_Vice President/Assistant General Manager, Professional, Amateur, and Pacific Rim Scouting _
Josh Boyd enters his 15th season with Texas, and this is his first year as Vice President/Assistant General Manager for Scouting after being promoted in September 2021. He has been Assistant General Manager since November 2016, and in his current role Boyd oversees the professional, amateur, and Pacific Rim scouting departments. He advises Jon Daniels and Chris Young on professional acquisitions, and is instrumental in hiring, staff development and process implementation throughout the Rangers Baseball Operations department.
As Assistant General Manager from 2017-21, Boyd was responsible for overseeing all functions 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, Boyd 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, Boyd 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.
Boyd, 50, was raised in Vancouver, Wash., and Irvine, Calif. He and his wife Michelle reside in Colleyville, TX with their son, Jackson (15) and daughter, Ellie (13).