|San Diego Padres – No. 32|
|Assistant Hitting Coach|
December 12, 1964 |
San Francisco, California
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 6, 1987 for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 6, 1991 for the Seattle Mariners|
|Runs batted in||16|
|Career highlights and awards|
Powell was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1983. He made his major league debut on April 6, 1987, with the Montreal Expos. In 1987, Powell played 14 games, had 8 hits and 4 RBI. In 1991, he played for the Seattle Mariners. He had 24 hits in 111 at-bats (a .216 batting average), 3 home runs, and 12 RBI.
Following his major league career, Powell played for seven seasons in Japan. He was just the third player in Central League history, and the first foreign player, to win three straight batting titles, hitting .324, .355, and .340 from 1994 to 1996. He was also a 2-time Central League All-Star.
Powell served as the hitting coach of the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts from 2002-2003 and the manager of the Single-A Dayton Dragons from 2004-2005. In 2006, he was the Seattle Mariners minor league hitting instructor. For 2007, he was named the hitting coach for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers in the Mariners' organization.
On May 9, 2010, the Seattle Mariners announced that Powell will serve as the team's hitting coach, replacing Alan Cockrell. Powell was hired as the Assistant Hitting Coach for the San Diego Padres on November 17, 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube