Bartee with the Pirates in 2017.
|Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 18|
|Outfielder / Coach|
Born: July 21, 1972|
|April 3, 1996, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 3, 2001, for the Colorado Rockies|
Kimera Anotchi Bartee (born July 21, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder, and current first base coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is an alumnus of Omaha Central High School and Creighton University where he was also part of Creighton's NCAA College World Series appearance (1991).
Bartee was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round of the 1993 MLB amateur draft, Bartee made his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers on April 3, 1996, and appeared in his final game on August 3, 2001.
Bartee was sent from the Baltimore Orioles to the Minnesota Twins on September 19, 1995 as the player to be named later in the Scott Erickson trade. At the 1995 MLB Winter Meetings, he was a drafted back by the Baltimore Orioles during the Rule 5 Draft.
In 2003 and 2004, Bartee patrolled the outfield for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, earning All-Star kudos and later an Atlantic League championship with the Ducks in 2004.
Since retiring from playing baseball professionally, Bartee has become the field coach for the Delmarva Shorebirds and also served as roving instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates before landing the managerial job for the State College Spikes.
On October 29, 2016, it was announced that Bartee would become the Pittsburgh Pirates' new first base coach and would also be responsible for baserunning and the outfield.
- "Long Island Ducks Press Release - 31 Oct 2016".
- https://web.archive.org/web/20061112144339/http://www.theshorebirds.com/fanzone/roster/index.html?player_id=41. Archived from the original on November 12, 2006. Missing or empty
- "Pirates announce changes to 2017 coaching staff - 29 Oct 2016".
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet, or The Baseball Gauge, or Venezuela Winter League
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