Paco Figueroa, First Base Coach
Paco Figueroa has already been with Kapler in two stops, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Phillies, and a third could be soon as part of the San Francisco Giants coaching staff.
This past season, his first in red pinstripes, Figueroa joined as outfield/baserunning coach, his first major league coaching position. A few weeks later, he was named first base coach.
Prior, Figueroa served as Dodgers minor league hitting coordinator for three seasons (2016-18), part of which he worked alongside Kapler, the then-Dodgers director of player development.
Figueroa’s resume also includes being a coach for Team Spain in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Figueroa also had some minor-league playing experience prior to assuming coaching duties. He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth round of the 2005 amateur draft, and was previously selected by the Atlanta Braves in 2001 (42nd round), however he did not sign.
The Miami, Florida, native played six years in the Orioles’ system, one with the Phillies’ Double-A Reading in 2011, as well as for Spain in the 2013 World Baseball Classic/ l In 2006, was selected to the Carolina League All-Star team