Director, Player Development
Gary LaRocque was named Director of Player Development prior to the 2014 season and in this role oversees all aspects of player development. LaRocque joined the St. Louis organization in 2008 as Senior Special Assistant to the General Manager and was named Senior Advisor to Player Development prior to the 2013 season.
LaRocque is in his 41st year in professional baseball in player development and scouting. He served in senior management levels for the New York Mets beginning in 1998, as Scouting Director, Assistant General Manager and Vice President / Player Development and Scouting through 2005 and was appointed Vice President of Professional Scouting in 2006.
Before joining the Mets, Gary started his professional playing career as a minor league infielder in 1975 with the Milwaukee Brewers, and began a 19-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1979 as a minor league coach. He began managing in 1981 through 1983 in the Pioneer League and Gulf Coast Rookie Leagues, followed by the Class AA Texas League for four seasons and in 1988 managed in the California League. LaRocque moved into the scouting department in 1989 as area scout and from 1992-1997 was a regional scouting supervisor for the Dodgers.
LaRocque acquired his degree in secondary Education (Mathematics) in 1975 from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn., and was elected to the Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Hartford in 1993.