Sr. Vice President/Assistant GM
Scott Sharp is in his 16th season with the Royals and first as the Sr. Vice President, Assistant General Manager, after being promoted on Nov. 3, 2021. He previously served as Vice President/Assistant General Manager from 2018-21, Assistant General Manager of Baseball Operations from 2015-17 and Director of Player Development from 2013-14. He joined the organization on Sept. 28, 2006 as Assistant Director of Player Development and was promoted to Director of Minor League Operations on Aug. 1, 2008.
Sharp has been instrumental in all facets of Baseball Operations during his tenure in Kansas City. Focused on player development upon arrival, Sharp’s responsibilities have grown to include Major League operations, roster management, player acquisition, arbitration, contract negotiations, professional scouting, advance scouting and analytics integration. Sharp has been involved in many special projects including the 2015 Surprise Complex renovations and The Fountains, an 88,000 square foot residential and player development facility located in Arizona.
Since his arrival with Dayton Moore in 2006, the Royals have featured 30 All-Star selections, 22 of which have been “home grown” players, products of the club’s minor league system. During the same time, the Royals have produced 17 of 21 “home grown” Rawlings Gold Glove winners and six of seven Louisville Silver Sluggers.
Sharp joined the Royals after serving as an Area Scout for eight seasons with three Major League clubs, including the Texas Rangers for two seasons (2005-06), where he worked as an Area Scout responsible for North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Prior to joining Texas, he was an Area Scout for Pittsburgh for two seasons (2003-04) and the Los Angeles Dodgers for four years (1999-2002). He was named the Dodgers Scout of the Year in 2000.
Sharp began his professional career as a 25th-round selection of the Cincinnati Reds in 1994, and was a catcher in the Reds’ system through the 1997 season.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from The George Washington University, where he played four seasons as an infielder, catcher and pitcher.
A native of Baltimore, Md., he currently resides in Lee’s Summit, Mo., with his wife, Kim and sons, Hayden and Myers.