MLB’s Miami Marlins team writer Joe Frisaro reports that Craig Wessmann has been named Vice President, Player Personnel for the Miami Marlins. Weismann comes from the Oakland Athletics where he has been a professional scout for 7 seasons.
Weissmann was a player-scout in the Mariners organization for a time in the 90’s, before moving on to Tampa, and then settling in with the Atheltics organization. He was drafted out of a San Diego high school by the Cubs in 1979, he played in the minors for a total of 11 seasons.
Weismann is known for his persistence and determination. This is the first position he’s held in the front office outside of player development/scouting.
Here’s the press release:
10/25/2013 3:26 P.M. ET
Marlins name Craig Weissmann Vice President, Player Personnel
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins today announced they have hired Craig Weissmann as Vice President, Player Personnel. The announcement was made by Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill.
Weissmann joins the Marlins from the Oakland Athletics, where he spent the last seven seasons, most recently serving as a special assignment scout (2012-13); he began his time in Oakland as an area scout (2006-07), before becoming a professional scout from 2007-11. Prior to joining the A’s, Weissmann served as a scout for eight years with the Tampa Bay Rays, and four with the Seattle Mariners.
Originally drafted by the Cubs in 1979, Weissmann, a right-handed pitcher, played 11 seasons in the Minors before joining the San Diego Padres organization as a scout in 1992. Weissmann, a native of San Diego, Cal., graduated from United States International University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He and his wife, Katharine, reside in Carlsbad, Cal.