Louis Boyd

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Louis Boyd

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Biographical Information[edit]

Canadian infielder Louis Boyd was drafted in the 24th round of the 2017 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners, out of the University of Arizona. As a junior, he had played in the 2016 College World Series. However, he needed Tommy John surgery before his senior year and was not expecting to be drafted at all and had plans to work in sales for the Nike sporting goods company in Oregon, where he had interned the previous summer. He played in the minor leagues in 2017 and 2018, lining up for four different teams during those two seasons and peaking in the California League with the Modesto Nuts. His overall numbers were a .240 average with 2 homers and 50 RBIs in 150 games. He knew that his lack of power would not allow him to move much further, and he started to look into finding work as a coach.

In 2019, he was the infield coach for the Modesto Nuts until late July when he moved into the managerial ranks with the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League, a team he had played for only two years earlier. He replaced Carson Vitale, who had himself stepped in for Jose Moreno, who had started the season as the team's manager. At 25, he was the youngest manager in organized baseball at the time.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2019 Everett AquaSox Northwest League 19-19 5th Seattle Mariners replaced Carson Vitale on July 23

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jacob Bogage: "The Mariners just put a 25-year-old in charge of a minor league team", Washington Post, July 25, 2019. [1]
  • Joshua Horton: "Mariners tab 25-year-old to manage the Everett AquaSox: Louis Boyd was playing in Everett just two years ago.", Everett HeraldNet, Everett, WA, July 24, 2019. [2]
  • Andy Prest: "25-year-old from North Vancouver named manager of Everett AquaSox: Louis Boyd takes over Mariners affiliate just two years after getting drafted", North Shore News, North Vancouver, BC, July 24, 2019. [3]

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