Batting Help Arrives in Seattle! Mariners welcome Two New Coaches!

The Mariners have made some changes to their coaching staff, welcoming Brant Brown and Tommy Joseph

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Tommy Joseph, Assistant Hitting Coach

The Giants recruited Tommy Joseph in the 2009 Amateur Drive from Horizon High School. He spent his MLB years playing for Philadelphia. Initially, Joseph played catcher. His batting average was .247

Joseph struggled with some injuries after joining Philadelphia such as vision problems from a concussion and surgery on his left wrist. He also switched positions from catcher to first baseman as the Phillies' starting first baseman was not hitting well. Joseph then had the opportunity to start games. He hit seven home runs in his first 21 games, a first for a Phillies player. Despite being new to his position, he was named the first baseman on the 2016 Topps All-Star Rookie Team.

The arrival of Carlos Santana and the presence of Rhys Hoskins gave Joseph fewer opportunities to play and he was DFA’d. He played for the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox in the minor leagues and finished his professional playing career in 2019.

Joseph was the hitting coach for the St. Lucie Mets in 2021, the Bingingham Rumble Ponies in 2022, and the Eugene Emeralds in 2023. Now, the Seattle Mariners have him for 2024!

The Full Squad

Brown and Joseph join the other Mariners coaches. Check out the whole team, and which coaches hold specific positions.

Scott Servais (Manager)
Manny Acta (Third Base Coach)
Kristopher Negron (First Base Coach)
Perry Hill (Infield Coach)
Jarret De Hart (Hitting Coach and Director of Hitting Strategy)
Pete Woodworth (Pitching Coach)
Trent Blank (Major League Coach and Director of Pitching Strategy)
Carson Vitale (Major League Field Coordinator)
Tony Arnerich (Bullpen Coach)
Nasusel Cabrera (Bullpen Pitcher)
Fleming Baez (Bullpen Catcher)
Justin Novak (Bullpen Catcher)