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David Esquer

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David Charles Esquer

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

David Esquer has been a head coach at NCAA Division I, producing several first-round picks.

Esquer played shortstop for Stanford University from 1984-1987. He was named the All-Tournament shortstop in the 1987 College World Series, hitting .350 with 6 RBI in the Series to help his team to the national title. He was one of three Stanford players picked; 9 future major leaguers were teammates and did not make the All-Tournament team. The Baltimore Orioles chose him in the 31st round of the 1987 amateur draft.

Esquer hit .271/~.340/.282 for the Newark Orioles in 1987, backing up at shortstop and third base. He was picked up by the California Angels for 1989, playing for their Quad Cities Angels club. He batted .237/~.303/.284 in 55 games, backing up Kevin Flora at shortstop and also seeing some action at second base (as did former college teammate Ruben Amaro Jr.).

In 1990, David played 29 games for the Palm Springs Angels then went to the Milwaukee Brewers system. He hit .305/.343/.322 in 19 games for the Beloit Brewers and also spent 19 contests with the Stockton Ports; combined, he batted .213/.294/.227 in 48 games in the California League that year.

Esquer then went into coaching. He was assistant coach at Stanford and Pepperdine University. He was in charge of recruiting coordination and also was hitting coach, infield coach and third base coach at Pepperdine. Esquer became the 10th coach in the history of the University of California in 1999, replacing long-time coach Bob Milano. He went 525-467-2 and guided the team to the 2011 College World Series title. He left following the 2017 season to go coach his alma mater.