The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday afternoon that Glenn Sherlock has been added to their coaching staff as a Major League Coach. His primary focus will be working with the catchers and run prevention according to the press release.
Sherlock has over 35 years of coaching experience in professional baseball, which followed eight years as a player. He was with the New York Mets the last three years, two as the third base coach and one as the first base coach, plus he worked with the catchers each year. Prior to that he was with the Arizona Diamondbacks for 19 seasons in various roles, including bullpen coach, bench coach, catching coordinator and catching coach. He also managed for three seasons in the minors with the New York Yankees after retiring as a player in 1989.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.