Storey, 35, enters his fourth year as the manager of the Astros Triple-A affiliate and second in Sugar Land. He was named the manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters prior to the 2021 season and led the team to a 75-55 record and a Triple A West, East Division title in the franchise’s first campaign as an Astros affiliate. The Skeeters tied for the sixth-best record in all of Triple A with Storey at the helm.
During the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Storey was the manager for the Astros Alternate Training Site squad in Corpus Christi. He also led the Astros Alternate Training Site at the beginning of the 2021 season, prior to the Minor League Baseball Opening Day.
The former Major Leaguer helped lead Triple-A Round Rock to the top record in the Pacific Coast League in 2019 (84-56), winners of the American Southern Division. The team went on to advance to the Pacific Coast League Finals.
Storey first began coaching in the Astros system in 2016 as a development coach for Class A Advanced Buies Creek. He received his first managerial job in 2018 with Class A Quad Cities. He led Class A Quad Cities to an 81-59 record his lone season as the manager, which was the second-best record in the Midwest League and led the team to winning the Western Division.
Prior to his coaching career, Storey logged a nine-year professional career as a right-handed pitcher. He made his Major League debut in 2012 with the Astros and appeared in the Majors in 2013 as well as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. He made a total of 29 appearances at the Major League level (all in relief), including 26 with the Astros. Storey had his best Major League season with the Astros in 2012, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and striking out 34 batters through 30 1/3 innings pitched.
The Oakland A’s selected Storey in the 31st round of the 2008 MLB Draft from Florida Atlantic University. His professional career spanned from 2008-16, appearing with the A’s (2008-11), Astros (2011-12), Blue Jays (2013-14), Los Angeles Dodgers (2015) and independent Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League (2015-16). Storey also appeared in the Mexican Pacific Winter League, the Venezuelan Winter League, Dominican Winter League and the Arizona Fall League. He amassed a total of 385 appearances at the professional level, recording a career 3.52 ERA (682.1IP) with 44 saves.
Storey finished his career at Florida Atlantic second on the school’s all-time strikeout list and tied for second in wins. He also finished top 10 in school history in strikeouts per nine innings, games started, fewest walks per nine innings and innings pitched. He was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 22nd round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Florida Atlantic as well.