The Rockies officially announced that Mark Wiley has been named as the Director of Pitching Operations. The job entails overseeing the pitching within the organization, from draft preparation through the minor and major league team.
Wiley is no stranger to the Rockies as he was the Special Assistant of Pitching Operations 2006-07. His most recent stint was with the Marlins as pitching coach and then Special Assistant to the GM.
Wiley has been in the game for the past 43 years, 20 of those as player and 17 as a major league pitching coach.
While Wiley won’t be in charge of who is hired as the next pitching coach, he does expect to have some say as to who should be considered:
I’m sure I will have some input in that, but I won’t be the one who dictates the choice, but I will be close to the situation and I think I can provide some input and advice for all the pitching coaches in the organization.