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Vice President, Latin Operations
Junior Noboa is in his 23rd year with the Arizona Diamondbacks and sixth as Vice President, Latin Operations. In his current role, Noboa oversees the D-backs' baseball academy in Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic and serves as the team's liaison to its Latin American prospects. He previously served as Special Assistant to the General Manager & Director, Latin American Operations.
Noboa was the organization's first international hire in August 1995 and a month later signed the organization's first two Latin players. Among the players that have been signed and developed during Noboa's tenure are Miguel Montero, Gerardo Parra, Ender Inciarte, Carlos Gonzalez, Vicente Padilla, Jose Valverde and Emilio Bonifacio.
In 1997, Noboa was the first recipient of the Roland Hemond Award, bestowed upon a member of the baseball operations department who best exemplifies the D-backs' approach to their work.
In 2014, he played an integral role in creating a first-of-its-kind program to further the education of the team's Latin American players and staff. The program ensures participants are able to complete their high school education, develop English skills and successfully integrate in the culture of North America while building a foundation to have career alternatives, if needed.
He has sat on the board of trustees for the Dominican Republic Sports and Education Academy and has twice served as the hitting coach for his native Dominican Republic in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Noboa played in parts of 8 Major Leagues seasons with the Indians, Angels, Expos, Mets, A's and Pirates.
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