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Robert Delaney (born September 8, 1984) is an American former professional baseball pitcher, and the Pitching Coach of the Sag Harbor Whalers of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. He pitched right-handed, and batted left-handed.[1]

Rob Delaney
Rob Delaney 2011.jpg
Delaney with the Tampa Bay Rays
Born: (1984-09-08) September 8, 1984 (age 34)
Westwood, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 2010, for the Minnesota Twins
Last appearance
July 27, 2011, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average10.50


Minnesota TwinsEdit

Delaney with a fan while playing for the Fort Myers Miracle in 2008

Born in Westwood, New Jersey,[2] Delaney attended Pascack Valley High School. He signed with the Minnesota Twins as an undrafted free agent in June 2006.

He represented the Fort Myers Miracle in the 2008 Florida State League All-Star game after compiling a 1-2 record with a 1.42 earned run average and 13 saves closing for the Miracle in the first half of the 2008 season. Delaney was promoted to the Twins' Double A affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats following the All-Star game. With the Rock Cats, his record improved to 2-1, and his ERA lowered to 1.05 while pitching more innings (34.1 versus 31.2 in the first half of the season).

Following the season, Delaney competed in the Arizona Fall League with the Phoenix Desert Dogs. In the AFL, Delaney was 1-1 with a 4.22 ERA, and was the winning pitcher in Phoenix's 10-4 victory over the Mesa Solar Sox at Scottsdale Stadium that captured their fifth straight AFL championship.

On February 15, 2009, he reported to spring training with the Twins as a non-roster invitee, and following spring training, was reassigned to New Britain.[3] He compiled a 1-1 record with a 2.00 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 36 innings over 26 games for New Britain when he was promoted to the Triple A Rochester Red Wings. With Rochester, he was 7-3 with a 4.53 ERA and seven saves. On November 20, 2009, he was added to the Twins' 40-man roster.[4] He made his debut with the Twins on September 4, 2010, surrendering a solo home run to the first batter he faced, Ian Kinsler, in a 12-4 win.[5]

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

In January 2011, Delaney was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays.[6] He was designated for assignment on May 25, 2011.[7] He had his contract purchased on July 27. With the Rays, he appeared in four games, surrendering six earned runs in five innings of work.

Miami MarlinsEdit

Delaney signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins on January 4, 2012. He went 3-1 with a 2.29 ERA in 44 relief appearances for the New Orleans Zephyrs of the Pacific Coast League.

Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimEdit

Delaney signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on January 30, 2013.[8] Toward the end of Spring training, he was traded to the Angels for catcher Chris Snyder. He was 1-0 with a 5.14 ERA for the Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League.

Sag Harbor WhalersEdit

Failing to secure a position with a major league team for the 2014 season, Delaney accepted a job as pitching coach of the Sag Harbor Whalers.[9]

Coaching careerEdit

In the winter of 2016, Delaney joined the Stevens Institute of Technology as the school's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.[10][11] On August 18, 2017, Delaney was named the pitching coach for the Villanova Wildcats baseball team.[12]


  1. ^ "Minor League Baseball". Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  2. ^ Staff. "Minnesota Puts 5 2009 Rock Cats On Big League Roster",, February 18, 2010. Accessed June 11, 2012. "RHP Rob Delaney, a 25-year-old native of Westwood, NJ, made 26 appearances out of the `09 New Britain bullpen prior to his June 2nd promotion to Triple-A Rochester."
  3. ^ "New Britain Rock Cats". Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  4. ^ "Twins add six to fill out 40-man roster". 2009-11-20. Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  5. ^ "Jim Thome passes Mark McGwire for 9th on HR list in Twins' victory". Retrieved 2010-09-06.
  6. ^ "Rays claim reliever Delaney from Twins". Tampa Bay Times.
  7. ^ Rays Claim Jay Buente; Designate Rob Delaney,, May 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "Matt Eddy". Twitter.
  9. ^ "Delaney Named Sag Harbor Pitching Coach". Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. May 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Robert Delaney Joins Stevens Baseball Staff". Stevens Institute of Technology Athletics. January 25, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Rob Delaney - Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator - Baseball Coaches - Stevens Institute of Technology Athletics". Stevens Institute of Technology Athletics. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  12. ^ "Rob Delaney". Villanova University Athletics. Retrieved February 14, 2019.

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