Yankees name Kevin Reese senior director of player development

The New York Yankees today announced that Kevin Reese has been named Senior Director of Player Development.

November 3rd, 2017

The New York Yankees today announced that Kevin Reese has been named Senior Director of Player Development.

Reese, 39, joined the Yankees Pro Scouting Department at the conclusion of his playing career and held the title of Professional Scout from 2008 through 2014. For the last three seasons (2015-17), he was the Yankees' Director of Pro Scouting, overseeing the coordination of scout coverages and the in-take of reports while using compiled information to help guide trade discussions and free agent signings. Additionally, Reese scouted the Yankees' own affiliates, organized advance scouting for the postseason and contributed to the construction of the Yankees' Major League and minor league rosters.

A native of San Diego, Reese was originally selected by the Padres in the 27th round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft from the University of San Diego, where he was a two-time West Coast Conference first team selection and later named to the West Coast Conference's 40th Anniversary All-Conference Team in 2007. On December 18, 2001, he was acquired by the Yankees in exchange for infielder Bernabel Castro.

Over 849 games across eight minor league seasons from 2000-07 (including 2000-01 with the Padres organization), Reese, a left-handed-hitting outfielder, posted a .292 (953-for-3,269) batting average with 546 runs scored, 192 doubles, 37 triples, 67 home runs, 395 RBI, 372 walks, 138 stolen bases, a .370 on-base percentage and an .804 OPS. Reese also appeared in 12 Major League games with the Yankees over two seasons (2005-2006), batting .385 (5-for-13) with two runs scored, one RBI, two walks and one stolen base.