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Thursday, October 31, 2019

AZSnakepit: Matt Herges to be new Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach

After retiring from the playing field at the end of the 2010 season, he became a coach in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He progressed through their farm system until 2017, when he was the pitching coach of their AAA affiliate in Oklahoma City. Herges than moved to San Francisco to become their bullpen coach. At the time, it was seen as “a sign they’ll be more analytics-driven,” with Herges’s role including series advance analysis. However, that’s a role which I think is currently occupied for the D-backs by Dan Haren. But Herges does appear to have an analytic bent, saying of his time with LA, “We coaches had to seek [the metrics] out. I wanted to learn because this is where the game is going.”

Jack Sommers Posted: October 31, 2019 at 11:35 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 31, 2019 at 11:55 AM (#5897398)

Cool, good for Herges.

Not that relevant to the topic at hand, but I learned when reading about Rick Reed for that thread that Herges was also a replacement player back in 1995.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 31, 2019 at 11:57 AM (#5897400)
Huh. He's from my hometown, and the lead singer of my old band used to date his sister (Herges' sister, not his own sister. She later went on to marry Todd Hollandsworth.). Hadn't seen his name in quite a while.
   3. flournoy Posted: October 31, 2019 at 02:43 PM (#5897510)
Like Steve Finley (and probably others), Matt Herges played for all of the teams in the NL West.

He also had an unlikely career in that he went undrafted and didn't debut until age 29, but still had an 11 year big league career.

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