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Scott Sharp, Assistant General Manager/Baseball Operations
Scott Sharp is in his second season as Assistant General Manager/Baseball Operations, being named to the position on January 5, 2015. He had previously served as the Director of Player Development during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He joined the organization on September 28, 2006 as Assistant Director of Player Development and was promoted to Director of Minor League Operations on August 1, 2008.
He joined the Royals after serving as an area scout for eight seasons with three Major League clubs. He was most recently with the Texas Rangers where he served as an area scout for two years and was responsible for North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Prior to joining Texas, he was an area scout for Pittsburgh for two seasons (2003-04) and the Los Angeles Dodgers for four years (1999-2002). He was named the Dodgers' Scout of the Year in 2000. His first player signing was Eric Junge, who debuted with the Phillies in 2002.
Sharp began his professional career as a 25th-round selection of the Cincinnati Reds in 1994. He was a catcher in the Reds system through the 1997 season.
He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from The George Washington University, where he played four seasons as an infielder, catcher and pitcher.
A native of Sykesville, Md., he currently resides in Lee's Summit, Mo., with his wife, Kimberly, sons, Hayden and Myers, and dog, Ella.
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