Epy Guerrero

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Epy Guerrero
Born(1942-01-03)January 3, 1942
DiedMay 23, 2013(2013-05-23) (aged 71)
OccupationBaseball scout

Epifanio Obdulio "Epy" Guerrero (January 3, 1942 - May 23, 2013[1]) was a Dominican baseball scout who signed more than 50 Major League Baseball (MLB) players for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers. Epy was the brother of former shortstop Mario Guerrero, and had two sons, Epy Jr. and Mike, who played minor league ball.[2]

Guerrero was a Toronto Blue Jays coach in 1981. As a Blue Jays scout, Guerrero signed Tony Fernández and Carlos Delgado, and urged upper management to draft George Bell away from the Philadelphia Phillies.

He is considered to have signed more major leaguers than any other scout, including All Stars Cesar Cedeño, Carlos Delgado, Tony Fernández, Dámaso García, Alfredo Griffin, and José Mesa.[3]

Guerrero was inducted into the Dominican Sports Hall of Fame in October 2008, and on January 15, 2009, Guerrero received a "Legends in Scouting Award" from the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation.[4]

MLB players signed[edit]

During the 40 years Guerrero scouted for the Astros (1963–1973), Yankees (1974–1976), Blue Jays (1977–1995) and Brewers (1996–2003),[5] 54 of the players he signed eventually reached the major leagues.[6]

Houston Astros[edit]

New York Yankees[edit]

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Brendan (23 May 2013). "Legendary Blue Jays scout Epy Guerrero dies". Toronto Star. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  2. ^ William Plummer (1989-04-10). "Baseball Scout Epy Guerrero Looks for Rough Diamonds Amid Hunger and Poverty". People Magazine.
  3. ^ Gordon Edes, Globe Staff (2004-05-04). "Youth is swerved on island: Ortiz deeply troubled by Dominican report". The Boston Globe.
  4. ^ Kevin Baxter (2009-01-14). "Epy Guerrero has keen eye for baseball talent". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Sandoval, Jim. "Epifano Guerrero," Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
  6. ^ Elliott, Bob. "Former Blue Jays scout Epy Guerrero dead at 71," Toronto Sun, Friday, May 24, 2013.

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