My Pitching Coach: Chris Seddon


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Chris Seddon never played on the Dodgers. He also is not going to coach them. Instead, I am writing about him because he has spent the past month as a pitching coach for my high school baseball team.

Seddon was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round of the 2001 Amateur draft. Seddon was claimed off waivers by the Florida Marlins in 2007. Sadly, his major league career was not without injury and he never established himself in the big leagues. His major league career ended in 2012. He went 2-3 with a 5.47 ERA in the majors. He spent time with the Marlins, Mariners, and Indians.

Once his major league career ended, Seddon went to Japan and Korea for four years. He began with the SK Wyverns in the Korean Baseball Organization. He went 14-6 that year with a 2.98 ERA. In his next year, Seddon played for the Yomiuri Giants in the Japan Central League. While he was there, he went 4-5 with a 4.67 ERA in ten appearances. He then went back to the Wyverns for two more years during which he went 12-10 with a 5.18 ERA.

Now, he is helping my baseball team to improve. He will soon meet up with a minor league team in southern California as their pitching coach. I consider myself very lucky to be learning from a former professional pitcher.

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