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Donnie Ecker #64

COACHING CAREER: Donnie Ecker is in his first season in the organization...on 11/19/18 was named assistant to hitting coach Turner Ward on new manager David Bell's Major League staff...Ecker spent the 2018 season as the hitting coach for the Angels' Class AAA affiliate in Salt Lake...began his coaching career at Los Altos (CA) High School (2013-2014), his alma mater, before joining the Cardinals' player development department to serve as hitting coach for Class A Palm Beach (2015-2016) and then Peoria (2017).

PLAYING CAREER: Was selected by the Reds in the 28th round of the June 2004 amateur draft but did not sign...was drafted by the Rangers in the 22nd round of the June 2007 draft...played 4 seasons in the Rangers' organization and independent leagues.

PERSONAL: Attended Long Beach State University and Lewis-Clark State College...earned a double major in communications and business leadership...his teaching methods incorporate human movement research and technology-based applications to the body and swing...is an Integrated Movement Specialist and certified under the IFPA Biomechanics of Sports...follow on Twitter @Donald_ecker.