The Cubs announced Wednesday that Jason McLeod will transition from Senior Vice President of Amateur Scouting and Player Development to Senior Vice President of Player Personnel.
McLeod has spent the last eight seasons of a 24-year career in baseball overseeing amateur scouting and player development with the Cubs. Over the course of his tenure, the Cubs have hit on notable draft selections such as Kris Bryant (2013), Kyle Schwarber (2014), Ian Happ (2015) and budding wunderkind Nico Hoerner (2018). He is a key contributor in a front office that has ushered in a successful era of Cubs baseball and brought the organization its first World Series in 108 years.
"Jason has made immense contributions to the organization in his eight years supervising Amateur Scouting and Player Development," said Theo Epstein, Cubs President of Baseball Operations. "He helped build and grow two departments that were crucial in the Cubs' rebuild, championship and run of sustained success. As his career has evolved, Jason is prepared for new challenges at the Major League level, where his strengths in evaluation, development and culture-building will be quite impactful."
"I'm excited for this new opportunity in player personnel with the Cubs, especially for the chance to be more involved with the major league team," McLeod said. "We've built a tremendous group of scouts and player development staff who work tirelessly to acquire and develop the next generation of great Cubs players. I'm proud of the progress we have made, and I'm thankful for the contributions of this talented group. The work continues for all of us to realize our singular goal: win another World Series championship."