Jon Deeble

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Jon Deeble

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 174 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Jon Deeble played on the Australian team in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup, 1988 Olympics, 1991 Asian Championship, 1993 Asian Championship, 1993 Intercontinental Cup and 1994 Baseball World Cup. He later went on to be a minor league manager and hitting coach. He managed for years in the Australian Baseball League. He also managed the Australian squad at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, leading the team to a silver medal in the latter Games. Deeble was Australia's skipper, as well, in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, 2005 Baseball World Cup, 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2006 Intercontinental Cup. Deeble guided the Australian team to a 6th-place finish in the 2007 Baseball World Cup, their highest finish ever in a Baseball World Cup to that point. Deeble managed Australia again in the 2009 World Baseball Classic with former MLB players Graeme Lloyd and Pat Kelly among his coaches. He also has managed Australia in the 2009 Baseball World Cup, 2011 Baseball World Cup (a 5th-place finish, their best yet in a World Cup), 2013 World Baseball Classic and 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.

Deeble has been either a coach and/or a scout for American pro teams since 1994, with the Marlins organization and later with the Boston Red Sox. He became the first Australian native to coach in the Majors when he became Boston's first-base coach in 2005. Remaining in the Red Sox family, in 2003 he managed the Lowell Spinners. As of 2009, he continues his career with the Red Sox organization as the coordinator of scouting for the Pacific Rim Region. His signees have included Beau Bishop, Chia-Chu Chen, Chih-Hsien Chiang, Mitch Dening, Justin Erasmus, Jennell Hudson, Che-Hsuan Lin, Daniel McGrath, Boss Moanaroa, Moko Moanaroa, Tzu-Wei Lin, Wang-Yi Lin and Junichi Tazawa.

Deeble's father Don Deeble was part of the first class of the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame; Jon was in the second class in 2006. His brother Michael Deeble played for the national team.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1997 GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League 31-28 5th (t) Florida Marlins
1998 GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League 38-22 1st Florida Marlins Lost in 1st round
1999 GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League 25-35 12th Florida Marlins
2000 Utica Blue Sox New York-Penn League 35-40 9th Florida Marlins
2001 GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League 29-31 9th Florida Marlins
2003 Lowell Spinners New York-Penn League 36-30 -- Boston Red Sox replaced by Lynn Jones on August 27

sources include: 2009 World Baseball Classic souvenir program, page 62