John Mallee

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John Mallee
John Mallee and Jose Altuve May 2014.jpg
Mallee and Astros second baseman José Altuve in May 2014.
Los Angeles Angels
Hitting coach
Born: John Daniel Mallee
(1969-05-05) May 5, 1969 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

John Daniel Mallee (pronounced "MAY lee") (born May 5, 1969) is an American professional baseball coach, and former Minor League Baseball (MiLB) player.[1] He is the assistant hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). As a MiLB player, Mallee was a shortstop and second baseman.[1] He has previously been the hitting coach of the Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies.[2]

Early and personal life[edit]

Mallee was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Chicago State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in kinesiology.[3]

He married Candy Wiedeman in 1995, and has two sons, John III and Austin.[3]

Baseball career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Mallee was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 10th round of the 1991 amateur draft, out of University of Illinois. He played in minor league baseball from 1991 to 1992 in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system, for Rookie League Martinsville (1991) and Single-A Spartanburg (1992).[1][3][4] Mallee hit .208/.313/.257 with 8 stolen bases and 28 RBI in 115 career minor league games, playing 95 games at shortstop and 20 games at second base.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

He began his coaching career with Milwaukee as the hitting coach for Beloit (A, 1996-97; 99), Stockton (A, 1998), and Huntsville (AA, 2000).[3] He was then the minor league hitting coach for the Montreal Expos at Ottawa (AAA, 2001).[3]

He then served as the Florida Marlins minor league hitting coordinator for nine seasons, from 2002-2010, and their major league hitting coach from 2010-11.[5][3]

On October 19, 2012, the Astros announced that Mallee would be their hitting coach for 2012, working under Bo Porter.[6] He was their major league hitting coach from 2013-14.[3]

On October 9, 2014, he was named by the Chicago Cubs as their major league hitting coach, succeeding Bill Mueller.[7] On October 26, 2017, the Cubs announced that Mallee had been released from his contract and Chili Davis was named as his replacement.[8]

On November 10, 2017, he was hired as the hitting coach of the Philadelphia Phillies under manager Gabe Kapler.[9] On August 13, 2019, after a slump in which the Phillies fell from first place to fourth place in the NL East, he was replaced by former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.[10][11]

He was hired by the Los Angeles Angels as their assistant hitting coach prior to the 2020 season.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d "John Mallee Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Sports Reference LLC. 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "John Mallee". Retrosheet. 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Coach Bio" |
  4. ^ "John Mallee"
  5. ^ Stephens, Bailey (June 23, 2010). "New coaches familiar to organization". Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  6. ^ Casella, Paul (October 19, 2012). "Trembley, Mallee join Porter's coaching staff". Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Cubs hire Mallee as hitting coach". Associated Press. October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Cubs make changes: Chili Davis the new hitting coach, John Mallee out". Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Town, John (10 November 2017). "Phillies hire John Mallee as hitting coach, announce two other coaches". That Ball's Outta Here. FanSided. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  10. ^ ""Manuel returns as Phillies' hitting coach"". Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  11. ^ Stockburger, George (13 August 2019). "Phillies hire Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach". That Ball's Outta Here. FanSided. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  12. ^ Maria Torres (October 31, 2019). "Joe Maddon's new Angels coaching staff is full of former Cubs". Orange County Register. Retrieved November 14, 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jim Presley
Florida Marlins Hitting coach
2010-2011 (fired during 2011)
Succeeded by

Eduardo Pérez
Preceded by
Ty Van Burkleo
Houston Astros Hitting coach
Succeeded by

Dave Hudgens
Preceded by
Bill Mueller
Chicago Cubs Hitting coach
Succeeded by
Chili Davis
Preceded by
Matt Stairs
Philadelphia Phillies Hitting coach
2018–2019 (fired Aug. 13, 2019)
Succeeded by
Charlie Manuel