Coaching Career: Begins his 1st season in the Red Sox organization...Was named Assistant Hitting Coach on 11/4/17. Spent the previous 12 seasons (2006-17) as a minor league coach, manager, and coordinator, most recently in the Pirates organization from 2016-17. Over 9 minor league managerial seasons, has posted a 610-569 (.517) record. In 2017, managed Triple-A Indianapolis (PIT) to the best record in the International League West Division (79-63)...The club led Pirates affiliates in AVG (.268, 2nd in the IL), SLG (.402, 4th), and OPS (.736, 3rd). Joined the Pirates organization in 2016 as assistant hitting coordinator, the same role he held in 2015 in the Marlins organization. From 2011-14, managed the Marlins' Double-A Jacksonville affiliate...The 2014 Suns led the Southern League with 618 runs scored en route to a league title. Managed the South Division All-Stars in the 2011 Southern League All-Star Game. From 2007-10, managed in the DET system for Short-A Oneonta (2007) and High-A Lakeland (2008-10) as Dave Dombrowski served as the Tigers' general manager. Following the 2009 season, managed the Seminole County Naturals of the Florida Winter Baseball League. His 2007 Oneonta Tigers led the New York-Penn League with 5.12 runs per game and a .738 OPS, finishing 1st in the Stedler Division (44-32). Managed a 19-year-old Rick Porcello with the Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2008...Over his managerial career, has also managed future MLB All-Stars Avisaíl García, Marcell Ozuna, and Henderson Alvarez. Made his coaching debut as a hitting coach with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Braves in 2006.
Playing Career: Played 11 professional seasons (1995-2005). Spent time in the TEX (1995-2000), ATL (2000, '05), PIT (2001), SEA (2002-03), and DET (2004) organizations. In 17 ML games, all with the 2001 Pirates, hit .304 (14-for-46) with 1 HR and 3 RBI...Made 7 starts in LF, 3 at 1B, and 1 in RF. Over 11 minor league seasons, hit .273 (1,075-for-3,932) with 249 2B, 89 HR, and 604 RBI in 1,123 games. Played 950 minor league games at 1B, also making 33 appearances in RF and 30 in LF...Made 3 minor league pitching appearances (3.2 IP). Won championships with 3 winter league clubs: Mayaguez in Puerto Rico (1998), Cibao in the DominIcan Republic (2000), and Aragua in Venezuela (2004). Played at North Carolina State University from 1992-95...Was not drafted.
Personal: Full name is Andrew Barkett. Married to Brandy...The couple has a son, Isaiah, and 2 daughters, Jade and Emma.