Justin Meccage

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Justin Robert Meccage

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Biographical Information[edit]

Justin Meccage was picked by the New York Yankees in the 32nd round of the 2002 amateur draft. He was 2-2 with two saves and a 3.11 ERA that summer for the Staten Island Yankees, holding opponents to a .215 average. He was bombed with Staten Island in 2003, giving up six hits, a walk and four runs in 1/3 of an inning for a 108.00 ERA. Let go by the Yanks, he signed with the Cook County Cheetahs, where he went 0-4 with a save and a 4.61 ERA to end his playing career.

Meccage was pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Texas-Pan American from 2004-2007, then was an assistant coach for the Arkansas State University Red Wolves from 2008-2010.

In 2011 the Pittsburgh Pirates hired Meccage as a coach for their minor league system. Meccage was pitching coach for the State College Spikes in 2011-2012, Bradenton Marauders in 2013-2014, and Altoona Curve in 2015-2016. After the 2015 season he worked as the Glendale Desert Dogs pitching coach in the Arizona Fall League. The Pirates named Meccage their minor league pitching coordinator for the 2017 season. In 2018, he was named assistant pitching coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates, then in 2020 was named the team's bullpen coach. He remained in this latter role through the 2023 season.


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