Cubs Shift Jason McLeod To SVP Of Player Personnel

McLeod will have a bigger role in the day-to-day operations of the big league team.

670 The Score Staff
September 11, 2019 - 2:29 pm

(670 The Score) The Cubs have shifted high-ranking executive Jason McLeod to become their senior vice president of player personnel, they announced Wednesday afternoon.

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McLeod had spent the last eight seasons as the Cubs' senior vice president of amateur scouting and player development.

In his new role, McLeod will be "involved in all aspects of the major league operation with particular focus on the roster construction and day-to-day workings" of the club, the Cubs said in a release.

"Jason has made immense contributions to the organization in his eight years supervising amateur scouting and player development," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said in a statement. "He helped build and grow two departments that were crucial in the Cubs' rebuild, championship and run of sustained success. As his career has evolved, Jason is prepared for new challenges at the major league level, where his strengths in evaluation, development and culture-building will be quite impactful."

McLeod was instrumental in helping build the core of the Cubs' championship team in 2016. Under his watch, the Cubs drafted outfielder Albert Almora Jr. (2012), third baseman Kris Bryant (2013), outfielder Kyle Scharber (2014) and outfielder Ian Happ (2015) in the first round in consecutive seasons. 

"I'm excited for this new opportunity in player personnel with the Cubs, especially for the chance to be more involved with the major league team," McLeod said in a statement. "We've built a tremendous group pf scouts and player development staff who work tirelessly to acquire and develop the next generation of great Cubs players. I'm proud of the progress we have made, and I'm thankful for the contributions of this talented group. The work continues for all of us to realize our singular goal: win another World Series championship."