Doug Laumann, Director of Amateur Scouting

Doug Laumann, who has worked in the White Sox organization for over two decades, begins his fifth season as director of amateur scouting.

Named to his position in August 2007, Laumann has supervised the Sox last four drafts, which have yielded INF Gordon Beckham and INF Brent Morel from the 2008 class and LHP Chris Sale and RHP Addison Reed in 2010.

Beckham was named The Sporting News Rookie of the Year in 2009, Morel started 116 games at third base in 2011, while Sale and Reed were two of five members of the 2010 draft class to reach the major leagues by the end of the 2011 season. Laumann also oversaw White Sox drafts from 2001-03, which produced major leaguers Brandon McCarthy, Ryan Sweeney and Chris Young.

Laumann joined the Sox in September 1990 and worked as an area scout for two years before serving as supervisor from 1993- 96. He served as the national crosschecker from 1997-2000 and director of scouting from November 2000 through 2003. Laumann spent 2004-07 as a special assignment scout.

Prior to joining the Sox, Laumann worked as an area scout for the Chicago Cubs from 1981-90. He started as a bird dog for legendary Phillies scout Tony Lucadello in 1981.

Laumann was a pitcher at the University of Dayton, graduating in 1980. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was an All-State performer at Purcell High School. Laumann's summer teams included future major-league players Rich Dotson, Leon Durham, Bill Doran, Pat Tabler and Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy.

Laumann and his wife, Jennifer, have four children: Jordan, Jackson, Jake and Jillian, and one grandchild, Delainey. The family resides in Florence, Ky.

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