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Kenny Holmberg

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Kenneth N. Holmberg

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Biographical Information[edit]

The son of Dennis Holmberg, Kenny Holmberg was picked in the 49th round of the 2001 amateur draft. He did not sign and moved on to college. Baseball America named him as their All-American shortstop for a NAIA school in 2005 after he hit .342 with 8 homers and 60 RBI as a senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Milwaukee Brewers then drafted him in the 22nd round of the 2005 amateur draft. He was assigned initially to the Helena Brewers, where he hit .372/.450/.623. He led the Pioneer League in OBP and slugging, homered 12 times (three less than league leader Chris Cook), drove in 51 (three less than leader Russ Mitchell) and was second to Corey Wimberly in average. As he was old for the level, Baseball America did not name him as one of the league's top 20 prospects. Wimberly beat him out for the league All-Star team spot at second base.

Holmberg hit .235/.362/.398 for the West Virginia Power in 2006, being sidelined for a spell by injury.

Kenny was the hitting coach for the 2009 DSL Rangers 1 and managed the DSL Rangers in 2010-2011. He was a coach for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 2012 and managed the AZL Rangers in 2013-2015. In 2016 Holmberg was named the organization's minor league infield coordinator, a role he has continued to hold through 2023. In some years he pulled double duty. In addition to being the infield coordinator, he managed the Spokane Indians in 2018 and the Round Rock Express in 2021. He stepped away from managing in 2022, but took on the added responsibility of minor league field coordinator. Holmberg continued this dual coordinator role in 2023.

Main Source: 2006 Baseball Almanac

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2010 DSL Rangers Dominican Summer League Texas Rangers
2011 DSL Rangers Dominican Summer League Texas Rangers
2013 AZL Rangers Arizona League 32-23 3rd Texas Rangers Lost in 2nd round
2014 AZL Rangers Arizona League 26-30 8th Texas Rangers Lost in 2nd round
2015 AZL Rangers Arizona League 28-28 7th Texas Rangers
2018 Spokane Indians Northwest League 38-38 3rd (t) Texas Rangers
2021 Round Rock Express Triple-A West 61-58 5th (t) Texas Rangers 6-4

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