09/14/2011 6:11 PM ET
Rockies realign baseball operations department
Staff Members Given New Responsibilities
DENVER - The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has realigned responsibilities among several staff members within the Baseball Operations department.
"We have a deep group of talented, highly motivated individuals and as such we are always looking for opportunities to maximize all of their skills," said Rockies Executive Vice President and General Manager Dan O'Dowd. "We see this as an opportunity to continue to develop and improve as an organization."
Marc Gustafson has been named Senior Director of Scouting Operations. Gustafson, 42, has served as the Rockies Senior Director of Player Development for the past for two seasons and has managed the operation of the Rockies player development system for the past six years.
Jeff Bridich, formerly the Rockies Senior Director of Baseball Operations, will step into the role of Senior Director of Player Development. Bridich, 34, who joined the Rockies organization in 2004, will be assisted in his new role by Zach Wilson. Wilson, 33, has been a member of the Rockies Scouting Department for the past nine years including 2011 season as the Assistant Director of Scouting. Walker Monfort, 24, has been given added responsibilities within the player development department.
Walter Sylvester, 41, moves from his role in player development to a Baseball Operations Assistant position where he will have responsibilities in statistical analysis and the First Year Player Draft. Zack Rosenthal, 31, has been promoted to Manager of Baseball Operations/Assistant General Counsel and will have the added duties of player contract negotiations and rules administration.
Below is a complete list of the Rockies Baseball Operations staff that lists staff members with new titles and or responsibilities in bold.
ROCKIES FRONT OFFICE BASEBALL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
Executive Vice President/Chief Baseball Officer & General Manager - Dan O'Dowd
Sr. Vice President- Scouting and Player Development/Assistant General Manager - Bill Geivett
Vice President Scouting - Bill Schmidt
Assistant to the Executive Vice President/Chief Baseball Officer & General Manager - Adele Armagost
Senior Director Player Development - Jeff Bridich
Assistant Director Player Development - Zach Wilson
Assistant Player Development - Walker Monfort
Senior Director Scouting Operations - Marc Gustafson
Assistant Director - Scouting - Danny Montgomery
Manager Baseball Operations/Assistant General Counsel - Zack Rosenthal
Assistant Baseball Operations - Walter Sylvester
Assistant Baseball Operations - Kent McKendry
Senior Director - International Scouting - Rolando Fernandez
Director - Professional Scouting - Jon Weil
Advance Scout - Chris Warren
Director - Major League Operations - Paul Egins
Senior Director - Medical Operations & Special Projects - Tom Probst
Head Athletic Trainer - Keith Dugger
Assistant Athletic Trainer - Scott Gehret
Director Clubhouse Operations - Keith Schulz
Assistant to the Director Clubhouse Operations - Joe Diaz
Assistant Clubhouse Operations - Mike Pontarelli
Visiting Clubhouse Manager - Alan Bossart
Video Coordinator - Brian Jones
Assistant Video Coordinator - Scott Alves