You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Bullpen > Andy Skeels - BR Bullpen

Andy Skeels

From BR Bullpen

Jump to: navigation, search

Andrew Douglas Skeels

BR minors page

[edit] Biographical Information

Catcher Andy Skeels was selected by the San Diego Padres in the seventh round of the 1987 amateur draft and played in the minors from 1987 to 2001, briefly reaching AAA. He was the first-ever New Zealand born player to be drafted by a Major League organization.

Skeels was a coach for the Savannah Sand Gnats (2000, 2002-2004), Brevard County Manatees (2004-2005) and Augusta GreenJackets (2006-2007). He managed the GCL Expos in 2002 and managed Augusta to the South Atlantic League title in 2008. Over the past half dozen years (2008-2013), as a manager in the San Francisco Giants organization, he won more games and had a higher winning percentage than any manager in the minor leagues. He was hitting coach for the Fresno Grizzlies in 2014.

Skeels managed the New Zealand national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, leading them to the championship game against Taiwan; one of his players was his brother David Skeels. Another brother, Mark Skeels, also played pro ball.

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2002 GCL Expos Gulf Coast League 28-32 8th (t) Montreal Expos
2008 Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League 88-50 1st San Francisco Giants League Champs
2009 San Jose Giants California League 93-47 1st San Francisco Giants League Champs
2010 Richmond Flying Squirrels Eastern League 68-73 9th San Francisco Giants
2011 San Jose Giants California League 90-50 1st San Francisco Giants Lost in 2nd round
2012 San Jose Giants California League 75-65 2nd San Francisco Giants Lost in 1st round
2013 San Jose Giants California League 83-57 1st San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals

[edit] Related Sites

Personal tools