Mets select Ban­ner to head player de­vel­op­ment

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK (AP) >> Jared Ban­ner has been hired as the New York Mets’ ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of player de­vel­op­ment af­ter more than a decade with the Bos­ton Red Sox.

The Mets also pro­moted Ian Levin to se­nior di­rec­tor of base­ball op­er­a­tions on Fri­day af­ter two years as di­rec­tor of player de­vel­op­ment, an ex­panded role that also will in­clude an­a­lyt­ics, health and per­for­mance.

The 32-year-old Ban­ner is a New York na­tive who was Amherst’s base­ball cap­tain and joined the Red Sox front of­fice as a fel­low in 2007. He was an as­sis­tant in player de­vel­op­ment (200809) and ama­teur scout­ing (2009-10), and then served as co­or­di­na­tor of ama­teur scout­ing (2010-12), as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of player per­son­nel (2013-15), di­rec­tor of player per­son­nel (2016) and vice pres­i­dent of player per­son­nel (2017-18).

Levin, 34, started with the Mets as a me­dia re­la­tions in­tern in 2005 and a base­ball op­er­a­tions in­tern in 2006. He was co­or­di­na­tor of ama­teur scout­ing (2007-12).

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.