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Kevin John Mulvey (born May 26, 1985 in Sayreville, New Jersey) is the current head coach for Villanova University's baseball program. He is also a former American professional baseball pitcher. He has previously played in the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations.

Kevin Mulvey
Kevin Mulvey 2011.jpg
Mulvey warming up for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Villanova Wildcats
Manager/ Pitcher
Born: (1985-05-26) May 26, 1985 (age 34)
Sayreville, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 20, 2009, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
May 2, 2010, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–3
Earned run average7.90


Early lifeEdit

Mulvey is a New Jersey native. He graduated from Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, New Jersey.


New York MetsEdit

Mulvey was selected by the New York Mets in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2006 amateur draft out of Villanova University. While at Villanova, he tossed a no-hitter against Connecticut on March 26, 2005.[1]

He made his professional debut in the Rookie League with the GCL Mets August 19, 2006. A day later, he was promoted to the Binghamton Mets, New York's Eastern League Double-A affiliate.

In 2007, he went 11-10 with a 3.32 ERA for the Binghamton Mets and was selected to the All-Star Futures Game. In August 2007, he was promoted to the New Orleans Zephyrs of the Pacific Coast League. In two starts Kevin Mulvey got two wins without an earned run.[2]

Minnesota TwinsEdit

Mulvey was one of the players included in the Johan Santana trade between the Mets and Twins on January 29, 2008. The other three players the Mets sent to the Twins were pitchers Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra and outfielder Carlos Gómez.[3] At the time of the trade, Baseball America ranked Guerra, Gomez, Mulvey and Humber the second, third, fourth and seventh best prospects in the Mets organization, respectively.[4]

Arizona DiamondbacksEdit

On September 1, 2009, Mulvey was claimed off waivers to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent cash considerations to the Twins. This claim was made shortly after a trade that sent pitcher Jon Rauch to the Twins for a player to be named later, which later became cash considerations. According to "essentially that (the player to be named later) is Mulvey."[5] He was designated for assignment on August 16, 2011.[6]

The Diamondbacks released Mulvey on February 29, 2012.

New York Mets (second stint)Edit

The Mets signed Mulvey to a minor league contract on March 10, 2012.[7] They assigned him to the Class AA Binghamton Mets.[8]

On May 26, Mulvey retired. Mulvey was 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA in 13 games with Binghamton.[9]

Coaching careerEdit

On July 14, 2016, Mulvey was named the 11th head coach in Villanova Wildcats baseball history.[10]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Villanova Wildcats (Big East Conference) (2017–present)
2017 Villanova 14–33 5–13 6th
2018 Villanova 9–39 1–17 7th
2019 Villanova 13–38 4–13 7th
2020 Villanova 0–0 0–0
Villanova: 36–110 10–43
Total: 36–110

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Villanova University Biography".
  2. ^ " Webpage".
  3. ^ "Twins acquire Carlos Gomez, Philip Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra from the New York Mets" (Press release). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. February 2, 2008. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  4. ^ Hartman, Sid (January 12, 2008). "Sid Hartman: Give Monson credit for recruiting guards". Star Tribune. Retrieved April 23, 2012. Baseball America recently ranked the New York Mets' top 10 prospects. Here is where the Mets prospects most frequently mentioned to be part of a trade with the Twins for Johan Santana rank: outfielder Fernando Martinez is first, righthander Deolis Guerra second, outfielder Carlos Gomez third, righthander Kevin Mulvey fourth and righthander Philip Humber seventh.
  5. ^ D-backs claim righty Mulvey from Twins,
  6. ^ Dierkes, Tim. "D'Backs Designate Kevin Mulvey For Assignment". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  7. ^ McCullough, Andy. "Mets re-sign former second-round pick Kevin Mulvey". Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2012-04-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Kevin Mulvey retires". NBC Sports. May 27, 2012.
  10. ^ "Villanova Names Kevin Mulvey Head Coach of Baseball Program". Villanova University Athletics. July 14, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2019.

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