Brian Michael Daubach
(Dauber, Belleville Basher)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 201 lb.
- High School Belleville West High School
- Debut September 10, 1998
- Final Game July 8, 2005
- Born February 11, 1972 in Belleville, IL USA
Brian Daubach played in the major leagues from 1998 to 2005. Daubach was drafted by the New York Mets in the 17th round of the 1990 amateur draft. He did not come to the majors with them, but they ended up being the last team he played with, in 2005.
The Mets granted him free agency in 1996, and the Florida Marlins signed him. Hitting 35 home runs for the Charlotte Knights in the International League in 1998, he came up with Florida for 10 games that year, at the age of 26. Florida released him, and he caught on with the Boston Red Sox for four years. He hit at least 20 home runs each year for the Red Sox, with a high of 22 in 2001.
He was granted free agency by Boston and caught on with the Chicago White Sox, where he struggled with a low batting average and not much power in his only season with the team in 2003. He was granted free agency by the White Sox, and signed again with the Red Sox, where he appeared in 30 games for the team that won the World Series in 2004. He was, however, granted free agency at the end of the season, and did not appear in the postseason.
In 2005 he was with the Mets for 15 games at the age of 33. He earned the chance with them in June by hitting .325/.426/.554 with the Norfolk Tides. He tried to make the St. Louis Cardinals team in 2006 as a back-up first baseman, but did not succeed and spent the season with the Memphis Redbirds, playing only 67 games.
In November 2008, he was named the first manager of the American Defenders of New Hampshire, an independent team based in Nashua, NH. In 2010, he became manager of the Pittsfield Colonials, also in the Can-Am Association. He moved to organized baseball in 2011, managing the Hagerstown Suns in the Washington Nationals organization. He became a coach for the Syracuse Chiefs in 2016-2018 and Fresno Grizzlies in 2019. He was scheduled to return to Fresno in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19. Daubach was hitting coach of the Rochester Red Wings in 2021-2022.
- 1999 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 4 (1999-2002)
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2009||American Defenders of New Hampshire||Can-Am Association||36-58||6th||Independent Leagues|
|2010||Pittsfield Colonials||Can-Am Association||48-45||3rd||Independent Leagues||Lost League Finals|
|2011||Hagerstown Suns||South Atlantic League||75-64||6th||Washington Nationals|
|2012||Hagerstown Suns||South Atlantic League||82-55||2nd||Washington Nationals||Lost in 1st round|
|2013||Potomac Nationals||Carolina League||84-55||1st||Washington Nationals||Lost League Finals|
|2014||Harrisburg Senators||Eastern League||53-89||12th||Washington Nationals|
|2015||Harrisburg Senators||Eastern League||67-75||10th||Washington Nationals|