Jeffrey William Datz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 220 lb.
- School Glassboro State College
- High School Clearview Regional High School
- Debut September 5, 1989
- Final Game September 30, 1989
- Born November 28, 1959 in Camden, NJ USA
After his playing career ended, catcher Jeff Datz went on to be a scout and minor league manager. Working his way up the Cleveland Indians' chain, Datz coached the Watertown Indians (1993) and managed Watertown (1994) and the Columbus RedStixx (1995) to the playoffs. His Canton-Akron Indians (1996) and Akron Aeros (1997) didn't make the playoffs. His Buffalo Bisons won the International League title in 1998, but finished 9th in 1999. In 2000-2001, he was the Indians' minor league field coordinator. He was a Cleveland Indians coach from 2002 to 2009, then became a coach with the Baltimore Orioles in 2010. In 2011, he moved to the Seattle Mariners where he became the third base coach under Eric Wedge. In 2013, he had to take some time off to undergo radiation therapy, following the discovery of a cancerous tumor in his neck. Datz is the Atlanta Braves' minor league catching coordinator for 2019.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1994||Watertown Indians||New York-Penn League||48-26||1st||Cleveland Indians||Lost in 1st round|
|1995||Columbus RedStixx||South Atlantic League||80-62||3rd||Cleveland Indians||Lost in 1st round|
|1996||Canton-Akron Indians||Eastern League||71-71||6th||Cleveland Indians|
|1997||Akron Aeros||Eastern League||51-90||10th||Cleveland Indians|
|1998||Buffalo Bisons||International League||81-62||1st||Cleveland Indians||League Champs|
|1999||Buffalo Bisons||International League||72-72||9th||Cleveland Indians|