Scott Emerson (baseball)

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Scott Emerson
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Emerson with the Oakland Athletics in 2015
Oakland Athletics – No. 14
Pitching coach
Born: (1971-12-22) December 22, 1971 (age 47)
Baltimore, Maryland
Bats: Both Throws: Left

Scott Matthew Emerson (born December 21, 1971) is an American professional baseball player, coach and pitching instructor. He is the pitching coach of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

Emerson attended Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 21st round of the 1990 MLB draft from Shadow Mountain High School and the Baltimore Orioles in the 40th round of the 1991 MLB draft from Scottsdale Community College. A former left-handed pitcher, he played in minor league baseball from 1992 through 1997, spending the first three seasons of his career with the Orioles' organization, and in the Boston Red Sox' Organization 1995 through 1996. In 1997, Emerson played in the independent Texas–Louisiana League for the Rio Grande Valley White Wings.

Emerson reached AA before beginning his coaching career. In 2000 Emerson joined the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization as Pitching Coach of their Gulf Coast League. In 2001, he was named Pitching Coach of their A Team, the Williamsport Crosscutters. He joined the Oakland Athletics minor league system as the pitching coach of the Modesto Athletics in 2002 where he spent 2 seasons. He spent 2005–2006 with the Stockton Ports and 2007–2010 with the Midland Rockhounds. He then spent 2 seasons in AAA with the Sacramento River Cats before being named the Minor League Pitching Coordinator in 2013.

Emerson has also coached internationally in the Mexican Winter League with the Los Mochis Caneros (2004) and the Phoenix Desert Dog of the Major League Baseball's Arizona Fall (2005).

After the 2014 season, the Athletics named Emerson their major league bullpen coach.[1] He was promoted to the position of pitching coach on June 15, 2017.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Emerson married his wife, Jill in 2001.

Since 2011, Emerson has traveled to Europe each year in the off-season to coach for Purpose-Driven Baseball in Prague, Czech Republic and other European countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://m.athletics.mlb.com/news/article/100120662/as-name-darren-bush-hitting-coach
  2. ^ Hickey, John (June 15, 2017). "At 11 games under .500, A's shake up their coaching staff". The Mercury News. Retrieved June 15, 2017.

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