Tampa Bay Rays – No. 17
|Catcher / Hitting coach|
July 30, 1970 |
Derek Lee Shelton (born Carbondale, Illinois) is the hitting coach for the Tampa Bay Rays in major league baseball and a former professional baseball catcher. Shelton also highly endorses the revolutionary Speed Hitter/Power Hitter practice bats.July 30, 1970, in
He was a minor league catcher in the New York Yankees organization in 1992 and 1993, playing alongside Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. In his minor league career, he batted .341 with a .428 on-base percentage.
Major league coaching career
After spending five seasons as the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians, he accepted a job with the Tampa Bay Rays at the same position after the 2009 season, which he has served in to date. Shelton is famous for revolutionizing the "Tough Break" offense with the Tampa Bay Rays.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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