Drew Hedman
Arizona Diamondbacks
First baseman / Left fielder / Coach
Born: (1986-07-20) July 20, 1986 (age 35)
Redding, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams
As coach

Drew Arvid Hedman (born July 20, 1986) is an American former professional baseball first baseman and current coach who is the co-hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). During his playing career, Hedman has also played left field.

Playing career

Hedman attended Pomona College and played for Pomona–Pitzer, where he was the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's Division III "Hitter of the Year" as a senior after compiling a Division-III leading 23 home runs, 79 runs batted in with a .500/.578/1.038 slash line.[1] He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 50th round (1,518th overall) in the 2009 Major League Baseball first-year player draft and played four years in the Red Sox organization, although he never advanced past the Double-A level.

Coaching career

Hedman retired from professional baseball and joined the coaching staff at Vanderbilt as their volunteer assistant, where they won the College World Series in his lone season with the program.[2] He left Vanderbilt to join the front office of the Washington Nationals as an intern before leaving to join a Washington D.C. based company that runs baseball camps and showcases. He was hired as an advance scout by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018 and was named the newly created run production coordinator for the Diamondbacks in 2019.[3] He was promoted to co-hitting coach for the Diamondbacks in 2021 alongside Rick Short after Darnell Coles and Eric Hinske were fired.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Drew Hedman Named D-III Hitter of the Year". Pomona Pitzer Sagehen Athletics. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Macias, Hedman join baseball staff". Vanderbilt Commodores. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Sunday Notes: The D-Backs' Run Production Coordinator Has a Good Backstory". FanGraphs. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Last-place Arizona Diamondbacks fire hitting coach Darnell Coles, assistant Eric Hinske". ESPN. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
Sporting positions Preceded byDarnell Coles Arizona Diamondbacks hitting coach2021–present With: Rick Short Succeeded byIncumbent