Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer
Derek Falvey was named President of Baseball Operations in November of 2019 after serving under the title of Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer since October of 2016. Under Falvey’s leadership, the Twins have compiled a record of 264-222 (.543) and have reached the postseason twice in his three seasons, winning the American League Wild Card in 2017 and the American League Central Division in 2019. In addition, the 2019 Twins posted a record of 101-61, the second most wins in Twins/Senators franchise history, trailing the 1965 club, which went 102-60.
As the President of Baseball Operations, Falvey is responsible for establishing the vision and related strategies for the club’s baseball operations. Specifically, he oversees all aspects of the department, including: the major league team, coaches and support staff; contract negotiations; player development; scouting; research and development; medical; and, communications. Falvey is 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). He was named to Twin Cities Business’ list of “100 People to
Know” in 2018.Falvey’s career in baseball started with the Cleveland Indians in November of 2007 when he began an internship in
Baseball Operations. In his first three years with the Indians, Derek assisted both the Amateur and International Scouting Departments, before spending the 2011 season as Assistant Director of Baseball Operations. He was promoted to Director of Baseball Operations in December of 2011, then elevated to Assistant General Manager in 2016.
During his time in Cleveland, 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.
Derek played baseball at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he earned a degree in Economics in June of 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 Edina, MN, with his wife, Meghan, their son, Jack, and daughter, Brynn.