Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Scouting and International Operations
John Barr will begin his 29th season as a baseball executive and his sixth season with the Giants, overseeing amateur and international scouting in 2013.
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 and Brandon Belt all of whom helped the Giants win the World Series last season. Barr also drafted minor league standouts Gary Brown, Heath Hembree, Joe Panik and Andrew Susac; who will all be in the Giants big league camp this spring.
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) 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 10 years (1998- 2007) with the Los Angeles Dodgers as East Coast Supervisor were he was instrumental in the selection of All-Star catcher Russell Martin, starting pitcher Edwin Jackson, as well as relievers Jonathan Broxton and Scott Proctor, who was signed by the Giants as a minor league free agent this winter.
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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