Director, Player Development
Fred Stanley, a former big league infielder with 46 years of professional baseball experience, was elevated to director of player development in the winter of 2008, taking over for the retired Jack Hiatt. He is chiefly responsible for the assignment, development and evaluation of players throughout the Giants farm system. In both 2009 and 2011, the Giants were named the Topps Organization of the Year and in 2010 the Baseball America Organization of the Year.
Entering his 13th season in San Francisco's organization, Stanley previously served as the Giants coordinator of minor league instruction from 2006-08. He has held many different front office positions, including serving as the Milwaukee Brewers' assistant general manager. He has also worked as a big league coach, minor league manager and instructor, including a five season-stint as a manager in the Giants chain. During that time, he was named the Northwest League's Manager of the Year in 2000 and 2001.
Stanley spent nine seasons in the Milwaukee organization before matriculating to the Giants, including his final three years as the Brewers' assistant general manager. He also served as the Brew Crew's director of player development from 1992-96, with his charges earning the prestigious Topps Organization of the Year Award in 1992. In fact, Milwaukee had the best record of all clubs at the minor league level (.544, 2,205-1,845) from 1992-96. Prior to his stint in the front office, he spent the 1991 season as the Brewers infield coach.
Before going to Milwaukee, he was the coordinator of minor league instruction with the Seattle Mariners from 1989-90, the director of baseball operations with the Houston Astros from 1986-88 and director of instruction with the Oakland Athletics from 1983-85.
A defensive specialist, Stanley played 14 seasons in the Majors with Seattle (1969), Milwaukee (1970), Cleveland (1972), San Diego (1972), New York Yankees (1972-80) and Oakland (1981-82). He made four post season appearances as a player, including World Championships with the Yankees in 1977 and '78.
The Farnhamville, IA native currently lives in Argyle, TX with his wife Rebecca. He has a daughter, Tracie, and a son, Brian.
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