Meet the Diamondbacks' Impressive minor league Coaching Staff
By Jake Oliver
The Coaches of Visalia Rawhide
A new manager is in Visalia as Jorge Cortes leads the team in his 1st year stationed with the Rawhide. This will be Cortes' 6th year working as a coach for the Dbacks. Last year he was the bench coach for the Reno Aces which are the Triple-AAA team. Jorge played in the minor leagues for parts of 3 years in the early-2000's.
At pitching coach is Gabriel Hernandez. Gabriel is spending his first year coaching with the Rawhide. Last year, he was a part-time pitching instructor at the Arizona Complex league. Prior to that , he was a scout for two years with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Rawhide's hitting coach is Ty Wright. Ty is entering his first year coaching with the Rawhide. Prior to this, he had spent the previous 12 years with the Cubs organization. The first 7 of which came as a minor league player. The next 5 all came as a coach. The highest level he reached was Triple-AAA. Welcome to the desert Ty!
Now, the person you have been waiting to read about. His first time as bench coach for the Rawhide or any team is Cody Ransom. Cody Ransom has spent the previous 2 years with the Diamondbacks Arizona Complex league team. However, you probably know Ransom from his previous years playing in the MLB, including for the Diamondbacks.
The born and raised Phoenix native that attended Grand Canyon University played with Arizona from 2011-12. During his time in the desert, he hit 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 9 2Bs, and .234, .328, .477 while playing as a utility infielder. Over his entire 12-year MLB career (17-year pro career after being drafted in 98'), the 46-year-old played with the Giants, Astros, Yankees, Phillies, Brewers, Padres, and Cubs besides the Dbacks. He won a World Series Ring with the Yankees in 2009.
Haruki Mukohchi is the team's trainer. Ryan Harrel is the team's strength and conditioning coach.