Powell as a coach with the Dayton Dragons in 2006
|Chunichi Dragons – No. 93|
|Born: December 12, 1964|
San Francisco, California
|MLB: April 6, 1987, for the Montreal Expos|
|NPB: May 23, 1992, for the Chunichi Dragons|
|MLB: October 6, 1991, for the Seattle Mariners|
|NPB: August 9, 1998, for the Hanshin Tigers|
|Runs batted in||16|
|Runs batted in||397|
|Career highlights and awards|
Powell played under Gary Attell at Aptos Junior High School, where he honed his skills as a center fielder. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco Giants in February 1983. He made his major league debut on April 6, 1987, with the Montreal Expos. In 1987, Powell played 14 games, had 8 hits and 4 RBI. In 1991, he played for the Seattle Mariners. He had 24 hits in 111 at-bats (a .216 batting average), 3 home runs, and 12 RBI.
Following his major league career, Powell played for seven seasons in Japan. He was just the third player in Central League history, and the first foreign player, to win three straight batting titles, hitting .324, .355, and .340 from 1994 to 1996. He was also a two-time Central League All-Star.
Powell served as the hitting coach of the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts from 2002-2003 and the manager of the Single-A Dayton Dragons from 2004-2005. In 2006, he was the Seattle Mariners minor league hitting instructor. For 2007, he was named the hitting coach for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers in the Mariners' organization.
On May 9, 2010, the Seattle Mariners announced that Powell would serve as the team's hitting coach, replacing Alan Cockrell. Powell then was hired as the Assistant Hitting Coach for the San Diego Padres on November 17, 2011.
- Hayes, Dan (November 17, 2011). "PADRES: Powell hired as assistant hitting coach". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
- Padres hire Powell as assistant hitting coach. MLB.com. Retrieved on November 17, 2011.
- Astros complete swap by hiring former Padres hitting coach Alonzo Powell. Chron.com. Retrieved on December 7. 2015.
- "Giants hire new hitting coach away from Astros [report]". KNBR-AM. 2017-11-01. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
- "【中日】１９９４年から３年連続首位打者のＯＢパウエル氏と１、２軍巡回打撃コーチとして契約「とても興奮している」". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). SAGE Publications, Inc. 2019-11-18. ISBN 9781412973823. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
- Clark, Dave (January 30, 2018). "Alonzo Powell, Giants' hitting coach, undergoes prostate cancer surgery". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball Reference (Minor, Japanese and Independent leagues), or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)