troy tulowitzki, a 13-year major league veteran and five-time all-star, begins his third season as an assistant coach at texas baseball in 2022. following the announcement of his retirement from professional baseball, tulowitzki joined the staff of the longhorns on July 25, 2019. tulowitzki works with the infielders and hitters.
Its first full season in 2021 saw Texas return to the College World Series and fall just one game out of the CWS Finals. Under Tulowitzki and Philip Miller, the Longhorns’ offense put together its best season in at least a decade. Texas had its highest team batting average (.275) and number of home runs (68) since the 2010 season. The team’s 126 doubles were the most since 2008 and the team’s 92 stolen bases were the most since 2005. Texas He also boasted one of the best defenses in the nation, finishing with a .980 fielding percentage to rank 10th in the NCAA. The defense was anchored by shortstop Trey Faltine, who led the Big 12 with 203 assists and 40 double plays converted. Ivan Melendez led the Longhorns offensively in 2021 with a .319 batting average and a .603 slugging percentage. he hit a team-high 13 doubles, three triples, and a team-high 13 home runs. he finished the season with 51 RBIs and 38 runs scored and was named the first designated hitter of the team’s Big 12.
tulowitzki also joined usa baseball in the summer of 2021, working with both the varsity national team and the 13u/14u athlete development program. he was named usa baseball volunteer coach uu. of the year 2021 for his work in both programs.
During his first season at Forty Acres, he worked with a young group of infielders, including freshman shortstop Trey Faltine, who made a big impression and started all 17 games before the season was cut short. Tulowitzki also helped Austin Todd produce big numbers at the plate, hitting .375 with four doubles, a triple and a home run, as well as 15 RBIs and 14 runs scored.
In addition to his five All-Star selections, Tulowitzki was a two-time Gold Glove Award winner and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He spent 10 seasons with the Colorado Rockies, before joining the Toronto Blue Jays from 2015 to 2017 and ending his career with the New York Yankees in 2019.
A career .290 hitter, Tulowitzki finished his MLB career with 1,391 hits, 264 doubles, 225 home runs and 780 RBIs. His 225 home runs are the 12th most ever by an MLB shortstop. Tulowitzki is one of only four shortstops in MLB history to compile a career fielding percentage of .984 or better.
After making his major league debut in 2006, Tulowitzki helped lead the Rockies to the 2007 National League Championship and the franchise’s first World Series appearance. In 2007, he led all MLB shortstops in fielding percentage (.987), putouts (262), total chances (834), assists (561), and double plays made (114).
in 2010, tulowitzki was named to their first all-star team, finished fifth in the national league most valuable player voting, and won the gold glove and silver slugger award. He clinched the honors again in 2011, being named an All-Star, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger and finishing eighth in the MVP voting.
Tulowitzki was last named an all-star in 2015 and finished the season in Toronto after being traded to the Blue Jays in July. He helped lead Toronto to the American League Championship Series, falling just short of the World Series.
Tulowitzki, a two-time all-american and three-time all-conference player, was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft out of Long Beach State. In 2004, Tulowitzki was named the Palo Alto Regional’s Most Valuable Player. Following the season, Tulowitzki was selected in 2004 to the United States Collegiate National Team and helped win the gold medal at the FISU World Collegiate Championships. He was inducted into the Long Beach State Hall of Fame in 2013.
Tulowitzki married his wife Danyll in 2009 and the couple have a son, Taz.