Dan Evans

MLB Executive, Consultant, and Mentor in Denver, CO, USA

Dan Evans

MLB Executive, Consultant, and Mentor in Denver, CO, USA

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Dan Evans' distinguished career in all aspects of baseball enables him to give experienced, solid advice and render an opinion as an authority of the game that he loves.

A former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Evans has been involved in decision-making roles with five MLB franchises spanning more than three decades. During his tenure with the Chicago White Sox, he was involved in the draft of Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and All-Star Mark Buehrle, along with the acquisition of Hall of Famer Tom Seaver and All-Star Paul Konerko.

Evans’ winning percentage was the second-best mark for any GM in Los Angeles Dodger history at the time of his departure, and during his tenure, he oversaw two of the most productive consecutive drafts in MLB history, including the selections of All-Stars Russell Martin and Matt Kemp, among others.

Evans led the transformation of a Dodger franchise which had an overall rating of 28th among MLB clubs by rebuilding the organization’s scouting and player developments to secure the #1 spot just two years later. He was the architect of the Dodgers' 1st playoff club in more than a dozen years and built the National League's best bullpen staff since World War II. While Dodgers' GM, Evans promoted the first Taiwanese player (Chin-Feng Chen) to the Major Leagues and was directly involved with three of the first four Taiwanese players in Major League history.

A pioneer in using technology and computers in baseball analysis, Evans previously scouted for the Toronto Blue Jays, evaluating talent throughout the game at all levels, all over the world, and oversaw Pacific Rim operations.

In addition, Evans mentors a Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) class named "The Baseball General Manager and Scouting," an online course that offers cutting-edge theories on how to develop a career in professional and collegiate baseball.

Evans works with Go The Distance Baseball on overall strategy and their quest to bring an unparalleled youth baseball and softball complex to The Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa.

Evans was recently appointed to SABR's worldwide Board of Directors and is on the Rocky Mountain SABR chapter's Board of Directors.

Evans was recently appointed to the Board of Directors and named President of Baseball Operations of Athelytix, Inc, developers of the patented GRID laser-based sports analytics system.

His Twitter account(@DanEvans108)has been cited as among Forbes' "Top 100 Must-Follow Sports Business Twitter Accounts."

  • Work
    • Major League Baseball
  • Education
    • DePaul University
    • Lane Technical HS, Chicago