director of Minor League Operations: Grace Guerrero Zwit
  • Assistant Director, Player Development: Kenny Williams Jr.
  • Assistant Director, Baseball Operations: Graham Harboe
  • Assistant Director, Baseball Operations: Rod Larson
  • Senior Biomechanical Engineer: Ben Hansen
  • Coordinator, Baseball Information: Devin Pickett
  • Analyst, Player Development: Zach Jones
  • Assistant, Player Development: Diego Francisco
  • Rehab Pitching Coach: Donnie Veal
  • Education Coordinator: Erin Santana
  • Assistant, Player Development/Latin Education: Grant Flick

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTORS/ROVERS

  • Field Coordinator/Outfield and Baserunning: Doug Sisson
  • Pitching Coordinator: Everett Teaford
  • Assistant Pitching Coordinator: J.R. Perdew
  • Hitting Advisor to Player Development: Andy Barkett
  • Assistant Hitting Coordinator: Ryan Johansen
  • Catching Coordinator: John Orton
  • Director of Performance: Goldy Simmons
  • Advisor to Performance: Dale Torborg

MEDICAL STAFF

  • Medical Coordinator: Scott Takao
  • Physical Therapist: Brooks Klein
  • Sports Psychologist: Dr. Rob Seifer

ARIZONA OPERATIONS

  • Facility Manager: Joe Lachcik
  • Minor League Clubhouse and Equipment Manager: Dan Flood
  • Assistant Minor League Clubhouse Manager: Bryant Biasotti

CLASS AAA CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS

  • Manager: Wes Helms
  • Pitching Coach: Matt Zaleski
  • Hitting Coach: Chris Johnson
  • Trainer: Cory Barton
  • Performance Coach: Shawn Powell

CLASS AA BIRMINGHAM BARONS

  • Manager: Justin Jirschele
  • Pitching Coach: Richard Dotson
  • Hitting Coach: Cam Seitzer
  • Trainer: Hyeon Kim
  • Performance Coach: George Timke

CLASS A WINSTON-SALEM DASH

  • Manager: Ryan Newman
  • Pitching Coach: Danny Farquhar
  • Hitting Coach: Mike Daniel
  • Trainer: Carson Wooten
  • Performance Coach: Tim Rodmaker

CLASS A KANNAPOLIS CANNON BALLERS

  • Manager: Guillermo Quiroz
  • Bench Coach: Patrick Leyland
  • Pitching Coach: John Ely
  • Hitting Coach: Charlie Romero
  • Trainer: Jeremy Kneebusch
  • Performance Coach: Kevin Childs

ARIZONA ROOKIE LEAGUE WHITE SOX

  • Manager: Ever Magallanes
  • Bench Coach: Mike Gellinger
  • Pitching Coach: Drew Hasler
  • Hitting Coach: Devin DeYoung
  • Trainer: Scott Johnson
  • Performance Coach/Rehab: Daniel Cobian

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ACADEMY | DSL WHITE SOX

  • Academy Supervisor: Louis Silverio
  • Field Coordinator: Julio Bruno
  • Assistant Field Coordinator; Infield: Guillermo Reyes
  • Office Manager: Carolina Santos
  • Complex Operations Coordinator: Manuel Santana
  • Manager; Catching Coordinator: Ángel Rosario
  • Pitching Coach: Leo Hernández
  • Assistant Pitching Coach: José Brito
  • Hitting Coach: Gerardo Olivares
  • Assistant Hitting Coach: Angel González
  • Trainer: Sergio Marte
  • Performance Coach: Jonathan Hasbun