Billy Gasparino

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Billy Gasparino (born November 28, 1976)[1] is the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

Playing career[edit]

Gasparino attended Oklahoma State University (OSU), where he played college baseball for the Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team as an infielder.[2] He was drafted out of OSU by the Colorado Rockies in the 17th round (520th overall) of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] He hit .260/.373/.388 in his lone minor league (MiLB) career.[4]

Scouting career[edit]

San Diego Padres (2012-2014)[edit]

In the fall of 2010, Gasparino was hired by the San Diego Padres from the Toronto Blue Jays to serve the position as the national crosschecker.[5] Afterwards, in 2012, Gasparino was promoted out of his crosschecker position to become their director of scouting.[6]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On November 7, 2014, Gasparino was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billy Gasparino". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Longenecker, Clint (November 8, 2014). "Dodgers Appoint Gasparino As Scouting Director". baseballamerica.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  3. ^ McBrayer, Wayne (July 26, 2013). "A Chat with Padres Director of Scouting – Billy Gasparino". padres360.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Billy Gasparino". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Padres name Gasparino director of scouting". mlb.com. September 1, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Gasparino Named Padres Scouting Director". okstate.com. September 6, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Dilbeck, Steve (November 7, 2014). "Dodgers hire Gabe Kapler as farm director, Billy Gasparino as scouting director". latimes.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016.