Drew Hedman

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Drew Arvid Hedman

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Drew Hedman was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 50th round of the 2009 amateur draft out of Pomona College. In his final year there, he was named the ABCA Player of the Year for Division III., as well as a D-3 All-American at first base. He played in the Red Sox system from 2009 to 2012, topping out at AA. In his best season, in 2011, he hit .272 in 95 games for the Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League.

Following his playing career, he served for one year as a volunteer assistant coach for Vanderbilt University, from August 2013 to August 2014, then joined the baseball operations department of the Washington Nationals as an intern in 2015. After a two year stint working in organization baseball and softball showcases, he moved to the Arizona Diamondbacks as a professional scout in 2018. In 2019, he was named the team's Major League Run Production Coordinator and on June 10, 2021 was promoted to the major league coaching staff as a co-hitting coach with Rick Short when the D-Backs fired both of their hitting coaches (Darnell Coles and Eric Hinske) in the middle of a deep slump. In 2022, he remained on the coaching staff in a dual role as an assistant hitting coach and Director of Minor League Hitting.

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