Greensboro Grasshoppers and Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Greensboro’s Coaching Staff for 2022 Season

Manager: Callix Crabbe
Hitting Coach: Rubén Gotay
Pitching Coach: Fernando Nieve
Integrated Baseball Performance Coach: Justin Orton
Development Coach: TBD

Callix Crabbe Greensboro Manager & Assistant Hitting Coordinator…Spent the last three seasons (2019-2021) as the Assistant Hitting Coach with the Texas Rangers…Also worked as a baseball instructor and coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, from 2012-16…Spent six years (2002-07) in the Brewers organization, where he was named the best defensive second baseman in the California League in 2004…Made Major League debut with the Padres in 2008 and played 21 games in the Majors…Also spent time in the Mariners and Blue Jays organizations during his 10-year pro career.

Rubén Gotay Greensboro Hitting Coach for the second straight season…Spent 2018-19 as a coach with Clearwater in the Philadelphia organization…Played professionally for 17 years (2001- 2017), including parts of four seasons in the Major Leagues with the Royals (2004-05), Mets (2007) and Braves (2008)…Was originally selected by Kansas City in the 31st round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft.

Fernando Nieve Greensboro Pitching Coach…Is in his fourth season with the organization…Served as Pitching Coach for the Low-A Southeast League champion Bradenton club in 2021…Pitched professionally for 17 seasons, most recently in 2017 with the Oaxaca Guerreros in the Mexican League…Appeared in 99 Major League games over four seasons with the Astros (2006, 2008) and Mets (2009-2010).

Justin Orton Greensboro Integrated Baseball Performance Coach…Served the Pirates as a Hitting Coach in the Dominican Republic in 2021 and as a Development Coach in the D.R. in 2020…Former infielder played four years for the University of British Columbia (2014-18) before joining the coaching ranks.