Dusty Wathan

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Dusty Wathan
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Wathan as manager of the Clearwater Threshers
Philadelphia Phillies – No. 62
Catcher/ Coach
Born: (1973-08-22) August 22, 1973 (age 46)
Jacksonville, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 24, 2002, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2002, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average.600
Home runs0
Runs batted in1
Teams
As player

As Coach

Dustin James Wathan (born August 22, 1973) is an American third base coach for the Philadelphia Phillies. He is a former professional baseball player and former manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Phillies in the International League. Wathan played three games as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals in 2002.

On November 10, 2017, Wathan was named the third base coach on new Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler's staff.

Early life[edit]

Wathan was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Missouri, and Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. In 1994, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1]

Baseball career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Wathan began his minor league playing career in 1994 with the AZL Mariners. In 2007, Wathan was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization and played for the Reading Phillies and Ottawa Lynx. He was the final out recorded in Lynx history, after grounding out to end the 2007 Lynx season which would go down as their final campaign. Wathan retired at the end of the 2007 season.

Wathan played 13 seasons in the minor leagues. In 3,216 at bats, he hit .273/.360/.382 with 58 home runs, 24 stolen bases, and 417 RBIs.[2] He played 831 games at catcher, 123 games at first base, five games at third base, and pitched in three games.[2]

In 2002, he played in three games in the major leagues at catcher for the Kansas City Royals, batting 3-for-5.[3]

Managerial and coaching career[edit]

In 2008, Wathan began his managerial career in the Phillies organization with the Williamsport Crosscutters of the Class A (Short Season) New York–Penn League. He managed the Lakewood BlueClaws (Class A South Atlantic League) in 2009 to win the league championship. From 2010 to 2011, he led the Class A-Advanced Clearwater Threshers of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. He managed the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils of the Eastern League from 2012 to 2016.[4] On July 22, 2016, he became the winningest manager in team history. [5] Before the 2017 season, he was promoted to manage the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the Class AAA International League.[6]

On November 10, 2017, Wathan was named the third base coach on new Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler's staff.[6]

Personal life[edit]

His father is former Major League Baseball player and manager John Wathan. His brother, Derek, played in minor league baseball from 1998 to 2008.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Dusty Wathan Minor Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Dusty Wathan Stats | Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ "Dusty Wathan Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Wathan Becomes Reading's All-Time Winningest Manager | MiLB.com
  6. ^ a b "Phillies Tab Wathan as Next IronPigs Manager". MiLB.com. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.

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