Diamond: Baseball hitting coach wanted, no baseball experience required

From Jared Diamond at the Wall Street Journal on April 23, 2019:

There is no job with less stability in professional baseball right now than the hitting coach. Seventeen teams—more than half of the teams in the majors—have a different hitting coach than they had at the end of last season, including the Miami Marlins, who fired Mike Pagliarulo over the weekend. Meanwhile, all but four of the 30 hitting coaches around the sport were hired in September 2016 or later.

That’s a remarkable amount of turnover in such a short time. But perhaps the even more remarkable part is where this new crop is coming from.

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Originally published: April 24, 2019. Last Updated: April 24, 2019.