John Mallee

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John Daniel Mallee

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Biographical information[edit]

John Mallee became a major league coach in 2010.

The Philadelphia Phillies took John in the 12th round of the 1991 amateur draft. He hit .237/.340/.296 for the 1991 Martinsville Phillies but fielded only .892 at short. In 1992, John batted .188/.294/.229 for the Spartanburg Phillies. His fielding percentage to .921 at shortstop.

Mallee was hitting coach for the Beloit Snappers in 1996-1997 and the 1998 Stockton Ports. He was with Beloit in 1999 and the Huntsville Stars in 2000, then the Ottawa Lynx in 2001 when moving to the Florida Marlins chain. From 2002 until June 2010, he was minor league hitting coordinator for the Marlins. He was then promoted to the major league staff on June 23, 2010, replacing Jim Presley as hitting coach. Presley had been fired along with manager Fredi Gonzalez and bench coach Carlos Tosca. Less than a year later, on June 8, 2011, he was in turn fired with the Fish performing poorly at the dish, and replaced by Eduardo Perez.

In 2013, he was named hitting coach of the Houston Astros under new manager Bo Porter. He served in that position for two years, then moved to the Chicago Cubs in 2015, staying until the end of the 2017 season. In 2018, he became hitting coach of the Philadelphia Phillies but was replaced by Charlie Manuel on August 13, 2019. In 2020, he joined the Los Angeles Angels as assistant hitting coach, staying until the end of the 2022 season. Mallee moved to the Chicago Cubs' organization as hitting coach of the Iowa Cubs in 2023. In 2024, he moved up to the major league team as assistant hitting coach.

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