A J Hinch is an American professional baseball coach and former player. He currently is the manager of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Furthermore, during his playing career, he had been with the teams the Oakland Athletics (1998–2000), Kansas City Royals (2001–2002), Detroit Tigers (2003), and Philadelphia Phillies (2004) as a catcher.
After departing with the team, Hinch started his career managing the different baseball teams. He has served various teams like Arizona Diamondbacks (May 2009-July 2010) and Houston Astros (2015-2019). So far, he served as a vice president of professional scouting for the San Diego Padres from September 2010 to August 2014. In addition, Houston Astros fired Hinch suspended for the 2020 season for his role in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.
Caption: The former baseball player and coach, A J Hinch.
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A J Hinch: Bio, Family, Education
The former player was born on 15 May 1974Waverly, Iowa. At the age of eight, he moved to Oklahoma and settled there. There is no information on his parents or siblings. Regarding his education, he has graduated from Midwest City High School in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1992. In his senior years, he was the 1992 National Gatorade Player of the Year in baseball.
He drafted in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft but elected to attend Stanford University in 1995. He later joined Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity and also won a bronze medal for the United States at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Additionally, he received a title of the 1998 Topps All-Star Rookie Team.
A J Hinch: Career & Life Achievements
In 1996, Andrew was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the third round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Athletics in June 1996 and played with the team throughout the 2000 season. He then traded to the Kansas City Royals in the 2000–01 offseason. Further, he had played with the teams Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cleveland Indians, and Philadelphia Phillies.
In his team managing career, he has managed several teams and currently signed the Detroit Tigers on a three-year contract. He first hired by Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2005 season as their manager of minor league operations. On 21 September 2010, he joined San Diego Padres as vice president of professional scouting. Before joining Detroit Tigers, he has been with the team Houston Astros from 2014 to the end season of 2019.
A J Hinch: Personal Life & Husband
Speaking of his personal life, he has married his wife Erin Hinch in 1999. There is not much information on their marriage life or dating history. The couple had produced two daughters, Haley and Kaitlin from their strong marriage. Further, the duo’s love life is still running smoothly and sharing a strong bonding. He has not involved in any kind of controversies or rumors.
Caption: A J Hinch with his wife Erin
A J Hinch: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has a net worth estimated at around $4 million from his professional career. Further, the former professional baseball coach is currently managing the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Though he has not revealed exact information about his salary, he surely maintains a six-digit figure salary.
He has a verified Twitter account @ajhinch with 164k followers. Other than this, he seems not to be active over Facebook or Instagram account under his name.
A J Hinch: Body Measurements
He has an average body-looking structure that stands to a height of 6 feet 0 inch or 1.82 meters. His body weighs around 66 kg and no information on his body measurements in the media. He has grey-white hair color with brown eyes color.