Frank Menechino enters fifth year with Miami, third as assistant hitting coach...Marlins hitters connected for 194 home runs in 2017, third most in a single season in franchise history, behind 2008 (208) and 2007 (201)...The offense accounted for 1,497 total hits, third most in the Majors behind Houston (1,581) and Colorado (1,510)...Miami recorded 778 runs scored, which ranked fifth in the National League. Marked second-highest total in club history, behind 2007 (790)...In 2016, Miami's offense ranked second among National League teams with a .263 team average, behind only Colorado. The offense also tallied 1,460 hits, ranking third among NL offenses...Miami recorded 42 triples, tying for third-most in a single season in Club history (also 2006), behind 44 in both 2003 and 1999...In first season, Miami's run total improved from 513 in 2013 to 645 in 2014...Marlins hitters also raised team average from .231 to .253. Miami ranked sixth among National League offenses in on-base percentage (.317), and seventh in runs and average. ..Spent previous five seasons in New York Yankees' system, with last three as coach for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Began coaching career with two-year stint as hitting coach for Double-A Trenton from 2009-10.
Appeared in 450 Major League games with Oakland (1999-2004) and Toronto (2004-05), compiling a .240 (302x1257) career average with 58 doubles, 36 home runs and 149 RBI...Made two appearances as pitcher, last on August 28, 2004 while with Toronto. Was just fourth Blue Jays position player in team history to make appearance as pitcher. Allowed two hits in 0.1 inning against the Yankees. Also tossed 1.0 inning on July 18,
2000 at Coors Field, allowing four runs on six hits...Played 18 games with Nettuno in Italian Baseball League in 2008, and appeared for Team Italy during 2006 World Baseball Classic.
Frank Menechino (men-eh-kee-no)...drafted out of University of Alabama in 1993 by Chicago White Sox (45th round), where he majored in education...as a junior in 1992, led Crimson Tide in hitting (.349), walks (37) and stolen bases (22)...prior to transferring to Alabama, played baseball at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla.