Special Assistant to the GM
Jim Fregosi, Jr. is in his ninth season with the Royals after joining the club on Oct. 18, 2011 as a Special Assistant to the General Manager.
Fregosi, Jr. spent 17 years with the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization, the last three (2009-11) as a Major League scout. He initially joined the Phillies as an area scout in 1992 after completing a six-year minor league playing career. He also scouted for the Colorado Rockies from 1999-2000 before returning to the Phillies in 2001.
He attended the University of New Mexico, where he was named a first-team All-American as well as the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1985. Fregosi, Jr. was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round (42nd overall) of the 1985 Draft.
The son of former Major League manager, the late Jim Fregosi, Fregosi, Jr., was born in Inglewood, Calif., and now resides in Murrieta, Calif., with his wife, Mary, and their children: Jimmy, Katelyn and Joey.