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Red Sox Hire 32-Year-Old Massachusetts Native for Assistant Hitting Coach Gig

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 14: A Red Sox hat sits on the bench in the dugout before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 14, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 2-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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The Boston Red Sox offense in 2019 didn't seem to roll on all cylinders like it did in 2018 when they won the World Series, even though they finished fourth in all of baseball in runs scored (901).

As a result, assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett will not be with Boston next year after getting fired, and to replace him the team is going off the map. The Red Sox are hiring Pete Faste for this position.

At just 32 years old, Faste isn't a household name, but he's a Massachusetts native and the founder of Advanced Performance Academy, which is where he worked before becoming the Minnesota Twins' minor league hitting coordinator in 2019.

Fatse played his college ball at Connecticut and was drafted in the 24th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009. He finished his pro career in 2012 with the Florence Freedom, an Independent League team.

Fatse must have been very impressive during the interview process considering he doesn't have some impressively long resume. Now he'll be the assistant hitting coach for one of the best lineups in the MLB.