Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer continue to grow the Cubs front office in their first weeks on the job. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago is reporting that the Chicago Cubs have hired Joe Bohringer as their new director of pro scouting. Bohringer is long-time MLB employee with 21-years of experience, and has served as a major league scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2006. In Arizona he served under a former Epstein assistant, GM Josh Byrnes, so it is likely that Esptein has targeted Bohringer for quite a while.
Bohringer should fit right in with the sabermetric approach of the new Cubs front office, considering he is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management who likes to use statistical analysis in his scouting. Levine explains:
Bohringer, a DeKalb, Ill. resident, uses the same methods as the people who he'll be working for, employing statistical analytics as well as practical scouting when evaluating players. Under Bohringer's direction, Cubs scouts will likely be told to use video recording of players as an added tool to evaluate Cubs players.
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