Frank Menechino, who spent the 2019 season as the hitting coach for the Charlotte Knights, has been named as the new hitting coach for the Chicago White Sox for the 2020 season. Menechino, 48, joined the organization in 2019.
In his one and only season in Charlotte, the Knights led the International League in runs scored (792), ranked second in on-base percentage (.352), second in slugging percentage (.472), second in OPS (.824), and third in home runs (208). Charlotte’s 208 home runs set a new franchise-record, surpassing their 1993 record of 186. The team’s long ball total in 2019 was also 105 more than the team hit in 2018 (103).
A native of Staten Island, NY, Menechino spent five seasons with the Miami Marlins as hitting coach (2014-2018) before joining the White Sox organization in 2019.
Originally selected by the White Sox in the 1993 amateur draft, Menechino appeared in 448 big league games over his career with Oakland (1999–2004) and Toronto (2004–05). He hit .284 with 83 home runs and 476 RBIs over parts of 12 minor league seasons.