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Mel Stottlemyre, Jr.
Arizona Diamondbacks — No. 30
Pitcher / Coach
Born: December 28, 1963 (1963-12-28) (age 46)
Prosser, Washington
Batted: Right Threw: Righ 
MLB debut
July 17, 2009 for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
September 11, 1990 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Wins-Losses     0-1
Earned run average     4.88
Strikeouts     14

As player

As coach

Melvin Leon Stottlemyre, Jr. (born December 28, 1963 in Prosser, Washington) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City Royals. He is currently the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.[1]


Professional career


Houston Astros

Stottlemyre was selected in the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners but did not sign. He was later drafted in the January Secondary 1985 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros. Stottlemyre began his playing career in 1985 with the Class-A Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League in the Astros organization. In his first year he went 5-4 with a 2.75 ERA in 14 games, 13 starts.

In 1986, Stottlemyre split the season between the Class-A Asheville Tourists and the Class-A Osceola Astros. He went 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA in seven games, all starts. With Osceola, Stottlemyre went 0-7 with a 7.82 ERA in nine games, eight starts. This gave him a combined record of 3-8 with a 5.01 ERA on the year.

Stottlemyre began the 1987 season with the Double-A Columbus Astros of the Southern League. He was traded by the Astros to the Kansas City Royals on July 29, 1987 for Buddy Biancalana.[2]

Kansas City Royals

After the trade, Stottlemyre was assigned to the Double-A Memphis Chicks of the Southern League. He went a combined 7-6 with a 4.31 ERA in 20 games, all starts.

He played the 1988 season with the Double-A Memphis Chicks. He went 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA in seven games, all starts.

In a one-season career at the Major League level in 1990, Stottlemyre posted a 0-1 record with 14 strikeouts, a 4.88 ERA, and 31⅓ innings in 13 games pitched, two as a starter.

Coaching career

Stottlemyre began his coaching career while with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, serving as their pitching coach. Stottlemyre also served as a pitching coach for the Class-A Yakima Bears in 2002, the Class-A Lancaster JetHawks, the Double-A El Paso Diablos and the Rookie-Level Missoula Osprey in from 2005 to 2006.[1]

On May 7, 2009, Stottlemyre was hired as the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks after Bryan Price, the former Diamondbacks pitching coach, resigned.[3]

Personal life

He is the son of Mel Stottlemyre and brother of Todd Stottlemyre.[1]

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