In his big league career, Jerry Dipoto accounted for 27 wins in eight seasons on the mound for Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, and Colorado Rockies in the mid to late 1990’s and managed to beat thyroid cancer along the way. The 43 year old, recently served as the Arizona Diamondbacks interim general manager before becoming the senior vice president of scouting and player development, following the club’s hiring of Kevin Towers as GM in September of last year. The work Dipoto has done with the Diamondbacks has not only helped them reach the playoffs this season, but has given them one of the deepest farm systems in baseball featuring the likes of Jarrod Parker, Tyler Skaggs, Trevor Bauer, Archie Bradley, Matt Davidson, Bobby Borchering, Ryan Wheeler, A.J. Pollock, and more all within striking distance of the major league level. That list doesn’t even include Paul Goldschmidt labeled by some as the minor league player of the year for 2011 who was a big part of the Diamondbacks playoff push. In the story link below, Dipoto talks about building the Diamondbacks into the organization it is today, and his colleagues talk about how the former pitcher is establishing himself as a future major league baseball general manager.
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jerry Dipoto is the man with a plan — AZCentral.com