Major League Advance Scouting/Instant Replay Coordinator
Bill Duplissea begins his 12th season with the Royals in 2016, serving as the Major League Advance Scouting Coordinator and the Major League Instant Replay Coordinator. He started with the Royals as the club's bullpen catcher in 2006, before adding the advance scouting duties in 2012. In his current role, he works closely with the coaching staff in scouting upcoming opponents. His in-game duties include coordinating the Royals' instant replay challenges, where he's eclipsed a 60 percent rate of overturn in each of the past two seasons.
Duplissea spent 2004 and 2005 as an assistant coach at the College of San Mateo, helping lead the Bulldogs to conference championships in both seasons. Prior to his coaching career, Duplissea caught for five seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization, reaching Class AAA Albuquerque in 2000. He was a standout player at the college level for both the College of San Mateo, playing under former Royals pitching coach, Bob McClure, and the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Duplissea resides in San Carlos, Calif., during the offseason, with his son, Billy.