The Tigers announced a few moves in their player development and scouting departments today:
- After six years of running the Tigers’ draft efforts, David Chadd is being promoted to vice president of amateur scouting as well as special assistant to the general manager. He’ll still oversee the Tigers’ draft efforts but also take on some other responsibilities during the year, which he was already doing to some degree. He did some pro scouting for the Tigers this summer.
- Scott Pleis, who had been a national crosschecker, takes over the role of amateur scouting director. He’ll handle the day-to-day amateur scouting work and draft prep while reporting to Chadd.
- Mike Rojas will fill the player development director role that had been open for the past couple months since the Tigers and Glenn Ezell parted ways. Rojas had been the minor league field coordinator since the start of the 2008 season, but has been with the organization in some capacity or another since 2004.