Rolando Fernandez named International Scout of the Year

December 7th, 2023

NASHVILLE – Colorado Rockies Vice President of International Scouting and Development Rolando Fernandez was honored as the International Scout of the Year tonight at the 39th annual Scout of the Year Awards reception at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.

Fernandez becomes the fifth scout in franchise history to win the award, joining current Rockies General Manager Bill Schmidt (2019 West Coast Scout of the Year), current Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Scouting Danny Montgomery (2018 East Coast Scout of the Year), Pat Daugherty (2005 Midwest Scout of the Year) and Bruce Andrew (1998 West Coast Scout of the Year).

Fernandez will be entering his 32nd season with the Rockies organization in 2024, his 10th as the club’s vice president of international scouting and development. In his current role, he oversees all aspects of international scouting, player development and day-to-day operations. He has previously been honored as the Rockies’ Herb Hippauf Scouting Award recipient in 2005 and as the Rockies’ Player Development “Man of the Year” in 1999.