Los Angeles Dodgers appointed a 37-year-old young bench coach.
The Dodgers announced their coaching staff for the 2023 season on the 2nd (hereafter Korean time).
While Dave Roberts has held the position for eight years, pitching coach Mark Pryor, assistant pitching coach Conor McGinnis, bullpen coach Josh Bard, hitting coach Robert Van Scoyoke, third base coach Dino Ebel, and first base coach Clayton McCullough have all joined the team. I kept my seat.
A notable change is the bench coach. Danny Lehman, who was game planning and communications coach until last year, was promoted to bench coach. Lehman was promoted to bench coach when former bench coach Bob Garen moved to major league field coordinator.
The major league bench coach has the same concept as Korea’s head coach, and is the second highest position after the head coach. Born in September 1985, the 37-year-old young coach Lehmann took over this position is an unprecedented promotion. He laid the foundation for becoming a candidate for director in the future. 안전놀이터
Lehmann, a former catcher, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 8th round, 272nd overall, in the 2007 draft. He played seven seasons in the minor leagues and reached Triple-A, but never made it to the major leagues. He played 365 games in seven minor league seasons, batting .
Lehman, who took off his uniform after the independent league in 2014, came to the Dodgers in 2015. Originally hired by the Dodgers as a video scout, Lehmann spent four of the last five years with Roberts in the dugout as game planning and communications coach. In 2019, he also performed front desk duties as a special assistant.
The Dodgers also have a younger coach than Lehman. Van Scoyoc hitting coach is 36 years old, born in 1986, a year younger than Lehman. Coach Van Scoyoc, who played until his sophomore year in college, became a major league coach after being evaluated as a ‘professional master’ for his detailed batting instruction. Coach Scoyoc, who has been a Dodgers hitting consultant in 2016-2017 and an Arizona Diamondbacks hitting power in 2018, has returned to the Dodgers in 2019 and has been in charge of hitting coach for the fifth year.