Rusty Pendergrass

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rusty Pendergrass has been a scout and college coach.

Pendergrass was head coach of Houston Baptist University from 1992-1997. He was a Houston Astros scout from 2000-2011, signing Hunter Pence, Troy Patton, Ruben Alaniz, Matt Albers, Ben Zobrist, Koby Clemens, Ryan Gebhardt and Steve Martin. When Houston let him go, he joined the Arizona Diamondbacks as a scout and signed Stryker Trahan. Pence and Zobrist were both taken by the Astros in the 2004 amateur draft on his recommendation.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Richard Justice: "Why Astros chose Pence, Zobrist in same Draft: Scout convinced Houston to select two future standouts in one year", May 29, 2020. [1]