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Field Staff

Manager, J.R. House

♦ In his third season with the D-backs and second with Hillsboro.
♦ Served as the hitting coach for the Hops in 2013 and Rookie Missoula in 2012.
♦ Over parts of 5 big league seasons with the Pirates, Astros and Orioles, batted .167 (10-for-60) with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 4 RBI in 32 games.
♦ During a 12-year Minor League career, hit .300 (1,257-for-4,188) with 272 doubles, 10 triples, 140 home runs and 680 RBI in 1,140 career games.
♦ Prior to the 2005 season, left professional baseball to play college football as a quarterback at West Virginia University.
♦ Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth-round of the 1999 First-Year Player draft.

 

 

Pitching Coach, Doug Drabek

♦ In his fifth campaign with the D-backs and third with the Short-Season club.
♦ Served as pitching coach for the Hops in 2013, Single-A Advanced Visalia from 2011-12 and Short-Season Yakima in 2010.
♦ 1990 NL Cy Young Award winner and 1994 NL All-Star - Won 155 games and posted a 3.73 ERA during a 13-year Major League career for the Yankees (1986), Pirates (1987-92), Astros (1993-96), White Sox (1997) and Orioles (1998) - Won 1990 NL Cy Young Award with 22 wins and a 2.76 ERA - Member of NL East champion Pirates from 1990-92.
♦ Has two sons that have played baseball professionally - Kyle is currently with the Blue Jays, having been acquired in the Roy Halladay trade on Dec. 16, 2009, and pitched in the Philadelphia Phillies system from 2006-08 after being drafted in the first-round (18th overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft - Justin played in the Independent Leagues from 2006-08.

 

Hitting Coach, Mark Grace

Grace, a former Diamondbacks player and broadcaster, is in his second season with Arizona's player development staff. He spent last season with the Rookie-level Arizona League D-backs.

He accumulated 1754 hits during the 1990s, more than any other major leaguer. After 13 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, he spent the final three years of his playing career (2001-03) with Arizona. A lifetime .303 hitter, Grace batted .329 in his postseason career, and was instrumental in the D-backs' winning the 2001 World Series. His single to center field off the Yankees' Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Seven started the two-run rally which gave Arizona a 3-2 win.  

 

 

Consultant: Ben Petrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trainer: Chad Moeller

Strength & Conditioning: Sean Light

Video Coordinator: Jamie Quinn