SAUGET, IL – The Chicago White Sox announced a plethora of organizational hires this offseason. Among them included former Windy City ThunderBolts assistant, Devin DeYoung.
Article courtesy of Mike Rankin
DeYoung spent his 2019 as an assistant hitting coach and primary catching coach for the Boston Red Sox minor league system. He spent time with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, among other affiliates within the organization.
As a member of the White Sox, DeYoung was assigned to the Double-A Birmingham Barons as an assistant. The Saint John, Indiana product will join a local organization for the second time in his coaching career.
“I’m very excited to be entering the White Sox Organization,” DeYoung said. “It’s a dream come true to join my hometown club. The Organization is moving in a positive direction and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
Before his affiliated experience started, DeYoung earned a playing contract with what was then the Rockland Boulders of the CanAm League. He transitioned as an assistant coach soon thereafter. Following time in the Northwoods League as a hitting coach, DeYoung joined the Windy City ThunderBolts in 2017, where he spent two seasons with the club.
“The Frontier League was a crucial stepping stone in my career,” DeYoung said. “I enjoyed my time at Windy City. I’m forever indebted to the organization for giving me an opportunity to coach. It’s exciting to see the merger happen as my first job was with the Rockland Boulders. I’m looking forward to watching the league continue to develop.”
The Frontier League is a prime destination for athletes who are committed to taking the next step in their professional careers. Above all, the Frontier League provides opportunity and keeps competitive dreams alive.
“There is definitely a need for Independent Baseball,” he went on to say. “I’m proud to come from Indy ball. It has allowed so many guys an opportunity to create a career. It’s a first and last chance destination. It creates successful people who are willing to do whatever it takes to make their dream happen.”
The Frontier League kicks off its 29th season on May 14, 2020. The 14-team league is the largest in the independent baseball landscape.