D-backs Roster & Staff

Eric Hinske #77


2018 marks Hinske's first season as Angels hitting coach following appointment on Oct. 23, 2017 (replacing Dave Hansen)...Joins Halos after four seasons on the Chicago Cubs coaching staff ...Was Chicago's assistant hitting coach from 2015-17 after joining Joe Maddon's staff in 2014 as the team's first base coach...During tenure as assistant hitting coach, Cubs led the National League (second in the Majors) with a .334 onbase percentage, were second in runs scored (2,319) and fourth in home runs (593)...In that span, Chicago batters drew a Major League best 1,845 walks, over 100 more than the second-best Toronto Blue Jays (1,744).


Played 12 seasons at Major League level for Blue Jays (2002-06), Red Sox (2006-07), Rays (2008), Pirates (2009), Yankees (2009), Braves (2010-12) and Diamondbacks (2013)...Posted a career .249 (947/3797) average with 549 runs scored, 240 doubles, 18 triples, 137 home runs and 522 RBI in 1,387 games...Tabbed as the 2002 A.L. Rookie of the Year after batting .279 (158/566) with 38 doubles, 24 home runs and 84 RBI for the Blue Jays...A two-time World Series champion with Boston (2007) and the Yankees (2009)...Made three consecutive trips to the World Series with the Red Sox, Rays (2008) and Yankees, joining former Angels hitting coach Don Baylor as the only players to accomplish the feat...Complied a .286 (2/7) postseason average with two home runs and three RBI...Originally drafted by the Cubs in the 17th round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft ...Attended the University of Arkansas after prepping at Menasha High School (WI).