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 451-419 (.518) and have reached the postseason three times in his six seasons, winning the American League Wild Card in 2017 and the American League Central Division in both 2019 and 2020. In addition, the 2019 Twins posted a record of 101-61 for the second-most wins in Twins/Senators franchise history, trailing only the 1965 club that finished 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 both 2017 and 2018.
Falvey’s career in baseball started with Cleveland in November of 2007 when he began an internship in Baseball Operations. In his first three years with the now-Guardians franchise, 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 also 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 Cleveland organization.
Derek resides in Edina, MN, with his wife, Meghan, their sons, Jack and Ryan, and daughter, Brynn.