Begins his ninth season in the organization and second campaign as the D-backs pitching coach ... Named pitching coach with the appointment of A.J. Hinch as Manager on May 8, 2009 ... Served as the minor league pitching coordinator from 2007-09 ... Has worked as the pitching coach at four affiliates: Rookie-Advanced Missoula in 2005-06, Double-A El Paso in 2004, Single-A Advanced Lancaster in 2003 and Short-Season A Yakima in 2002 ... Prior to joining the D-backs, was the pitching coach at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he played from 1983-84 ... Played professionally for eight seasons in the Astros, Royals and Mets organizations ... His lone stint in the Majors was in 1990 with the Royals when he went 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA in 13 games (2 starts).
Melvin Leon (Mel) Stottlemyre, Jr ... He and his wife, Lisa, have three children, Maleigha, Colton and Blaise ... Comes from a baseball family...his father, Mel Sr., was an All-Star pitcher and three-time 20-game winner with the New York Yankees from 1964-74 and later served as a pitching coach for the Yankees from 1996-2005 and the Mariners in 2008 and was also a Spring Training advisor for the D-backs in 2007...his brother, Todd, pitched in the Major Leagues for 15 seasons, including four with the D-backs from 1999-2002.