The Mariners are hiring Brant Brown in an unspecified teaching position, studies Daniel Kramer of MLB.com (X link). Craig Mish of SportsGrid reported this afternoon that Brown was interviewing with Seattle.
Brown, 52, spent the 2023 season as hitting coach with the Marlins. He’d beforehand served as a hitting coach with the Dodgers earlier than becoming a member of eventual NL Supervisor of the Yr Skip Schumaker’s first employees in Miami. Brown has spent the previous half-decade teaching main league hitters. Earlier than becoming a member of Los Angeles, he had labored for the Mariners as a minor league coordinator.
Specifics of his new position in Seattle are unclear, though Mish signifies it’s a much bigger position on the hitting employees than Brown had held in Miami. Contemplating he was already the hitting coach with the Fish, it’s doable he’ll tackle one thing like an offensive coordinator position with Seattle.
The Marlins have been a barely below-average offensive crew this previous season. They completed nineteenth with a .316 on-base share and .405 slugging mark. Miami was solely twenty sixth in general run scoring, though their pitcher-friendly ballpark absolutely performs a task in that. That’s additionally true of the roster, which was nonetheless constructed primarily round pitching. Miami’s 2023 numbers have been improved on these from the previous season; they completed twenty seventh in OBP and twenty eighth in slugging the 12 months earlier than Brown’s arrival.
Miami will search for a hitting coach for a second straight offseason. John Mabry and Jason Hart held assistant hitting coach roles this previous season. Mabry has a good quantity of prior expertise as a lead hitting voice. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald certainly floats him as a risk to step into Brown’s place.