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    Rachel Balkovec to Manage in Yankees’ System

    Rachel Balkovec to Manage in Yankees’ System

    She is known for her work with young players and her dedication to the game. Her success is largely due to her willingness to work hard and put in extra effort. In addition to her baseball management experience, Balkovec has a background in marketing, business development and media. She is currently the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Yankees make Rachel Balkovec first female manager in minors

    The young coach has extensive experience working in various positions in baseball. She’s a former strength and conditioning coach for the Cardinals and also worked with the Astros’ Double-A affiliate. After that, she spent two seasons in the Yankees’ minor league system as a hitting coach. She also has coached for the Dutch national team and Driveline. She’ll be the first woman in the organization to handle the Yankees’ top prospects.

    After being hired by the Yankees as a minor league hitting coach, Balkovec will work with the organization’s future international prospects and select prospects. She’ll also oversee the Tarpons when the MLB season begins. She’s a trailblazer in baseball, and a great fit for this position. The Yankees have already hired another woman to run their minor league hitting program, and Balkovec’s experience is lauded by the organization.

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