Front Office biographies

Scott Sharp, Director-Player Development

Scott Sharp was named Director of Minor League Operations on August 1, 2008 and promoted to Director of Player Development on November 2, 2012. He joined the Royals organization on September 28, 2006, as Assistant Director of Player Development after serving for eight seasons as an area scout with three Major League clubs. Sharp oversees the Player Development department for the Royals.

Sharp came to Kansas City from 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' 2000 Scout of the Year. 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 played catcher in the Reds system through the 1997 season. Sharp 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 German shorthaired pointer, Ella.

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