Bagwell `86 Now Astros Hitting Coach
The Houston Astros have named former Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell as the team's new hitting coach. Jeff has been serving as a Special Assistant to the Astros General Manager since his retirement in 2006. He began his duties as hitting coach after the All-Star Break.
As part of his role as a Special Assistant, Bagwell has spent time working with minor league and Major League hitters in Spring Training and has visited several minor league clubs during the regular season to provide additional instruction. Bagwell has also assisted the baseball operations staff with player evaluations and minor league player development programs.
During his Astros career (1991-2005), Bagwell set franchise records with 449 home runs and 1,529 RBI. A four-time All-Star, Bagwell won National League Rookie of the Year honors in 1991 and the N.L. MVP Award in 1994. You can see Jeff's Major League stats online at mlb.com.
At Xavier, Jeff Bagwell paced the seniors by hitting .390, had a 6-4 pitching record, and drove in 18 runs. He was named the ACC pitcher and player of the year and was chosen for the All-State team. Jeff set Xavier soccer marks with 58 career goals, 24 career assists and 36 goals in one season.