A former MLB pitcher will make his managerial debut this year as skipper of the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Mickey Storey, who pitched in the major leagues for the Houston Astros (2012) and the Toronto Blue Jays (2013), is the new manager of the River Bandits. This is his second year as a coach, after he served as a development coach for the High-A Buies Creek Astros last season.
Storey pitched professionally for nine years, from 2008 to 2016. He spent part of the 2009 season with the Kane County Cougars, for whom he had a 0.52 ERA, nine saves, 23 strikeouts and one walk in 17.1 innings/13 appearances.
Graham Johnson will serve as Quad Cities’ pitching coach, his first season in the position after spending the last six years as a coach at Morehead State University in Kentucky.
Dillon Lawson enters his first year as hitting coach of the River Bandits, after serving that same role at the University of Missouri in 2017 and for the Tri-City ValleyCats, Houston’s affiliate in the short-season New York-Penn League, in 2016.
Rafael Pena is the new development coach for Quad Cities after he served as an assistant coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for two seasons.