Hill Returns for 4th Season at Helm of Iosotopes


Glenallen Hill, who spent 13 years in the big leagues as a player and the Rockies first base coach for six seasons, will return as the manager of the Rockies Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque four a fourth season in 2018, his sixth season as the manager of the Rockies Triple-A team.

Hill managed the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2013 and 2014 prior to the franchise being moved to New Mexico.

Hill has managed the Isotopes to 201 victories during his three seasons, third most all-time for Albuquerque managers. Dean Treanor holds the franchise record with 362 wins, and Lorenzo Bundy managed the franchise to 226 victories, both when it was affiliated with the Dodgers.

Brandon Emanuel, the pitching coach for the Rockies High-A affiliate in the California League the last three years, and Tim Doherty, who has been the hitting coach at Rookie Grand Junction and Double-A Hartford the last two years, will be promoted to the Albuquerque staff for 2018.

Hill will be entering his 15th season with the Rockies organization.

Hill’s major-league playing career included time with the Blue Jays (1989-91), Indians (1991-93), Cubs (1993-94, 1998-99), Giants (1995-97), Mariners (1998), Yankees (2000) and Angels (2001). Hill.271 with 186 homers and 586 RBI in 1,162 games.

Before joining the Rockies, Emanuel spent seven seasons as a pitching coach in the Los Angeles Angels organization (2007-13). A second-round draft choice of the Angels in 1998 out of Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Emanuel played nine years in the minor leagues with the Angels (1998-2004), Padres (2005) and Cubs (2006_.


Doherty, the assistant hitting coach for the Red Sox in 2012, ws the hitting coach with the Twins Triple-A Rochester affiliate from 2013-15. He also spent served as a hitting coach (2003-09) and manager (2010-11) with the independent Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association.

He also coached at the collegiate level with Southwest Texas State University (1994-97), the University of Southwestern Louisiana (1993), Seminole Junior College (1990-1992) and Oral Roberts University (1989).