Rocco Baldelli Announced As New Minnesota Twins Manager
The Minnesota Twins have found their new manager and the 37-year-old will be the youngest manager in Major League Baseball when the 2019 season begins.
Rocco Baldelli was named the new Minnesota Twins manager this week, replacing Paul Molitor who was fired after a 2018 season.
According to TwinsBaseball.com, Baldelli entered the league as Tampa Bay Devil Rays first round draft pick in 2000. His promising playing career was cut short due to a muscle disorder, but he continued to work in the league.
He served as Tampa Bay's Major League field coordinator in 2018 and prior to that, he was their first-base coach after working in the team's front office for four years. He spent a total of 8 years working for the organization prior to being hired by Minnesota.
Rocco Baldelli was favored by the Twins due to his strong belief in analytics, his youth, and scouting experience. He will take over a roster that features a lot of youth with the promise of potential, but it's a team that has yet to deliver on all that potential.