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METS NAME BRYN ALDERSON PROFESSIONAL SCOUTING DIRECTOR

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METS NAME BRYN ALDERSON PROFESSIONAL SCOUTING DIRECTOR

JEFF LEBOW PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PROFESSIONAL SCOUTING

FLUSHING, N.Y., September 3, 2019 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has named Bryn Alderson the team’s Professional Scouting Director and Jeff Lebow, Assistant Director, Professional Scouting.

“Bryn and Jeff are talented members of the baseball operations department,” Mets Executive Vice President & General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “Jeff Wilpon, Allard Baird and I have been incredibly impressed with their initiative, work ethic and creativity. Most importantly, these promotions are a direct result of their positive contributions to the Mets culture and winning mindset.”

Alderson, 38, began his career as a Baseball Operations Assistant in 2003 with the Oakland Athletics. He was Oakland’s Coordinator of Scouting from 2004-2006 and a Professional Scout with the A’s from 2007-2011. Alderson joined the Mets in 2012 as a Professional Scout and was promoted in 2017 to Assistant Director, Professional Scouting.

“Bryn brings great experience having worked in advance and pro scouting over the years and he and Jeff complement each other with their evaluation skills," said Vice President, Assistant General Manager Allard Baird. "Both have a great ability to communicate effectively and bring a fresh perspective to our operations.”

Lebow, 30, graduated from Cornell University in 2011 and joined the Mets as a Baseball Operations Assistant in 2011. He later became a Baseball Operations Coordinator in 2014 before being promoted to Manager of Professional Scouting earlier this year.

12 comments:

Tom Brennan said...

Question is, will anything help, and will anyone care?

Yankees have done what the Yankees do - again - go all in on what looks like future superstars. This guy has jaws dropping.

At times, Jasson Dominguez’s jaw-dropping baseball talenhad stunned even the most seasoned Yankees’ evaluators.

“It was a bit shocking and very impressive,’’ Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland said of watching “an elite level’’ athlete from the Dominican Republic with such a massive ceiling.

And he’s still only 16 years old.

“He’s the kind of player that kind of makes the hair on your arm stand up,’’ Rowland said on Tuesday, after the Yankees officially announced the signing of their top international target.

Dominguez received a record $5.1 million signing bonus, surpassing the Yankees' previous record of $3.2 million.

A center fielder with an “outstanding makeup’’ to go along with superb all-around tools as a projected, power-hitting center fielder, “it made going all-in on him an easy decision,’’ Rowland said of the Yanks’ bonus.

Mack Ade said...

Tom

Posting Yankees stuff on this site does none us any good.

I will match Francisco Alvarez up againt this guy right now.

As for the press release, both these two have already had scouting duties within the org. so my assumption is these are promotion for the fine job they did in the last two domestic/international drsfts.

Mack's Mets said...

Promoting guys from within who have proven to be effective is good strategy. Building an organization that emphasizes fundamentals is better but will take what I can get.

Mack's Mets said...

Also, being concerned what another organization does is not a good way to right your ship. Get a good long term plan making adjustments if needed.

Tom Brennan said...

Mack, my point is the Yanks are not afraid to go really big - with mostly strong results. The Mets have mostly taken a more measured approach - with little to show for it many times. I prefer big and bold.

Pete Alonso was big and bold at pick # 64 that year.

I would just have loved the Mets to have beaten the Yanks out for this guy this year. But they never go head-to-head with the Yanks, probably afraid they'll lose out.

They need to fight harder. This year's draft was a real positive in that regard.

Tom Brennan said...

John, same point as to Mack. This game requires stars. Too often, the Mets have drafted and signed internationally less talented guys, with little hope of being stars. Hopefully, this year's draft is a sign of them realizing that.

Mack Ade said...

Tom

you are missing the point

we all agree that the Mets could do better in this area, but there are many teams that have proven to spend much more money than we have, especially in the International draft...

but...

all you do is bring Yankees stuff to the table.

The Wilpons will never operate this team the same way as the Yanks.

Mack Ade said...

One more thing...

this is from the horse's mouth

I interviewed Omar Minaya outside the Mets mess hall inside the ST clubhouse. One of the questions I asked him was why does it seem like every Dominican prospect is a shortstop.

He told me two things.

1. every kid that plays baseball has a poster of their hero on their bedroom wall... A-Rod. They all focus their talents around the same position he played when he became a legend in the Dominican Republic(signed by Seattle out of a Miami high school).

2. and everyone of these kids want to be a Yankee.

It is very hard to compete with a team when the prospects csll them on the phone rather than the reverse order.

Gary Seagren said...

Look we have Alonso, McNeil, Conforto, Rosario, Davis, Nimmo, DeGrom, Thor, Matz and Lugo which is not a bad start but we are competing in a brutal division so more needs to be done but its a good start. The signings of Baty Allen and Wolf were aggressive and from what Mack says the lower leagues talent is impressive but with decidedly mixed results (to give BVW the benefit of doubt here) from last winters moves I just hope the revamped FO can provide the right answers this winter.

Mack Ade said...

Gary

Wins and loses mean nthing at lower level.

It is all player development

bill metsiac said...

Is Alderson related to Sandy?

Reese Kaplan said...

Son I think

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