Vice President/Assistant General Manager, *Professional, Amateur, and Pacific Rim Scouting *
Josh Boyd serves as the Rangers’ Vice President/Assistant General Manager for Scouting after being promoted in September 2021. In his 16th year with the organization, he had been Assistant General Manager since November 2016.
Josh continues to oversee the professional and Pacific Rim scouting departments and works closely with Kip Fagg on the key functions of the amateur scouting and draft process, including talent identification, R&D integration, cross-department collaboration as well staff development and personnel decisions. He advises Chris Young on player acquisition and roster construction and is instrumental in hiring for key roles throughout Rangers Baseball Operations.
As Assistant General Manager from 2017-21, Josh was responsible for overseeing all aspects of pro player evaluation including Pacific Rim scouting operations and the R&D department. Josh led the scouting staff responsible for signing Colby Lewis, Yu Darvish, Tony Barnette, Chris Martin, Joely Rodríguez and Kohei Arihara out of the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball League and spearheaded the Rangers partnership with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beginning in January 2018.
Prior to his current role, Josh spent two years as Senior Director of Player Personnel after serving as Director of Pro Scouting from 2009-14. He joined the Rangers in 2008 as Assistant Director of Pro Scouting.
Before his time with the Rangers, he covered four drafts as an area scout for the San Diego Padres. In 2004, he covered the Mid-Atlantic region for the Padres and then spent three years covering the Northwest territory while based in Puyallup, Wash.
Between 2001-2004, he lived in Durham, NC covering minor league prospects and the draft as a national writer for Baseball America. Additionally, he covered baseball for the Orange Coast College school paper prior to landing his first professional writing opportunities for STATS, Inc in 1996 and MLB.com in 1999. In 2000, he did an internship for STATS, Inc during the Fox NFL Sunday broadcast in Los Angeles.
Boyd, 51, was raised in Vancouver, Wash., and Irvine, Calif. He and his wife Michelle reside in Keller, TX with their son, Jackson (16) and daughter, Ellie (14).