John Vander Wal
John Henry Vander Wal
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 197 lb.
- School Western Michigan University
- High School Hudsonville High School
- Debut September 6, 1991
- Final Game September 27, 2004
- Born April 29, 1966 in Grand Rapids, MI USA
John Vander Wal was an outfielder for Team USA in the 1986 Amateur World Series, joining Steve Finley, Todd Azar and Bob Zupcic. After his retirement as a player, he was a professional scout for the San Diego Padres from 2009-2013 and for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014-2017. He moved to the Detroit Tigers organization as a coach with the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2018 and became their hitting coach in 2019.
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2000)
- Hits, as a pinch hitter, season, 28, 1995