Colorado Rockies: Five potential assistant hitting coach candidates for 2022
Vinny Castilla is the biggest name on the list … and the one Colorado Rockies fans would love to have
Make no mistake about it, if Colorado Rockies legend Vinny Castilla wants to become a full-time hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies, he has the job.
The thing is that the former Blake Street Bomber, 54, is a special assistant to Bill Schmidt currently and he doesn’t have to travel with the team.
Would he want to travel and work, essentially, more than full-time for seven to eight months of the year? When we spoke with him in an exclusive conversation in 2019, he said that he would definitely consider it, especially if he liked managing in Mexico in the winter. But he was officially fired as manager in May of 2020.
He would be a huge help to the full-time coaching staff as he would be another native Spanish speaker on the staff and he would obviously be someone who knows how to play at altitude.
Also, in addition to his time as a special assistant, he has worked with hitting coach Dave Magadan before as Magadan was Castilla’s hitting coach on the San Diego Padres in 2006, which was Castilla’s final season in the majors.
Vinny Castilla would be the ultimate guy for Colorado Rockies fans if he wanted to become a full-time coach.
There will, undoubtedly, be other people that the Rockies consider both internally and externally but there are five potential guys that the Rockies will consider for at least one and potentially more openings this offseason.
Which of these would like to see join the Rockies coaching staff in 2022? Are there any others you’d like to see join? Let us know what you think on our Twitter (@RoxPileFS).