BEC Session Topic (s)

Isolating the Infielder

Isolating the Outfielder

Darren Fenster

He is currently in his third season as the Minor League Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator for the Boston Red Sox and his tenth season overall with the organization, having started as the hitting coach for the Greenville Drive in 2012.

He was named manager of Greenville in 2014 and guided the Drive to its first South Atlantic League championship in team history in 2017 before being named the Portland Sea Dogs manager in 2018. Served as Third Base Coach for the United States under Mike Scioscia in this past Summer Olympics in Tokyo, helping Team USA take home the Silver Medal. Prior to joining the Red Sox, Fenster spent six seasons at his alma mater, Rutgers University, as Director of Operations, Assistant Coach, and Recruiting Coordinator. Additionally, he helped lead the St. Cloud River Bats to the Northwoods League title in 2007 and helped guide the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Orleans Cardinals to a league-best 25-17-2 regular season record in 2008.

As a player at Rutgers, Fenster was a two-time All-American and was named Big East Player of the Year in 2000 before being selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 2000 MLB Draft. He spent five seasons in the Royals minor league system, where he hit .267 with 63 doubles, 179 RBIs, and 215 walks in 438 games, and was named a Carolina League All-Star in 2002 and 2004. In 2008, Fenster was elected to the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame. Drawing upon his baseball experiences as both a player and a coach, Fenster provides unique and insightful educational content as a contributor for the USA Baseball Develops Blog. He was named the first-ever USA Baseball Coach Educator of the Year in 2019 for his contributions that assist coaches, parents, and leagues in developing young players and improving their experience within the game of baseball. 

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