Robby Hammock

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Biographical Information[edit]

Robby Hammock played six seasons in the major leagues, all with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He mostly played catcher, but also appeared in some games at third base and in the outfield.

The Diamondbacks took him in the 23rd round in the 1998 amateur draft. He had attended South Cobb High School, DeKalb Junior College, and the University of Georgia.

He played in the minors in the Diamondback organization some time each year from 1998-2006. In the California League in 1999 and part of 2000 and part of 2001, he hit .332 and .353 and .311.

In the majors in 2003, he hit .282 with a .477 slugging percentage while his defensive time was split between three positions. In 2004 he mostly caught and his average dropped to .241, as he was troubled with knee problems. He did, however, catch Randy Johnson's perfect game in 2004. In 2005, he was sidelined virtually the entire season with injuries.

His 2006 season was notable in that he appeared in one game with the Diamondbacks, getting one hit in two at-bats. In the minors with the Tucson Sidewinders in Triple A ball, he hit .290 and slugged .515 with 20 home runs in 103 games. After not playing in the major leagues for two seasons, Hammock returned to the D-Backs for 2 games in September of 2011, during which he went 0 for 2. He retired after the season and accepted a position as hitting coach with the AZL Diamondbacks.

In 2017, Hammock joined Arizona's major league coaching staff as a quality control and catching coach, staying through 2021. He moved to the San Diego Padres' organization as bench coach of the El Paso Chihuahuas in 2022. Hammock changed employers once again in 2023 when he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in order to coach their Greensboro Grasshoppers affiliate.

In addition to managing in the U.S., Hammock served as the manager for the Tigres del Licey during the 2018/2019 Dominican League season.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2013 Missoula Osprey Pioneer League 31-42 7th Arizona Diamondbacks
2014 Visalia Rawhide California League 75-65 4th(t) Arizona Diamondbacks Lost League Finals
2015 Mobile BayBears Southern League 70-67 5th Arizona Diamondbacks
2016 Mobile BayBears Southern League 65-73 7th Arizona Diamondbacks
2023 Greensboro Grasshoppers South Atlantic League Pittsburgh Pirates

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