Slusser: Haley Alvarez becomes A’s first female talent evaluator

From Susan Slusser at the San Francisco Chronicle on December 12, 2017:

The A’s, always a leader in front-office diversity, recently welcomed back a former front-office intern who is the team’s new scouting coordinator.

Haley Alvarez, 24, is the second woman to work in the A’s scouting department and is the first tasked with talent evaluation; Kate Greenthal was an analytics assistant in 2012, while Pam Pitts, who has spent 37 years with the team, was the first woman ever to be named a director in a baseball front office when she became director of baseball administration 26 years ago.

Alvarez got her start with Oakland, interning with the A’s two years ago and impressing the team so much that they sponsored her for scout school. At scout school, Alvarez was roommates with Amanda Hopkins, the first full-time female scout in decades and the daughter of former A’s scout Ron Hopkins. Hopkins is an amateur scout with the Mariners.

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Originally published: December 12, 2017. Last Updated: December 12, 2017.