Dan Evans (baseball)
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Daniel P. Evans (born January 27, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American MLB executive and baseball expert. He is a top scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, mentor for Sports Management Worldwide, member of the Baseball Prospectus Advisory Board, and President/CEO of Evans Baseball Consulting. Evans evaluates talent all over the world for the Blue Jays, and is responsible for their Pacific Rim Operations. He was Commissioner of the Northern League of Professional Baseball in 2013. In addition, Evans authored a column "108 Stitches" for Baseball Prospectus until assuming his current role with the Blue Jays. Evans, a Chicago native, formerly was the former President and CEO of Paragon Sports International and West Coast Sports Management, both baseball representation firms. He has been in baseball his whole career, starting as an intern with the Chicago White Sox while a junior at DePaul University. Evans was the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2001 to 2004, and rebuilt the Dodgers' entire baseball organization after it had sunk to a rating of 28th within MLB as he inherited the team. Among his draftees were All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Russell Martin. Within two years, the Dodgers set franchise records for pitching and defense, and the organization elevated its ranking to 2nd overall. Evans, who has now worked in decision-making roles for 5 MLB organizations (Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, and Toronto Blue Jays) worked his way to the top after his White Sox internship, eventually getting promoted to Assistant General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations in Chicago. After almost 20 years, Evans resigned from the White Sox after their 2000 Central Division Championship season, and after a few months of working for the Chicago Cubs, he landed a job as a Senior Advisor with the Los Angeles Dodgers under Chairman Bob Daly and was eventually promoted to Dodgers' General Manager. Evans' Twitter account, @DanEvans108 was recently honored as a "Top 100 Must-Follow Sports Business Twitter Account of 2014" by Forbes, has been recognized as "Who to Follow" by Twitter, Top Prospect Alert, and Bleacher Report, and was recently named among "Top 50 Baseball Related Twitter Accounts" by Baseball America and "30 Must Follow Twitter Accounts" by Mashable. Evans attended Lane Technical High School on Chicago's North Side and DePaul University. Evans is an active SABR member, has two daughters, and lives in Boulder, Colorado.
- Stone, Larry (22 October 2005). "Amid travels, Evans still a Chicago man.". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
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