Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer
Derek Falvey was hired as Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer in October of 2016 after spending nine seasons as a member of the Cleveland Indians organization. He was appointed as Indians Assistant General Manager on October 6, 2015 after spending the previous four seasons as Director of Baseball Operations after being named to the position in December of 2011.
As the EVP/Chief Baseball Officer, Falvey is responsible for establishing the vision and related strategies for the club's baseball operation. Specifically, overseeing all aspects of the department including: major league team, coaches, and support staff, contract negotiations, player development, scouting, research and development, medical and communications. Falvey becomes the sixth head of the Twins baseball operations department, joining Calvin Griffith (1961-84), Howard Fox (1985-86), Andy MacPhail (1986-94), Bill Smith (2007-11) and Terry Ryan (1994-2007, 2011-16).
During his time as Assistant General Manager for the Indians, Derek assisted President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti and General Manager Mike Chernoff in all areas of baseball operations, including financial, statistical, and contractual dealings, and contributed to all aspects of professional and amateur player procurement and development. He also oversaw the Advance Scouting process and worked closely with Manager Terry Francona and the Major League Coaching Staff to assist in the day-to-day management of Major League operations.
Falvey's career in baseball started with the Indians in November 2007 when he began an internship in Baseball Operations. In his first three years in Cleveland, Derek assisted both the Amateur and International Scouting Departments before spending the 2011 season as Assistant Director of Baseball Operations.
Derek played baseball at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he earned a degree in economics in June 2005. After graduating, Falvey returned home to the Boston, MA area where he worked until joining the Indians in the fall of 2007. Derek resides in Minneapolis with his wife, Meghan, and their son, Jack.