Pitching Panel

Brent Strom - Arizona Diamondbacks
Doug Bochtler - Detroit Tigers
Derek Johnson - Cincinnati Reds
Dave Bush - Boston Red Sox
Fred Corral - Cincinnati Reds

Brent Strom was just recently named pitching coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He spent 2014-2021 as pitching coach of the Houston Astros, winning a World Championship in 2017. He has overseen two different Astros players - Justin Verlander (2019) and Dallas Keuchel (2015) - win AL Cy Young awards. As a player, Strom won two NCAA championships as part of the USC Trojans baseball team. He was drafted third overall in the 1970 draft and played through 1977. Strom has been coaching professionally since 1992.

Fred Corral is currently a pitching coach in the Cincinnati Reds organization. He previously served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Missouri. Fred has spent 27 years as a college pitching coach and three seasons professionally with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Montreal Expos.

Derek Johnson is the Director of Pitching for the Cincinnati Reds. He spent the past three seasons as the club's big league pitching coach. In 2019 he won Major League Coach of the Year. Prior to Cincinnati, Johnson served as the MLB pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, MiLB Pitching Coordinator Chicago Cubs, and pitching coach at Vanderbilt University.

Dave Bush is the MLB pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox. This will be his third season in the position. Bush has spent the past five years in the Red Sox organization as a pitching coach and development analyst. He has also coached internationally in Europe, China, and South Africa. As a player, Bush had two different stints with the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays.

Doug Bochtler is a MiLB pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers. He previously served as bullpen coach for the San Diego Padres. As a player, Doug amassed 260 IP as a relief pitcher over six seasons for the Padres, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and Los Angeles Dodgers.