Eddie Menchaca

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Eriberto Menchaca (Eddie)

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Biographical Information[edit]

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[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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