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#23 Darin Downs, Pitching Coach

Position: Pitching Coach
Date of Birth: 12/26/1984
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 200 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: L
Resides: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Highest Level: MLB


Downs joins the coaching ranks following a 17-year career as a professional player. He was a key contributor to the Ducks Atlantic League championship run in 2019. The southpaw made 21 starts during the regular season, going 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA and 140 strikeouts, a total that was tied for second-most in the league. He also started two games during the playoffs, including Game One of the Liberty Division Championship Series at High Point in which he allowed just two runs and struck out seven over six and one-third innings. The Florida resident previously spent time with the Ducks in 2015 and 2016. In his three years with Long Island, Downs compiled a 15-13 record with a 3.28 ERA, 303 strikeouts, 87 walks and 282.1 innings pitched over 50 starts.

The 36-year-old is a veteran of three seasons at the Major League level. He pitched two years with the Detroit Tigers (2012-13) and one with the Houston Astros (2014), combining to make 92 relief appearances. He went 4-4 with a 4.76 ERA and 84 strikeouts to 39 walks over 90.2 innings of work. Among his many accolades, he was named the Class-A Advanced Starting Pitcher of the Year in 2010 and a Florida State League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in 2009. Downs was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round of the 2003 amateur draft.



# Name POS
5 Joe Iorio P
18 Akeel Morris P
25 Anderson DeLeon P
27 Mike Bolsinger P
28 Jose Cuas P
31 Brendan Feldmann P
32 Michael Tonkin P
34 Vin Mazzaro P
41 Chris Reed P
49 Johnny Hellweg P


# Name POS
24 Sal Giardina C
33 Hector Sanchez C


# Name POS
2 Steve Lombardozzi IF
9 Ryan Jackson IF
15 Ty Kelly IF
17 Clint Freeman IF
26 Brock Stassi IF


# Name POS
13 L.J. Mazzilli OF
14 Johnni Turbo OF
20 Lew Ford OF
29 Daniel Fields OF


# Name POS
6 Wally Backman Manager
23 Darin Downs Pitching Coach
20 Lew Ford Hitting Coach
32 Michael Tonkin Bullpen Coach

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