#002 RACHEL BALKOVEC Earns Respect in MLB, Discusses Women in Baseball, Technical Insights on Job as a Hitting Coach; Hoz on Women in MLB Giving New Perspective to Players

Diggin Deep Podcast

28-02-2024 • 1 hr 4 mins

In Episode 2, Hosmer and Su'a welcome Rachel Balkovec, one of the female faces of MLB that's paving the way for women in the game; Balkovec, the first female manager in minor league baseball as a Head Coach for the Yankees minor league affiliate Tampa Tarpons, and current Director of Player Development for the Miami Marlins, shares her grit-filled professional journey, from sending in her first resume (disguising her real name), her awkward first day on the job, and how she developed the technical tools to be effective in the analytical side of being a hitting coach in modern day baseball; all having a truly unique and inspiring story that comes with it.

Hoz shares how Rachel's impact on the game directly impacts his own family, as Su'a digs deep into the Balkovec mindset that finds Rachel rising through the ranks of America's Favorite Pastime.  The trio poke fun at each other with usual baseball banter and share laughs around topics like the newly added "pitch clock" rule and potential rule additions like the auto zone.  The episode ends with powerful messages from both Balkovec and Hosmer.

To Balkovec, respect is earned, not given. And if you're not sea in this episode she'll show you why the Diggin' Deep crew is rooting for Rachel on her journey to being a GM.


Eric Hosmer / @hosmer305

Justin Su'a / @justinsua

Guest: Rachel Balkovec / @rachel.balkovec

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