Eriberto Menchaca (Eddie)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 193 lb.
- School South Mountain Community College
- High School Westwood High School (Mesa)
Eddie Menchaca has been a minor league player, coach and manager.
Menchaca was drafted out of high school by the Seattle Mariners in the 36th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but continued on to junior college. After two years at South Mountain Community College, the Mariners signed him. He hit .272/.306/.335 for the 2001 AZL Mariners and fielded .930 at short; he was also 0 for 5 with a walk for the Everett AquaSox. Eddie batted .215/.265/.245 as a floating utility infielder who appeared for five different Mariners affiliates in 2002, ranging from A to AAA.
In 2003, the Texan batted .230/.268/.266 as starting shortstop for the Inland Empire 66ers, but fielded .970. He also threw two shutout innings. He led California League shortstops in fielding percentage and Baseball America rated him as the best defensive shortstop in the circuit. The next year, Eddie put up a .212/.252/.267 line for the San Antonio Missions. The good-glove, light-hitting player batted .226/.274/.248 as a utility infielder for the 2005 Missions.
Menchaca coached for the 2008 High Desert Mavericks. He was originally signed to the Clinton Lumberkings for 2009, but got reassigned to the Pulaski Mariners as Jesus Azuaje replaced him. Eddie then became a manager at age 29, guiding Pulaski to the playoffs in 2010. He was a coach for the Arkansas Travelers in 2017.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2010||Pulaski Mariners||Appalachian League||37-28||3rd||Tampa Bay Rays||Lost in 1st round|
|2011||Clinton LumberKings||Midwest League||59-68||13th||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 1st round||replaced Jesus Azuaje (4-8) on April 19|
|2012||Clinton LumberKings||Midwest League||71-67||5th||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 2nd round|
|2013||Clinton LumberKings||Midwest League||67-72||9th (t)||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 1st round|
|2014||High Desert Mavericks||California League||66-74||7th||Seattle Mariners|
|2015||Bakersfield Blaze||California League||61-79||8th (t)||Seattle Mariners|
|2016||Bakersfield Blaze||California League||76-64||5th||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 1st round|
|2018||AZL Athletics||Arizona League||29-25||7th||Oakland A's|
|2019||AZL Athletics Green||Arizona League||Oakland A's|