Colorado Rockies: Two coaching changes and potential candidates to fill them
Tim Doherty: Doherty is the hitting coach under Glenallen Hill in Albuquerque. He just completed his first season in Albuquerque after being promoted from Double-A Hartford after one season there. Prior to that, he was a hitting coach in the Twins organization for 4 seasons. He never played in the major leagues or minor leagues but he came from the Twins organization after the 2016 organization.
Also, it would kind of be ironic if Doherty was named to the staff as the first manager that he had in professional baseball was Gene Glynn for the 2013 Rochester Red Wings.
Gene Glynn was one of the first hires in Rockies history as he managed in the Rockies minor league system in 1992, a year prior to the Rockies becoming a MLB team. He then was a coach in the minors in 1993 and on Don Baylor‘s staff from 1994 through 1998. He most recently was a coach for the Twins…as a third base coach, which is the exact spot that the aforementioned Tony Diaz will now fill.
Darin Everson: Everson has been in the Rockies organization since 2014. He has been a hitting coach for two of those seasons and, in the minor leagues, hitting coaches coach first base as well. He was also the manager for the Rockies in Double-A in 2015 and 2016. Last season, he was the Rockies minor league hitting and bunting coordinator.
Lee Stevens: Stevens has been a hitting coach for the past six seasons in the Rockies system and he just finished his first season in Double-A Hartford. Prior to 2018, he spent four seasons (2013-2015, 2017) at the Rockies rookie affiliate in Grand Junction and he spent 2016 in Advanced-A Modesto. Prior to becoming a coach, he spent parts of 16 seasons in baseball in North America plus two more seasons in Japan. Total, he spent parts of 11 seasons (1012 games) in the major leagues with the then-named California Angels, Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos, and Cleveland Indians. He is, perhaps, best known for being on of the pieces on the good end of one of the least-talked about lopsided trades in recent MLB history.