As Brett continues to recover from his procedure earlier this morning, the Chicago Cubs have some news to announce.
Namely, Kyle Evans – formerly the Special Assistant to the President and General Manager/Director of Major League Scouting – has been promoted to Director of Pro Scouting/Special Assistant to the President and General Manager:
Cubs announce Kyle Evans replaces Jared Porter as Pro Scouting Director. More promotions as well, including move up for BP alum Jason Parks pic.twitter.com/dNVLh8EZMS
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) February 10, 2017
Evans will be replacing Jared Porter who recently left the Cubs organization to become the Senior Vice President and Assistant GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks. There isn’t much history on Evans, but if the Cubs track record of Major League executive success holds true, Evans will thrive in his new role.
Among the other notable promotions, you’ll find that Alex Suarez – the former Assistant Director of Player Development and International Scouting – has been promoted to Director of International Pro Scouting (as well as the Assistant Director of Player Development and International Amateur Scouting). He joined the Cubs back in 2008.
And Jason Parks – who joined the Cubs from Baseball Prospectus and has been working as both a professional and amateur scout ever since – has been promoted to Special Assistant to the President and General Manager. Nicely done, folks.
Here are the rest of the promotions, according to the Press Release
– Andrew Bassett, promoted to Assistant Director, Pro Scouting
– Min Sung, promoted to Supervisor, Pacific Rim Scouting/Special Assignment Professional Scout
– Jason Cooper, promoted to Special Assignment Scout
– Jake Ciarrachi, promoted to MLB Scout
– Joe Nelson, hired as MLB Scout
– Nic Jackson, hired as Pro Scout
– Shane Farrell, promoted to Upper Midwest Area Scout
– Ella Cahill, promoted to Amateur Scouting Assistant
– John Baker, promoted to Coordinator, Mental Skills
– Greg Davey, promoted to Coordinator, Baseball Operations
– Albert Lyu, promoted to Developer, Research and Development
– Garrett Chiado, promoted to Assistant, Research and Development
– Jacob Eisenberg, hired as Assistant, Research and Development
– John Pedrotty, hired as Trainee, Baseball Operations
So congrats to all who received promotions today, with a special shout out to John Baker, who has been promoted to Mental Skills Coordinator.