Dan Evans

MLB Executive & Mentor in Boulder, Colorado

Dan Evans

MLB Executive & Mentor in Boulder, Colorado

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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. Evans is current and focused with MLB, minor league, Japanese, international, independent, and amateur baseball. A former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Evans has been involved in decision-making roles with five MLB franchises spanning over 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 Paul Konerko. Evans’ .548 winning percentage is the second-best mark for any GM in Los Angeles Dodger history 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, James Loney, and AJ Ellis, among others. Evans led the transformation of a Dodger franchise which had sunk to 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 currently scouts for the Toronto Blue Jays, evaluating talent throughout the game at all levels, all over the world, and oversees Pacific Rim operations for the Blue Jays. 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. His Twitter account (@DanEvans108) was cited by Forbes as among "Top 100 Must-Follow Sports Business Twitter Accounts". Evans serves as a member of the Baseball Prospectus Advisory Board and is also on the Advisory Board for 2080Baseball.com and, in addition, he is a Board of Director for SABR's Rocky Mountain chapter. Dan and his adult daughters reside in Boulder CO.

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  • Work
    • Major League Baseball
  • Education
    • DePaul University
    • Lane Techincal HS