Pat Listach was named the Astros first base coach on Oct. 22, 2013. Pat spent two seasons with the Cubs, handling the third base coach role in 2012 and bench coach in 2011 ... was a coach or manager in Chicago's farm system from 2000-08 before serving as the Washington Nationals third base coach from 2009-10 ... Was named the 1992 American League Rookie of the Year after a successful season with the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Attended Arizona State University, where he played in the 1988 College World Series - the team fell to Stanford in the championship game. ... Graduated from Natchitoches Central (La.) High School, where he was a four-time letterman in baseball ... attended McLennan Junior College in Texas before transferring to Arizona State.
Pat enters the 2012 season with 12 years experience as a coach or manager since his first coaching job with the Cubs in 2000. ... Was the Nationals third base coach at the major league level in 2009- 10 ... in 2009, only 11 Nationals were thrown out at home plate on non-force outs, a figure bettered only by the Cardinals (8). w Also worked with Nationals infielders, and helped third baseman Ryan Zimmerman claim his first All-Star appearance and Gold Glove award. ... From 2006-08, led two clubs to post-season appearances in three years, taking Double-A Tennessee in 2007 and Triple-A Iowa in 2008. ... Named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year in 2008. ... Managed the Mesa Solar Sox to a 15-16 record in the 2006 Arizona Fall League. ... Served six years as a hitting coach in Chicago's system, beginning with Single-A Lansing in 2000 and Triple-A Iowa from 2001-05.
Pat, the 1992 American League Rookie of the Year, played six big league seasons with Milwaukee (1992-96) and Houston (1997) ... all told, batted .251 (444-for-1,772) with 63 doubles, 13 triples, five homers, 143 RBI and 116 stolen bases in 503 Major League games...In his 1992 season with Milwaukee, batted .290 with 47 RBI and 54 stolen bases, the second-highest stolen base total in the league ... earned A.L. Rookie of the Year accolades from Baseball America, The Sporting News and Baseball Digest...Primarily a shortstop, he also played defensively at second base, third base and all three outfield positions ... retired in 1998...Selected by Milwaukee in the fifth round of the 1988 draft out of Arizona State University ... was selected by Seattle in the 23rd round of the 1987 draft, but did not sign.