Scott Servais

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Scott Servais
Catcher
Born: (1967-06-04) June 4, 1967 (age 46)
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 12, 1991 for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 2001 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 63
Runs batted in 319
Teams
Scott Servais
Medal record
Baseball
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul Team
Pan American Games
Silver 1987 Indianapolis Team
Baseball World Cup
Silver 1988 Rome Team
Intercontinental Cup
Silver 1987 Havana Team

Scott Daniel Servais (born June 4, 1967 in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is the assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He's also a retired Major League Baseball player and former director of player development for the Texas Rangers. During his playing career, he was a catcher for the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies.[1]

A native of Coon Valley, Wisconsin, played high school baseball for the Westby Norsemen, after that he attended Creighton University where he played for the Creighton Bluejays from 1986 to 1988, despite having been drafted in the second round of the 1985 amateur draft by the New York Mets.[2] After the 1988 season, Servais was drafted in the third round of the 1988 amateur draft by the Houston Astros.[3]

Amateur career[edit]

Scott was a member of the United States national baseball team while the team competed in the last Amateur World Series before it was renamed the Baseball World Cup in 1986. Following the Amateur World Series, he played in the 1987 Pan American Games where they won the silver medal and the 1987 Intercontinental Cup. He was also the back-up catcher for Doug Robbins at the 1988 Olympics where the United States won the gold medal, although baseball was only a demonstration event.

Playing career[edit]

Scott began his major leagure career in 1991 with the Houston Astros, staying with them until the middle of the 1995 season when he was traded along with Luis Gonzalez to the Chicago Cubs for Rick Wilkins. It was with the Cubs, during the 1998 season, that he played in his only post-season. After the Cubs lost to the Braves in the National League Division Series as a wildcard team, he signed as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants. Towards the end of the 2000 season, Servais was selected off waivers by the Colorado Rockies. Prior to the 2001 season, he was picked up as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers, but was released before the season began. Shortly before the 2001 season, Scott was picked up as a free agent by the Houston Astros. Scott was initially signed as a free agent prior to the 2002 season, but he did not make the opening day roster, making the 2001 season his final season.[4]

Executive career[edit]

Servais served in the Texas Rangers' front office before being hired by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as an assistant general manager in 2011.[5][6]

Personal[edit]

Servais is the nephew of Creighton head baseball coach Ed Servais.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Front Office | texasrangers.com: Team". Texas.rangers.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Creighton University Baseball Players Who Made it to a Major League Baseball Team". Baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scott Servais Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2002 San Francisco Giants Trades and Transactions". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Baxter, Kevin (July 29, 2013). "Angels are trying to harvest better crops down at the farm". latimes.com. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Angels will try anything to fix the worst franchise in MLB – ESPN The Magazine – ESPN". Espn.go.com. January 1, 2008. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ Entringer, Matt (February 8, 2011). "Servais Makes Impact On and Off the Field". Creightonian.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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