November 29, 2017 - Eastern League (EL) - Hartford Yard Goats
Hartford, Conn- The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced that the Rockies have named Warren Schaeffer as manager for the 2018 season. Schaeffer comes to Hartford after managing the Class-A Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League over the past three seasons. He replaces Jerry Weinstein who managed the Yard Goats in 2017 and will remain with the Rockies organization. The rest of the 2018 Hartford Yard Goats Coaching Staff will be announced at a later date.
"We welcome Warren to the Yard Goats family," Yard Goats President Tim Restall said. "I look forward to working with Warren, and having him be a part of our wonderful community. I know he will love the support and energy that our fans bring to each game at Dunkin' Donuts Park."
Schaeffer, 32, guided the Asheville Tourists to a second place finish in the second half of the South Atlantic League last season. In 2016, he managed the Tourists to a 40-29 record in the second half, a playoff series win, and an appearance in the South Atlantic League Championship Series. The former infielder was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 38th round of the 2007 MLB draft from Virginia Tech University. The Vandergrift, Pennsylvania native played for six seasons (461 games) in the Rockies minor league system and reached Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2011.
"Warren has a tremendous passion for coaching and developing players," Rockies Senior Director of Player Development Zach Wilson said. "As Manager, he will bring consistent energy to the field every day and will have the Yard Goats playing with that same drive and heart each game. "Schaeff" will be a great leader and representative of the Colorado Rockies, the Yard Goats, and the City of Hartford."
Hartford Yard Goats Managers
2016 Darin Everson
2018 Warren Schaeffer
The Yard Goats open the 2018 season on Thursday, April 5 at Dunkin' Donuts Park (7:05 PM) against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate). 2018 season tickets and hospitality options are now on sale by calling 860-246-GOAT (4628), by visiting online at www.yardgoatsbaseball.com, or in person at the Click It or Ticket Box Office at Dunkin' Donuts Park.