Sal Fasano

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Salvatore Frank Fasano

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Sal Fasano was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 37th round of 1993 amateur draft. He made his professional debut in 1993 in the short-season Northwest League with the Eugene Emeralds. He batted a respectable .267/.355/.511 with 10 home runs in 176 at-bats.

The following season, 1994, Fasano was named MVP of the Midwest League despite spending the last month of the season in the Carolina League. He batted .281/.366/.551 with 25 home runs for the Rockford Royals before he was promoted to the Wilmington Blue Rocks. He continued his success by hitting .322/408/.633 and 7 additional homers for Wilmington.

After playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, Fasano went on to manage the organization's Midwest League affiliate, the 2010 Lansing Lugnuts. In 2011, he moved to their Double-A franchise, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He was named the Eastern League's Manager of the Year after guiding the team to a 77-65 record and the League Championship. He stayed at the helm of New Hampshire in 2012. In 2013 the Blue Jays promoted him to minor league catching coordinator where he stayed for two years. In 2015, he was named the organization's minor league pitching coordinator which was a somewhat unusual position for a former catcher.

Fasano left the Blue Jays in 2017 and started the year as a bench coach for Italy during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. After the Classic ended, he took the reins of the Mobile BayBears, the AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. His work in the Angels' system only lasted one year.

In 2018, he moved to the Atlanta Braves as a major league coach responsible for catchers. He remained the Braves major league catching coach through the 2023 season.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2010 Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League 70-69 10th Toronto Blue Jays
2011 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League 77-65 1st Toronto Blue Jays League Champs
2012 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League 61-81 11th Toronto Blue Jays
2017 Mobile BayBears Southern League 64-75 8th Los Angeles Angels

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