VICE PRESIDENT & ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, SCOUTING & INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS
John Barr will begin his 32nd season as a baseball executive and his ninth season with the Giants, overseeing amateur and international scouting. Under Barr’s guidance, the Giants have drafted players such as 2010 Rookie of the Year and 2012 National League MVP Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Joe Panik and Matt Duffy all of whom have contributed to the Giants’ three World Series titles over the last six seasons. In fact, seven of the 13 position players on San Francisco’s 2014 World Series roster were all selected by Barr in the June draft.
The Audubon, NJ, native entered the front office ranks in 1984 with the New York Mets as Administrative Assistant to Minor Leagues and Scouting where he remained until becoming the East Coast Supervisor for the Minnesota Twins in 1988. As Scouting Director for the Baltimore Orioles,(1989-90), Barr was responsible for selecting first rounders Ben McDonald (’89) and Mike Mussina (’90). He served as Assistant General Manager for the San Diego Padres (1991-93) before returning to the New York Mets (1994-97) as Scouting Director, where they added players such as AJ Burnett, Paul Wilson, Jay Payton, and Terrence Long to their system. Barr then spent ten years (1998- 2007) with the Los Angeles Dodgers as East Coast Supervisor where he was instrumental in the selection of All-Star catcher Russell Martin, starting pitcher Edwin Jackson and reliever Jonathan Broxton.
Barr was inducted into the Mid Atlantic Scouts Hall of Fame in November of 2008 and then inducted into the Professional Scouting Hall of Fame during the summer of 2009.
The Rider University graduate resides in Haddonfield, NJ, with his wife Marianne, daughters Kate, Eileen, and Mary, and son, Blake.
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