Professional Scout – Arizona Diamondbacks
Joe Bohringer is currently a Professional Scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks. A 1993 graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the 2011 season marks his 22nd season in professional baseball. In his current role, Joe is responsible for evaluating professional players at both the Major League and minor league levels. He also periodically assists with assessing amateur players for MLB’s annual draft. The Diamondbacks use these evaluations as part of their decision-making process with regard to roster formation and player acquisition.
Prior to joining Arizona in 2006, Bohringer served as an Area Scouting Supervisor for the Seattle Mariners, first in California and then in the upper Midwest. His main responsibilities included evaluating all draft-eligible high school and college players in his region of the country. Upon the completion of MLB’s annual June draft, he would spend much of his summer reporting on Major League and minor league players on various professional clubs.
Before embarking on a full-time scouting career, Joe spent three years as Senior Manager of Player Development for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In this capacity, he assisted with all day-to-day operations of the Dodgers’ six minor league affiliates. These duties included budget formation, roster management, player evaluation, contract negotiations and serving as a liaison with the offices of Major League Baseball.
Bohringer began his professional career though internships with the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates while completing his undergraduate degree at MIT. His first full-time experiences after graduation were in the area of team operations with minor league baseball teams in Buffalo, New York and then Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Joe currently resides west of Chicago with his wife Kathleen and daughter Lauren.