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While many of the names associated with the Michigan baseball team’s main coaching job were familiar, and so far expected, a wild, intriguing card emerged this week. According to MLB Network’s John Morrosi, former Michigan star and Chicago Cubs player Bobby Scales is a name to be seen in the research.

“Bobby Scales was mentioned in a search for baseball coaching in Michigan and it would be a tremendous hiring,” Morosi chirp. “He is well respected in the baseball industry. Former Tweet embed The player who arrived MLB with the Tweet embed And go into front office roles with Tweet embed And the Tweet embed. “

Skilles, originally from Southfield, Michigan before transferring to high school baseball and playing in Roswell, Georgia, played for the Wolverines from 1996 to 1999. In Ann Arbor, he recorded a batting average of 0.335 over 190 games, as well as a 0.920 playing percentage. A graduate of Michigan, he was then selected in the 14th round of the 1999 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. The Skils scored for nearly a decade in the minor leagues before making his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2009. He appeared in 61 games with the Cubs, scoring 34 hits and an average of 248 hits, before retiring in Ultimate as a player in 2012.

From there, Scales became the director of player development for the Los Angeles Angels from 2012 to 2015, then spent one season as a special assistant for General Motors. He then moved to the Pirates organization, where he spent three seasons as a field coordinator for the minor leagues and one season as well. Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Player Development. After last fall, he moved on to work at Sports Info Solutions as Vice President of Baseball.

in an interview With SIS, Scales defined his passion for player development, a necessary attribute of a program with many of the disadvantages of recruiting in college baseball today like Michigan.

“The best thing about PD is the daily quest to help the individual reach the next point in their career,” said Skiles. “Whether it’s a player, a coach, or a young intern in the office, doing whatever it takes to help people advance in their careers is something I’ve really enjoyed. No matter what people think, this game is about relationships. Building these relationships is essential for any Something we’re trying to do.”

Other names who have been linked with a job vacancy in Michigan include Detroit Tigers coach Chris Vetter, Connecticut coach Jim Binders and head coach of Michigan Midfielders Jordan Bichel, among others.


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