- Bats Right, Throws Right
- School University of Texas
Joe Almaraz was a high school baseball coach for a dozen years before stints as head coach at Howard College and Northeast Texas Community College. After that, he managed in the Arizona Diamondbacks and Baltimore Orioles organizations. In 2007, he took over as skipper of the Johnson City Cardinals. As of 2011, Alamarez was scouting for the Cardinals.
Almaraz had briefly played for the Alijadores de Tampico, hitting .236/~.250/.273 in 1975.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1998||Lethbridge Black Diamonds||Pioneer League||43-32||3rd||Arizona Diamondbacks||Lost League Finals|
|1999||Missoula Osprey||Pioneer League||45-31||3rd||Arizona Diamondbacks||League Champs|
|2000||Sultanes de Monterrey||Mexican League||none||replaced by Juan Francisco Rodríguez|
|AZL Diamondbacks||Arizona League||27-27||5th||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2001||Bluefield Orioles||Appalachian League||33-33||4th||Baltimore Orioles||League Champs|
|2002||Aberdeen IronBirds||New York-Penn League||31-45||11th||Baltimore Orioles|
|2003||Aberdeen IronBirds||New York-Penn League||38-38||8th (t)||Baltimore Orioles|
|2007||Johnson City Cardinals||Appalachian League||28-40||7th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|2008||Johnson City Cardinals||Appalachian League||36-30||3rd||St. Louis Cardinals|