Magadan is in his first season as hitting coach with Arizona after spending the last 3 with Texas (2013-15)…has also served in the same capacity with San Diego (2003-06) and Boston (2007-12). l Was a member of the 2007 World Champion Red Sox…saw Dustin Pedroia earn AL Rookie of the Year honors in 2007 and MVP in 2008. l Played 16 Major League seasons from 1986-2001…fi nished second in the NL with a .417 on-base pct. in 1990, and owns the Mets' record with a .998 fi elding pct. at fi rst base.
Is in his first season as hitting coach with Arizona…spent the previous 3 seasons in the same role with Texas (2013-15). ... Prior to the Rangers, served as hitting coach with the Padres (2003-06) and Red Sox (2007-12). ... In 9 seasons as hitting coach with the Red Sox and Rangers, his off ense ranked among AL teams in extra-base hits (2nd, 4,728), doubles (2nd, 2,890), on-base percentage (3rd, .338), OPS (3rd, .768), runs per game (3rd, 4.89), runs scored (3rd, 7,129), slugging percentage (T-3rd, .430), average (4th, .268) and hits (4th, 13,475)…Boston also led the Majors in pitches per plate appearances (3.94) from 2007-12. ... During his fi rst year with the Red Sox in 2007, the club won a World Series championship, and Dustin Pedroia earned AL Rookie of the Year honors…Pedroia was then named the league's Most Valuable Player the following season, hitting .326 with 54 doubles, 17 home runs and 83 RBI. ... Began his coaching career as the Padres' Minor League hitting coordinator in 2002.
Played 16 Major League seasons with the Mets (1986-92), Marlins (1993-94), Mariners (1993), Astros (1995), Cubs (1996), A's (1997-98) and Padres (1999-2001)…hit .288 with 42 home runs and 495 RBI in 1,582 games. ... Finished second in the NL in 1990 with a .417 on-base percentage and third with a .328 average…also established a Mets' record with a .998 fielding percentage at fi rst base. ... Selected by the Mets in the second round of the 1983 draft… was chosen by the Red Sox in the 12th round in 1980 but did not sign.
David Joseph Magadan. ... Married to Monique…has 4 children: Jordan, Christian, Peyton and Avery.
Attended the University of Alabama for three years and was an All-Southeastern Conference selection in each season…in 1983, won USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award and was tabbed as the College Player of the Year by Baseball America and the All-SEC Player of the Year after leading all NCAA Division I batters with a .525 average…helped the Crimson Tide to the championship game of the 1983 College World Series, batting .550 (11-20) with a homer and five RBI in five CWS games…was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010…graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla.…selected by Boston in the 12th round of the 1980 June draft, but did not sign.