Steve Holm

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Steve Holm
Catcher
Born: ( 1979-10-21) October 21, 1979 (age 37)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 2008, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 2011, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average .264
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 6
Teams

Stephen Robert Holm (born October 21, 1979, in Sacramento, California) is a former American professional baseball catcher and the current pitching coach of the Purdue University baseball team.

Amateur career[edit]

Holm attended Sacramento's McClatchy High School, where he played shortstop. He earned 3rd Team All-American honors as a shortstop for Oral Roberts University in 2000.[1]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco Giants[edit]

Holm was drafted by the Giants in the 17th round in 2001. He beat Eliezer Alfonzo and Guillermo Rodríguez to earn a position on the major-league roster in 2008 spring training, but got sent down for Eliezer Alfonzo on July 1, 2008. He got re-called on July 23, 2008.[2]

After playing for a short period of time on the Giants in 2009, he was sent back to Triple-A Fresno. Eli Whiteside then became the back-up catcher when Holm was unable to be re-called. Holm was designated for assignment to clear room for Matt Downs on June 16.[3]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

In December 2010, Holm signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.

On April 14, 2011, Holm was called up to the major leagues during a Joe Mauer injury. After being sent down, he was designated for assignment on May 15.[4] After the 2011 season, he elected for free agency.[5]

Rockies and Marlins[edit]

Holm signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on February 9, 2012. He was released on March 31.

On May 3, 2012, Holm signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins. However, on July 5, he was released, after hitting .135 in Triple-A.

Coaching career[edit]

Steve Holm
Sport(s) College baseball
Current position
Title Pitching Coach
Team Purdue
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1979-10-21) October 21, 1979 (age 37)
Sacramento, California
Playing career
2000–2001 Oral Roberts
Position(s) SS
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2013-2016 Sacramento State (Pitching)
2017–present Purdue (Pitching)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Summit League Player of the Year (2000)

Holm coached the 2013–2016 seasons at Sacramento State University, serving as the teams pitching coach.

On July 19, 2016, Holm was hired by Purdue University to serve as their pitching coach.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John E. Hoover (February 13, 2001). "Holm field advantage". Tulsa World. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ John Shea (2008-03-31). "Meet, greet, know Giants Unfamiliar faces in 2008". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  3. ^ Haft, Chris (June 16, 2009). "Giants option Burriss, call up Downs". Giants.MLB.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Twins place Jose Mijares on Disabled List, option Jim Hoey to Triple-A Rochester"
  5. ^ Axisa, Mike. "22 Triple-A Players Elect Free Agency". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Wasikowski completes Purdue baseball staff". www.usatoday.com. USA Today. June 15, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

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