THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Jeremy Hefner is in his second season as the pitching coach for the New York Mets. He was originally selected in the fifth round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft by the San Diego Padres. After five seasons in the minor leagues, he was claimed off waivers by the Pirates, and then again claimed off waivers by the Mets. He made his MLB debut in April 2012.
After two seasons of pitching with the Mets, Hefner underwent two Tommy John surgeries and after pitching the 2016 season with the St. Louis Cardinals organization, he announced his retirement from pro baseball in January 2017.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Hefner about his deep faith in Jesus, living with purpose, coaching star pitcher Jacob deGrom, coaching in 2020, and preparing for the 2021 season.
#girldad They are the best part of me, and it’s not close. pic.twitter.com/tJxyeBNbNV
— Jeremy Hefner (@jeremy_hefner53) January 29, 2020
– James McCann, New York Mets Catcher
– Steve Merriman, Pro Baseball Pitching Coach
– Nick Mingione, Kentucky Baseball Head Coach