Derek Shelton Biography - Manager Of Pittsburgh Pirates

Derek Shelton Biography 2021 - Manager Of Pittsburgh Pirates

Every year we see MLB managers renewing their contracts or leaving the club altogether. Likewise, we often see new faces making their managerial debut in MLB. And one such individual who has taken the responsibility of managing is Pittsburgh Pirates' manager Derek Shelton.

The sportsman might be a new name among baseball managers, but he is certainly not unfamiliar. He previously served as a coach for several MLB teams for fifteen years. In addition, he briefly enjoyed a playing career in a minor league division.

So, let's learn more about Pittsburgh Pirates' new manager in this biography.

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Derek Shelton Was Exposed To Sports Earlier On

The baseball manager was born Derek Lee Shelton on July 30, 1970, in Carbondale, Illinois. He learned about sports earlier on from his dad. Derek Shelton's father, Ron Shelton, was a basketball and baseball coach in their hometown. The former was always at his dad's side, watching and learning from him.

Likewise, Derek Shelton's mother, Kathy Shelton, would drive him to his practice in the early mornings. She is very much proud of his achievements till now.

Derek Shelton Parents

Derek Shelton's father, Ron Shelton, has been his mentor from his childhood. Photo Source: Social Media.

Shelton also has a younger brother named Craig Shelton. The siblings often hung out on their father's practice sessions.

The athlete got his first catch gear at age three. Since then, he trained to become the best catcher with MLB as his aim.

The teen's strenuous efforts paid off, and he became one of the top players at Warren High School. As a result, his jersey no. 8 is retired by the school.

Derek Shelton Net Worth And Career

The baseballer's career has seen many ups and downs from the beginning. Yet, his unrelenting persuasion and devotion towards baseball have never been less. His continuous drive has also earned him respect from players and athletes.

Likewise, Derek's earnings have also grown alongside his career progress each year. Shelton's contract with Pittsburgh Pirates must also guarantee him a hefty amount. His income must have also been enormous during his coaching and playing career.

Hence, Derek Shelton's net worth must be a notable amount from his MLB career. Another individual who has become a renowned managerial figure is Philadelphia Phillies' manager Joe Girardi.

Derek's Earnings From MILB Career

After completing high school, Shelton was determined to continue his baseball journey in college. As a result, he committed to playing collegiate baseball at Southern Illinois University.

The athlete's most successful results were in his sophomore year. He led the college team to win forty-nine games and Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

Derek also regularly played as a catcher for the remaining of his college years. Eventually, he graduated with a degree in criminal justice.

Derek Shelton Net Worth

Derek Shelton played baseball in his academic years before making his minor league debut. Photo Source: Alison Shelton's Instagram.

The sportsperson entered into the professional field with New York Yankees in 1992. After that, he played for their minor league division for two seasons consecutively.

Unfortunately, before the pro baseballer could show more potential, he suffered a severe elbow injury. It caused him to announce early retirement from playing. Nonetheless, he recorded a .234 batting average, one home run, and nineteen runs batted in.

Although he had a short MILB career, Derek Shelton's net worth must have increased.

Shelton's Income From Coaching And Managerial Career

After his plans for MLB failed, the athlete briefly managed Yankee's minor league team, Staten Island Yankees, in 2000. He led the team to win the 2002 New York-Penn League Championship.

After leaving Yankees in 2002, the baseball manager turned to coach the next thing he loved the most. He served as hitting coach for Cleveland Indians for five seasons.

The coach's longest tenure was with Tampa Bay Rays from 2009 to 2016. He worked under former Rays manager Joe MaddonIn addition, he coached for the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins.

Derek Shelton Net Worth

Derek Shelton initially managed a minor league team before beginning his coaching career. Photo Source: Derek Shelton's Instagram.

Shelton didn't reveal his earnings during his coaching career. Nonetheless, a baseball coach makes $23 per hour and $47,630 a year. Hence, his income must have also been around the same range.

The mentor got a chance to manage the MLB team with Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019. Unfortunately, his first season didn't bring many favorable results.

Nonetheless, Shelton is rebuilding the Pirates in the 2021 season. We have yet to see his performance in the upcoming seasons.

The MLB manager hasn't disclosed his salary from Pirates. Nevertheless, it must bring him millions of dollars annually.

Derek Shelton Is Married To Alison Shelton

The Pirates manager is followed by many people who are eager to know about his private affairs. They are also interested to see whether he is single or married.

To answer that, Derek is happily married to his partner, Alison Shelton. She has been his massive supporter since the beginning of their relationship.

We don't exactly know when the pair started dating. But both mentioned spending fifteen years together in 2021. Furthermore, the couple also recently celebrated their thirteenth wedding anniversary in November 2021.

Derek Shelton Wife Alison Shelton

Derek Shelton's wife, Alison Shelton, has been his partner for more than a decade. Photo Source: Alison Shelton's Instagram.

Derek Shelton's wife, Alison, initially persuaded him to accept a quality control coaching job with Toronto Blue Jays. In addition, she also wholeheartedly believed in her husband's ability to manage an MLB team.

The duo still has strong chemistry even after being married for over a decade. Going through the couple's Instagram accounts, they often share pictures of their travels, vacations, etc.

Derek Is A Father Of Three

The baseball coach is a proud parent of three adorable children. His firstborn, Jackson Shelton, was born in September 2000. Moreover, the latter seems to enjoy surfing going through his social media account.

Shelton also has two daughters named Isabella Shelton and Gianna Pucci Shelton. Isabella began her senior year, and the youngest, Gianna, started middle school in August 2021.

Derek Shelton Children

Derek Shelton has three kids, a son, and two daughters. Photo Source: Alison Shelton's Instagram.

The baseball manager is always prioritizing his family and spends the majority of his free time with them. His children must be very proud of his successful MLB career. We wish both Shelton and his family happiness and prosperous life in the upcoming days.

Trivia And Facts

  • Derek has more than 2K Instagram followers.
  • He managed Robinson Cano, Dioner Navarro, and others in a minor league.

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