Steve Decker

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Steve Decker
San Francisco Giants – No. 33
Catcher / Assistant hitting coach
Born: (1965-10-25) October 25, 1965 (age 51)
Rock Island, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1990, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1999, for the Anaheim Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average .221
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 72
Teams

Stephen Michael Decker (born October 25, 1965 in Rock Island, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current assistant hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants. He played for four Major League teams from 19901993, 19951996, and 1999.

Coaching career[edit]

Decker began his coaching career as a hitting coach for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in 2001–02 and the Fresno Grizzlies in 2003–04.[1] He then managed for Salem-Keizer (2005–07), the San Jose Giants (2008), the Connecticut Defenders (2009), and the Fresno Grizzlies (2010–11).[2]

In 2012, he swapped positions with Bob Mariano, who replaced him as the Grizzlies' manager, and became coordinator of minor-league hitting instruction for the Giants.[3] In 2015, he took his first major league coaching position as assistant hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Decker is married with two daughters and resides in Keizer, Oregon.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Horowitz, Gary (May 1, 2015). "Decker back in The Show". Statesman Journal. 
  2. ^ "Steve Decker to lead Grizzlies Field Staff in 2010". MiLB.com. December 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ Schulman, Henry (January 25, 2012). "'Future manager Decker' takes a detour to help teach Giants prospects how to hit". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  4. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (April 29, 2015). "Joe Lefebvre steps down as hitting assistant, Steve Decker promoted to Giants major league staff". Bay Area News Group. 

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