Senior Advisor to the General Manager/Director, Player Personnel
Logan White enters his fourth season with the Padres after joining the organization in October 2014 as senior advisor to the general manager/director, professional scouting. In his current role as senior advisor to the general manager/director, player personnel, White is responsible for evaluation of all players at the Major, minor, amateur and international levels, as well as advising General Manager A.J. Preller.
White joined the Padres following 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, joining in December 2001 as director of amateur scouting before being promoted to assistant general manager, amateur and international scouting in 2006 and vice president, amateur and international scouting in 2011. White most recently held the title of vice president, amateur scouting for the last two seasons. In that capacity, his primary responsibilities were overseeing the organization's amateur scouting efforts, including the annual First-Year Player Draft, along with assisting the general manager in various capacities.
Since White began overseeing the Dodgers' amateur draft in 2002, more than 50 selections have reached the Major Leagues, including a stretch of eight first-round picks from 2002-08, a group that includes James Loney (2002), Chad Billingsley (2003) and Clayton Kershaw (2006). Under White's direction, the Dodgers also drafted All-Star caliber players in later rounds, including Matt Kemp in the sixth round (2003) and Russell Martin the 17th round (2002).
In addition, White headed the Dodgers' international scouting efforts from 2002-12, and was instrumental in helping sign Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig, Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and Japanese pitchers Takashi Saito and Hiroki Kuroda.
With White in charge of amateur scouting, the Dodgers' 2004 First-Year Player Draft was rated by Baseball America as the best draft in the National League and second best in baseball. Its 2003 draft was tabbed as the best in the Major Leagues by the publication, and its 2002 draft was rated as the fourth-best in baseball. The Dodgers were the only team to have their draft rated in the top five in each of those three seasons.
Beginning his scouting career in 1988, White first served as an associate scout with the Seattle Mariners before moving on to be an area scout with the Baltimore Orioles from 1990-92. Prior to joining the Dodgers, he also served as the west coast supervisor for the San Diego Padres from 1993-95 and the west coast supervisor for the Orioles from 1996-2001.
Originally selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 23rd-round of the 1984 First-Year Player Draft out of Western New Mexico University as a relief pitcher, White played three seasons in the Mariners system prior to his scouting career.
A native of Portales, N.M., White graduated from Western New Mexico University with honors and was an Academic All- American in 1984. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1996. White resides in Gilbert, Ariz. with his wife, Deena, and son, Logan, Jr.