Jeff Kunkel - Bullpen Coach #97
Enters his fourth season as a bullpen catcher with the Tigers.
• Duties include catching the Tigers pitching staff during warm-ups as well as relievers during the game...additionally, he assists by throwing batting practice.
• Prior to joining the Tigers as a bullpen catcher in 2012, he played six seasons (2006-11) at the minor league level with the organization.
• He was selected by the Tigers in the 37th round of the June 2005 draft...signed with Detroit on June 5, 2006.
• Played collegiately at the University of Michigan...earned All-Big Ten Conference honors as a senior at the University of Michigan in 2006 after hitting .335 (77x230) with 38 runs scored, 15 doubles and 28 rBI.
• Actively participates in Play Baseball Detroit and attended Keeping Kids in the game.
• resides in Oak Forest, IL during the offseason