Alonzo Powell

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Alonzo Powell
Houston Astros – No. 55
Assistant Hitting Coach
Born: (1964-12-12) December 12, 1964 (age 52)
San Francisco, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 6, 1987, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1991, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Batting average .211
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 16

As Player

As Coach

Career highlights and awards

Alonzo Sidney Powell (born December 12, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He batted and threw right-handed.


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 would serve as the team's hitting coach, replacing Alan Cockrell. Powell then was hired as the Assistant Hitting Coach for the San Diego Padres on November 17, 2011.[1]

On December 7, 2015 the Houston Astros named Powell as the team's new hitting coach.[2]


  1. ^ Padres hire Powell as assistant hitting coach. Retrieved on November 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Astros complete swap by hiring former Padres hitting coach Alonzo Powell. Retrieved on December 7. 2015.

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