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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:41 AM

The Twins announced this morning that 27-year-old Jeremy Zoll as their new Director of Minor Leagues. He takes over for Brad Steil, who received a promotion (legit promotion). 

 

Zoll graduated from Haverford, 19 years after Thad Levine graduated from the school. He has worked with the Angels and was most recently the Senior Manager of Player Development for the Los Angeles Dodgers, working under Gabe Kapler. 

 

It will be interesting to learn more about him. Here is an interview he did a year or so ago... 

 

http://www.thinkblue...nt-jeremy-zoll/

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

Jesus, I'm 27 years old. Where did things go wrong for me? 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:11 AM

 

Jesus, I'm 27 years old. Where did things go wrong for me? 

 

I've been asking myself that for years... I was just starting my blogging years when I was 27! Ha!

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:40 AM

Good luck to him.Hope he is all that he is hired to be.Real young for this type of job.He has a lot of work to do.

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#5 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:57 AM

Trying to remember where I was in my career at age 27. Nowhere near where this guy is, wow.
Congrats to him and wish him success.
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#6 Steve Lein

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

Wow. While that's amazing to get that job at age 27, I'm extremely skeptical he has the experience to thrive in it. Prove me wrong, Jeremy...and welcome!

Edited by Steve Lein, 10 October 2017 - 02:12 PM.

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Scouting Report: Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 45, Speed: 45. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but will sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:31 PM

With a guy this young, you are betting on his intelligence and are willing to help him grow into his potential, as opposed to buying someone who's already learned lots of things at somebody else's expense. Both are good paths, if you select well. Zoll sure sounds capable in the interview attached to Seth's post.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:05 PM

27? What the **** are they thinking? This guy barely knows what to do with a lady let alone run an entire depart. This is a terrible decision. I don't care who he has worked for, you don't get enough experience in 5 years to take this job on. Did he even play baseball?
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:07 AM

Mistake one people making is that they think this person is leading the department. No Falvey and Levine set the agenda, They have the plan, the ideas. Zoll caries them out.

Mistake 2 people make. If you wanted a baseball job lately it seems that a year internship (unpaid) is necessary. After college how many people can afford to do that? 

If you keep your eyes open and have the ability to think, 5 years is plenty. From all of your previous bosses you have an enormous amount of hands on experience in what not to do. You hear how people process new information listening to the complaints. If he is a smart guy, he will do fine.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:06 AM

 

27? What the **** are they thinking? This guy barely knows what to do with a lady let alone run an entire depart. This is a terrible decision. I don't care who he has worked for, you don't get enough experience in 5 years to take this job on. Did he even play baseball?

Take a deep breath, exhale... repeat. He'll be fine. Also, try reading the article if you haven't' already... this guy sounds smart, and talent is talent. Falvine will be there to guide him and usher him from Padawan to Jedi Knight.

 

And yes, he did play, he was a catcher.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

Good for him. I was 37 when I landed my dream job near the top of the ladder. Looking forward to see what he brings and does before judging his capabilities based on age.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:57 AM

Quick correction: Jeremy Zoll was the Assistant Director of Player Development for the Dodgers for the last two years. His title was last Senior Manager of Player Development in 2015.
Per the press release from the twins:
"Zoll, 27, spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers as Assistant Director of Player Development and served as Senior Manager of Player Development in 2015. In his most recent role with the Dodgers, Zoll was responsible for assisting in the oversight of the minor league system. He worked with Dodgers player development leaders regarding on-field philosophies and special programs, and aided the Research and Development department in the implementation of various initiatives. Prior to his time with the Dodgers, Zoll worked as Coordinator of Advance Scouting for the Los Angeles Angels in 2014."
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:23 AM

Good organization to grab front office talent from, especially on the development side.

 

I do like that they kept Steil in a significant role too.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:52 AM

What's Steil's new role?


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:10 AM

 

Jesus, I'm 27 years old. Where did things go wrong for me? 

Hey, at least you're not saying: "Want some fries with that coke?"

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:23 AM

 

What's Steil's new role?

 

Director of Pro Scouting

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#17 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

27? What the **** are they thinking? This guy barely knows what to do with a lady let alone run an entire depart. This is a terrible decision. I don't care who he has worked for, you don't get enough experience in 5 years to take this job on. Did he even play baseball?


I hope this is sarcasm.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

This guy barely knows what to do with a lady

Mod note: This kind of innuendo is irrelevant and is not needed here, thanks.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

He "knows somebody". Good for him. He must have keen baseball sense. But you don't get to do something like this at 27 unless you have been connected, and used the connections well and didn't disappoint. This is a bold move. I like it.

Edited by h2oface, 11 October 2017 - 06:12 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:31 PM

 

Jesus, I'm 27 years old. Where did things go wrong for me? 

Maybe a little less time around here?;) 

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