Anthony Iapoce

Hitting Coach
Texas Rangers

IN THE SHOW: Hired as Rangers hitting coach on Nov. 5, 2015 and is entering his first season in the Texas organization… this is his first year on a major league coaching staff… pronounced "eye-uh-poh-SEE".

COACHING HISTORY: Has spent the last three seasons (2013-15) as the Chicago Cubs' Special Assistant to the General Manager/Player Development, overseeing that club's minor league hitting program while contributing to additional projects for the organization…also spent three seasons as Toronto's roving hitting coordinator from 2010-12 after beginning his coaching career in the Marlins system from 2006-09…while with the Marlins, served as hitting coach at Class A Advanced Jupiter (2008-09), Class A Greensboro (2007), and Class A Short Season Jamestown (2006).

PLAYING HISTORY: The former outfielder played 11 minor league seasons in the Brewers and Marlins systems, as well as for the Gary SouthShore RailCats in the independent Northern League, from 1994-2005… selected by Milwaukee in the 33rd round of the 1994 draft…reached the Triple-A level four times and was a career .273 hitter with a .342 on-base percentage in 845 professional games.