Blue Jays To Hire Steve Sanders As Amateur Scouting Director
The Blue Jays will hire Steve Sanders as their new scouting director, sources told Baseball America. Sanders, who previously served as the assistant scouting director for the Red Sox, is in his late 20s and will become one of the game's youngest scouting directors.
Sanders coordinated Boston's amateur scouting department from 2012-14 and was promoted to assistant director of amateur scouting in 2015. He played collegiately at Northwestern, pitching out of the Wildcats bullpen. Sanders has a reputation as a people person with strong analytical skills.
"He'll do a great job in that role," said one scout who worked with Sanders in Boston. "Sanders is really smart and he knows how to process and use information."
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Sanders fills the Blue Jays scouting director vacancy, which opened when the team fired Brian Parker back in August. Blue Jays scouts were informed of his hiring in a scouting department meeting this morning.