Chris Holt (minors)

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Chris Anthony Holt

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chris Holt played one year at Saint Joseph's College of Maine before transferring to Flagler College for the 2001-2002 seasons. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Holt in the 21st round of the 2002 amateur draft and he played that season with the Williamsport Crosscutters where he appeared in 15 games, all in relief. He was released in spring training the next year before moving to Austria in 2004 as a player and coach.

Holt returned to Flagler in the fall of 2004 and served as the Saints' pitching coach from 2005-2007. He moved to high school coaching after that, first as the freshman team head coach at Allen D. Nease High School (2008) and then as pitching coach at Ponte Vedra High School from 2009-2011. The next few years were devoted to coaching at baseball academies in Florida and working as an associate scout for the Baltimore Orioles from 2012-2013.

In 2014 the Houston Astros hired Holt to be the Tri-City ValleyCats pitching coach where he stayed for two seasons. He moved up to the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2016 and the Buies Creek Astros in 2017. The Astros promoted Holt to minor league assistant pitching coordinator for 2018.

When Mike Elias became general manager of the Orioles, he brought Holt with him to Baltimore as his new minor league pitching coordinator for 2019. Holt gained another promotion in 2020 when he was named the organization's Director of Pitching which oversees pitching at both the major and minor league levels. Holt retained this title in 2021 even after the Orioles appointed him as the team's major league pitching coach. He continued the dual role in 2022.

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