FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University Baseball Coach Patrick Anderson today announced that Jeremy Hill, a veteran of 14 professional seasons, would join the Pride baseball staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
“Jeremy’s experience and his knowledge of the game will have a big impact on our program,” said Anderson. “He is a welcome addition to our staff.”
Hill was drafted as a catcher in the fifth round by the Kansas City Royals in the 1996 amateur draft and was later converted to a pitcher. He was called up to the big leagues by the Royals in 2002 and was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 10 appearances. He made one appearance for the Royals in 2003 before being traded to the New York Mets in exchange for reliever Graeme Lloyd.
He stayed in the Mets organization until the end of the 2005 season, splitting time between the AA and AAA level. In 2006 he signed with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League and was 7-5 with three saves in 56 appearances. In 2007 Hill pitched for the Macoto Cobras in Taiwan and continued his international playing in 2008 as a member of the Monclova Acereros of the Mexican League.
He enjoyed one of the finer seasons of his career pitching for the Triple-A level Acereros, posting a 4-2 record, 23 saves and a 2.64 ERA in 57 games. Hill earned a spot on the Mexican League All-Star Team that season as well. In 2009 he returned to the United States after signing with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He went 3-4 with 20 saves in 55 games for the Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). He returned to Salt Lake in 2010 and was 1-0 in 11 appearances before announcing his retirement in May.
Hill posted a career 20-26 record in the minors with 95 saves and a 3.58 ERA. He also struck out 400 batters in 397 inning pitched.
In addition to his playing career, Hill has served as a baseball instructor for Zoned Incorporated and as a personal trainer for New York Sports Club, Inc.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Hill is a 1996 graduate of W.T. White High School and also holds an associates degree from the University of Phoenix.
Hill currently resides in Dix Hills, New York, with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Addison.