White Sox Hire Frank Menechino As Hitting Coach

Menechino served as the hitting coach at Triple-A Charlotte in 2019.

670 The Score Staff
October 10, 2019 - 12:03 pm
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(670 The Score) The White Sox have hired Frank Menechino as their new hitting coach, they announced Thursday.

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Menechino, 48, served as the hitting coach of Triple-A Charlotte in 2019, his first season with the organization. He worked closely with touted White Sox prospects Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal, both of whom are expected to ascend to the big leagues in 2020 for the White Sox. Under Menechino's watch, Charlotte led the International League in runs scored and ranked second in on-base percentage and slugging percentage in 2019.

Prior to that, Menechino spent five seasons with the Marlins, serving as their hitting coach in 2017-'18 and an assistant hitting coach from 2014-'16.

Menechino replaces Todd Steverson, whom the White Sox let go after the season. Steverson had spent the the past six seasons as the White Sox's hitting coach. The White Sox were 13th in the American League in averaging 4.4 runs per game this past season, when their .728 OPS also ranked 12th in the AL.

Menechino had a seven-year MLB career in which he hit .240, playing for the Athletics (1999-2004) and the Blue Jays (2004-'05).