Curaçao native Hainley Statia announced through his Instagram account that the Los Angeles Angels hired him as their infield coordinator. After serving a few years as hitting coach in the Brewers’ farm system, Statia returns to the club where it all began for him.
In this job as infield coordinator, Statia will be responsible for the infield of all Angels farm teams, from AAA down to Rookie level. This will mean he will travel a lot between every farm team in the Angels’ organization.
As a player, Statia made his first steps in professional baseball with the Angels. In 2005 he broke into pro ball with the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League (Advanced Rookie). Near the end of the season, he was promoted to A Advanced as he joined the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, who were still a part of the Angels back then.
In 2006 he split the season between A Full Season and A Advanced. The next year, he made his first steps at a level higher than A-ball as he moved the Arkansas Travelers (AA).
At one point, Statia was the no. 28 prospect in the Angels organization. In 2009, Hainley first played at AAA level, not with great success though. But in the following seasons, he did rather well at AAA level.
Eventually, in the 2010/2011 offseason, the Brewers signed him as a free agent. Until his final season as a player, Statia moved up and down between AA and AAA. He even was added to the MLB Spring Training roster twice.
After the 2015 season, Statia stayed with the Brewers as hitting coach in one of their minor league teams. In 2017, he was promoted to become the hitting coach of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
As a player, Statia also represented the Kingdom of the Netherlands several times.