Aldrete with the San Francisco Giants
|Oakland Athletics – No. 17|
|First baseman / Outfielder / First base coach|
|Born: January 29, 1961|
|May 29, 1986, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996, for the New York Yankees|
|Runs batted in||271|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Peter Aldrete (born January 29, 1961) is an American former professional baseball first baseman/outfielder and current coach. He is currently the first base coach for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Aldrete was a four-year letterman at Stanford University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication . He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. From 1986 through 1996, Aldrete played for the San Francisco Giants (1986–88), Montreal Expos (1989–90), San Diego Padres (1991), Cleveland Indians (1991), Oakland Athletics (1993–95), California Angels (1995–96) and New York Yankees (1996). He batted and threw left-handed. Chris Berman of ESPN referred to him as Mike "Enough" Aldrete.
In 930 games over 10 seasons, Aldrete posted a .263 batting average (565-for-2147) with 277 runs, 41 home runs, 271 RBI and 314 bases on balls. Defensively, he recorded a .993 fielding percentage playing primarily at first base and all three outfield positions.
Since 2001, Aldrete has maintained a role in professional baseball as a coach. After three years in the minors in the Arizona Diamondbacks chain, he has been a first base coach for the Seattle Mariners (2004) and served as the hitting coach for the Diamondbacks (2005–06). Aldrete served as assistant hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals since 2008 and was the bench coach for the Cardinals. until leaving for the Oakland Athletics on October 27, 2014.
- Leach, Matthew (January 21, 2008). "Mulder's outlook optimistic". stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- Strauss, Joe (November 17, 2011). "Cards set coaching staff". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
- "Aldrete rejoins Melvin to be A's bench coach". MLB.com. October 27, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
| St. Louis Cardinals assistant hitting coach
| St. Louis Cardinals bench coach
| Oakland Athletics bench coach
| Oakland Athletics first base coach