Nationals announce 2011 minor league staffs

The Nationals announced a few changes to their minor league coaching staffs for 2011, most notably making Randy Knorr the manager of their top farm team in Syracuse, and hiring Tony Beasley, their third-base coach under Frank Robinson, as the manager at Double-A Harrisburg.

Matt LeCroy moves up from Single-A Hagerstown to Single-A Potomac, and former Potomac manager Gary Cathcart goes to short-season Auburn. Former Red Sox first baseman Brian Daubach will manage at Hagerstown, and Bobby Williams remains the Nationals’ rookie league manager in the Gulf Coast League.

Here is the full list of the Nationals’ minor league staffs:

Triple-A Syracuse
Manager: Randy Knorr
Pitching coach: Greg Booker
Hitting coach: Jerry Browne

Double-A Harrisburg
Manager: Tony Beasley
Pitching coach: Randy Tomlin
Hitting coach: Troy Gingrich

Single-A Potomac
Manager: Matt LeCroy
Pitching coach: Paul Menhart
Hitting coach: Mark Harris

Single-A Hagerstown
Manager: Brian Daubach
Pitching coach: Chris Michalak
Hitting coach: Marlon Anderson

Single-A Auburn
Manager: Gary Cathcart
Pitching coach: Franklin Bravo
Hitting coach: Luis Ordaz

GCL Nationals (Rookie)
Manager: Bobby Williams
Pitching coach: Michael Tejera
Hitting coach: Sergio Mendez
Coach: John Poppert

DSL Nationals (Rookie)
Academy administrator: Fausto Severino
Manager: Sandy Martinez
Pitching coach: Pablo Frias
Hitting coach: Amaury Garcia
Coach: Eddy De Los Antos