Derek Shelton

Derek Shelton
Derek Shelton
Tampa Bay Rays — No. 17
Catcher / Hitting coach
Born: July 30, 1970 (1970-07-30) (age 41)
Carbondale, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Derek Lee Shelton (born July 30, 1970(1970-07-30), in Carbondale, Illinois) is the hitting coach for the Tampa Bay Rays in major league baseball and a former professional baseball catcher.


Minor leagues

Playing career

He was a minor league catcher in the New York Yankees organization in 1992 and 1993, playing alongside Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.[1] In his minor league career, he batted .341 with a .428 on base percentage.[2]

Managing career

He managed Yankee minor league teams for three seasons, in 2000-02, managing Robinson Cano among others, with his teams achieving a .624 won-lost percentage.[3][4]

Major league coaching career

After spending five seasons as the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians, he accepted a job with the Tampa Bay Rays at the same position after the 2009 season, which he has served in to date.[1]


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