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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Mark Rose, Excellent Shot - 28

Greensboro starter Mike Buddie had an OK record by mid-July 1993, but his teammates - and his pitching coach Mark Rose - saw beyond that, according to The Greensboro News & Record.

"I think the team has a feeling that when Mike is out there, we'll have an excellent shot at winning the ball game," Rose told The News & Record after a win where Buddie went seven innings. "You can't translate that into statistics on a piece of paper."

Rose worked that year to improve Yankee minor league pitching, after his own minor league pitching career lasted three seasons. He's worked since to improve pitching in college and later through is own sports academy.

Rose's career in baseball began in 1986, taken by the Yankees in the 21st round of the draft out of the University of South Florida.

Rose started with the Yankees at short-season Oneonta. He got into eight games in 1986 and gave up one earned in 16 innings of work.

He moved to single-A Fort Lauderdale for and started 16 games. He went 7-6, with a 3.49 ERA. He threw seven innings in an August win.

Rose played one final game in 1989 at single-A Peninsula, but an arm injury ended his career. By then he had become a coach. The Yankees named him Peninsula pitching coach in May.

Rose moved to the rookie Gulf Coast League in 1990 as a coach. He served 1991 as pitching coach at Oneonta and 1992 and 1993 at Greensboro. By 1992, he was in Greensboro, where he returned to coach in 1993. He spent 1994 back at Oneonta.

Rose then moved back to college. He coached for the University of South Florida through 1998. He later opened Mark Rose Sports Academy in Florida, which he continues in 2019.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,110
Made the Majors:1,137-36.6%
Never Made Majors:1,973-63.4%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 471
10+ Seasons in the Minors:282

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