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DODGERS HIRE ROY CLARK AS NATIONAL CROSSCHECKER

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the hiring of Roy Clark as National Crosschecker. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

“We are pleased to bring in someone of Roy’s experience and his strong track record of evaluating potential Major League players,” said Colletti. “He has been an integral part of the success of Atlanta and Washington.”

In his role with the Dodgers, Clark will be helping to scout amateur talent throughout the country as well as evaluating the club’s current minor leaguers.

“Roy is an excellent talent evaluator and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Dodgers,” said Dodger Vice President, Amateur Scouting Logan White. “He’s a terrific addition and I’m looking forward to teaming him with Paul Fryer and John Green as National Crosscheckers.”

Clark previously was the Nationals’ Vice President of Player Personnel and oversaw the club’s drafts from 2010-12, which included the selection of Bryce Harper with the first overall pick in 2010. In Washington, Clark was instrumental in overhauling the club’s player development system, stocking the organization with talented prospects and earning the Nationals recognition from Baseball America as the best minor league system in baseball in 2012.

Prior to his time in Washington, Clark served as Atlanta’s Director of Scouting for 11 seasons after initially joining the organization as an area scout in 1989. Clark was also the Braves’ southeast supervisor (1995) and national supervisor (1996-99) during his 22-year tenure in Atlanta, where he helped draft future All-Stars Brian McCann, Adam Wainwright, Jason Heyward, Jason Marquis, Kevin Millwood, Craig Kimbrel and Freddie Freeman. Clark’s efforts helped the Braves earn Baseball America’s Organization of the Year Award three times (1991, 1996, 2005) and USA Today’s Organization of the Year honor in 1996.

Clark got his start in baseball with the Mariners as a minor league coach (1984) and area scout (1985-86) and also worked for the Indians from 1988-89 as an area scout.

An infielder, Clark was selected by Seattle in the 24th round of the 1979 draft out of the University of North Carolina, where he earned All-ACC honors, and advanced as far as Triple-A in four professional seasons.

Here’s a little something from Roy:

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12 Responses to “DODGERS HIRE ROY CLARK AS NATIONAL CROSSCHECKER”

  1. Watford Dodger says:

    Just read Mariners interested in Kemp.

    Straight swap for K Seagar anyone?

    • emerson-Lake says:

      Where did you hear that? Not sure he’s the one I want to trade–Matt Kemp still has the potential to be Matt Kemp.

  2. Mark_Timmons says:

    I might do that, but I would try and get more. Seattle would want the Dodgers to cough up about $50 million. Seager could be a stud too. He’s young.

    I don’t suppose they would throw in King Felix…

  3. Bobby says:

    Nick Punto signs a 1 year, $2.75mil deal with Oakland.

    See ya!

  4. Quasimodo says:

    Punto does read here. And with that he’ll read my thanks for all the hard work he put in. Punto had to work hard as he wasn’t born with the gifts of other players. So Nick, thank you and I hope for you the best.

  5. Quasimodo says:

    Oh, and thanks Mark for the other Roy Clark’s vid and song.

  6. Roger Dodger says:

    Un-greatful little piece of baseball player — that the Dodgers give him another life . . .

    Best to you Nick. You did help the Dodgers while you were here.

    Wow, instead of mucho options . . . Nick just walked out the door.

  7. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Sorry, I want more than Kyle Seager for Matt Kemp. A lot more. Actually, although I’m sure that Seager is a good player, I really don’t understand the fascination with him. He’s 26 (not old), but his numbers since coming up with Seattle don’t show any real improvement. In the long run his brother Corey is probably better, maybe a lot better. And if we can somehow come up with a replacement at short, then Hanley is a far better option at 3B.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/seageky01.shtml

  8. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Good luck Nick Punto. It was nice having you on board, but $3 million is a bit much. We have other options.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/la/nick-puntos-exit-begins-shift-in-los-angeles-dodgers-infield-look?ymd=20131113&content_id=63897514&vkey=news_la

    By the way, the hiring of Roy Clark is further evidence of the Dodgers’ commitment to scouting and player development as the team’s long term model. There will probably be some more spending over the next couple of years, but that will slow down if the system begins to develop a strong pipeline of young players.

  9. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    And here’s little Brian Wilson news.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/11/latest-on-brian-wilson.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MlbTradeRumors+%28MLB+Trade+Rumors%29

    I’m sure the part about the Mariner’s was meant to be the Reds, since Aroldis Chapman pitches for the latter.

  10. Bobby says:

    Cy Young for Kersh (oh there’s a f’in surprise)

    He got all but 1 first place vote. What idiot didnt vote for him??

  11. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Bobby,

    I was surprised too. Totally shocked.

    I think they mentioned on MLBN that the moron (my word) who didn’t vote for him was a writer from Cincinnati, who had Wainwright as his #1. Wainwright???????? Not even close. In fact, as far as I’m concerned, Jose Fernandez should have been #2 in the balloting, not Wainwright.

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