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Ronnie Deck

Ronnie Deck
Baltimore Orioles – No. 67
Bullpen catcher
Born: (1977-10-24) October 24, 1977 (age 36)
Lawton, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ronald K. Deck (born October 24, 1977 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a former minor league baseball player and the current bullpen catcher for the Baltimore Orioles.

Playing career

Ronnie attended Lawton High School and graduated in 1993. He earned All-Southwest Region honors for 1B/Catcher. Deck then went on to attend Cameron University in Oklahoma. He was a 2 year NCAA Division II varsity letterman and Presidential Leadership University Scholar. He also played in the Red River Collegiate Summer League in Oklahoma City. In 1997, Deck moved to Oklahoma Christian University and was a 2 year All Sooner Athletic Conference catcher and a GTE Academic All American. While there he earned a B.A. in Mass Communications/Journalism and a minor in Spanish. He also played in the D.A.B.A. summer league in Dallas, TX. After college, Ronnie played independent baseball from 1999 through 2001. In 1999 he worked at the International Performance Institute in Bradenton, Florida in their strength and conditioning department. He signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Rays, playing in their minor league system from 2002 to 2003. Deck returned to independent baseball in 2004 and 2005.

Coaching career

In 2005 Ronnie began his coaching career. He coached the St. Mark's Episcopal School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL to a league championship. He also coached the Dallas Titans 11U and 12U and the MVP Cage Dawgs 18U Select teams that fall. In 2006 Deck was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. He also coached the Atlanta Blue Jays, which included the number 1 draft pick in the 2008 MLB draft, Tim Beckham.

Deck also worked as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO. In 2007 Deck served as a hitting coach and catching instructor for the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League. The team won the league championship and set the league record for wins and winning percentage. He was also a baseball instructor for the Chicago White Sox Training Academy.

Before the 2008 season, Deck was hired by the Orioles.[1] Deck serves as the bullpen catcher and assistant to the hitting coach.

During the off season, Deck runs a series of camps and a college search and placement program with StarCatcher Sports.


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube

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