Bobby Magallanes

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shortstop Bobby Magallanes was drafted out of Bell (CA) High School by the Montreal Expos in the 44th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but didn't sign. He attended Cerritos College and was drafted in the 50th round of the 1989 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners. He played for Team USA when they went 1-5 in the 1989 Intercontinental Cup. He played several seasons in the minors, missing 1993 and 1994 due to injuries. He later played for years in the Mexican League, hitting .301 for the Mexico City Tigres in 2000.

Magallanes was a hitting coach for the AZL Angels in 2002 and 2003, and was the manager of the Cedar Rapids Kernels from 2004 to 2006. After the 2006 season he managed the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League. In 2007, the Angels promoted him to skipper of the Arkansas Travelers. Magallanes switched to the Chicago White Sox system in 2011 and he managed the Birmingham Barons for two seasons. In his nine years of managing, Magallanes compiled a 582-675 record. He was originally scheduled to manage the Bristol White Sox in 2013 but in April he was named a roving coach / latin liaison for the White Sox. He remained in that position through 2014.

In 2015 the Cleveland Indians hired Magallanes as the hitting coach for the AZL Indians, but he was transferred to the Lynchburg Hillcats that spring in the same role. He did serve as the AZL hitting coach in 2016-2017. He moved up to the Columbus Clippers in 2018 as their bench coach.

Magallanes moved to the Atlanta Braves' chain as hitting coach of the Gwinnett Stripers in 2019. He followed that stint with a year as a minor league assistant hitting coordinator in 2020. He finally made the major leagues in 2021 when the Braves named him an assistant hitting coach.

He is the younger brother of Ever Magallanes, whom he replaced as manager of the Birmingham Barons in 2011. He then coached for the Mexican national team his brother managed in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games. In addition, Magallanes served as the Mexican bench coach in the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers and as third base coach for Mexico during the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Magallanes also coached and managed for a few seasons in the winter leagues. He began 2010/2011 as the Estrellas Orientales hitting coach before taking over as manager on November 26, 2010. He followed a similar pattern in subsequent years. Magallanes was the bench coach for Naranjeros de Hermosillo in 2011 before taking over as manager from his brother Ever Magallanes on November 6th. He returned to Estrellas Orientales in 2013 as hitting coach and assumed managerial responsibilities when Dino Ebel was fired on November 9th.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League 75-65 4th (t) Anaheim Angels Lost in 1st round
2005 Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League 65-75 11th (t) Los Angeles Angels
2006 Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League 65-74 10th Los Angeles Angels
2007 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 65-75 7th Los Angeles Angels
2008 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 62-78 6th Los Angeles Angels League Champs
2009 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 61-79 7th (t) Los Angeles Angels
2010 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 55-85 8th Los Angeles Angels
2011 Birmingham Barons Southern League 71-69 4th Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
2012 Birmingham Barons Southern League 63-76 9th Chicago White Sox

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