Full Name: Douglas Keith Brocail
Born: May 16, 1967 2019 Opening Day Age: 51
Birthplace/Residence: Born in Clearfield, PA and resides in Texas
MAJOR LEAGUE Service: Enters his seventh season as a Major League coach and first season as the Orioles Pitching Coach.
Enters his first season as the Orioles Pitching Coach after being named to the position for the 2019 season...Most recently was the Pitching Coach for the Texas Rangers for three seasons (2016-18)...Began his post-playing career by spending six seasons in the Houston Astros organization...Named Special Assistant to the General Manager/Senior Pitching Advisor for Houston to start 2014 before spending most of 2014 and 2015 as Pitching Coach for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks...Named Astros Pitching Coach from June 2011-13 and saw 18 different pitchers make their Major League debuts during his tenure...Served as an Astros Special Assistant to the General Manager from 2010-11, a role in which he assisted with the evaluation of Major League and minor league players in the Astros system and handled some Major League scouting assignments.
The right-handed pitcher enjoyed a 15-year Major League career from 1992-2009 with San Diego (1992-94, 2006-07), Houston (1995-96, 2008-09), Detroit (1997-2000), and Texas (2004-05) after being selected with the 12th overall pick in the 1986 First-Year Player Draft by the San Diego Padres...Compiled a 52-48 record with nine saves and a 4.00 ERA in 626 appearances/42 starts...Owned a 38-22 (.633) record over his final 12 seasons (1998-2009), the 11th-highest relief win total in the majors in that span, despite missing two full seasons...Registered a 2.83 ERA in 191 games over a three year span (1997-99) in Detroit, while holding opponents to a .225 batting average, allowing just 181 hits in 222.2 innings...Did not pitch in 2002-03 after initially having right elbow surgery on 4/27/01 to repair a full tear of the medial collateral ligament and partial tear of the flexor tendon...In his two seasons with Texas, went 9-4 with a 4.94 ERA over 104 relief appearances in his return to the majors...While in Padres spring camp on 3/11/06, underwent an angioplasty after doctors discovered blockage of his left anterior descending coronary artery during an angiogram...Underwent a second angioplasty on 4/10/06, but recovered to return from the disabled list in July and made 25 appearances out of the bullpen that year.
Brocail and his wife, Lisa, reside in Texas...The couple has five daughters: Taylor, McKinzie, Madisyne, Camdyn, and Parker Elisabeth...Earned all-state honors in football, basketball, and baseball at Lamar (CO) HS, where he pitched three no-hitters and fanned 156 batters in 76.0 innings to be named Colorado Pitcher of the Year in 1985...Attended Lamar Community College (CO).
- 2010-11 Special Assistant to the General Manager, Houston Astros
- 2011-13 Pitching Coach, Houston Astros
- 2014 Special Assistant to the General Manager/Senior Pitching Advisor, Houston Astros
- 2014-15 Pitching Coach, Corpus Christi Hooks, Texas League, AA (Astros)
- 2016-18 Pitching Coach, Texas Rangers
- 2019 Pitching Coach, Baltimore Orioles