Jeffrey L. Scott
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.
- High School Kankakee Eastridge High School
Jeff Scott has been a minor league player, coach and manager as well as a scouting director.
Scott was taken by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the 1972 amateur draft, 52nd overall, two picks after Dennis Eckersley and one before Gary Carter. He was the only one of Texas's first five picks that year who did not wind up playing in the major leagues. He started strong with the Geneva Senators that summer, going 6-7 with a 2.25 ERA and hitting .300. He struck out 89 and walked 19 in 96 innings. He was 9th in the New York-Pennsylvania League in whiffs, fifth in ERA and tied for third in losses.
With the 1973 Gastonia Rangers, he went 14-9 with a 2.83 ERA and 38 walks in 181 innings. He was 10th in the Western Carolinas League in ERA but first in shutouts and tied David Fanning for the win lead. He and Tom Underwood were picked as the league's All-Star hurlers. Reaching AA for the only season, he struggled with the '74 Pittsfield Rangers at 7-8, 4.47 with much worse control (71 BB in 161 IP). In 1975, the right-hander posted a 8-13, 4.60 record for the Lynchburg Rangers, tying for the most losses in the Carolina League. During 1976, Scott allowed three runs in five innings for the Asheville Tourists. He made his final appearances as a player with the 1979 Tourists (1-0, 1.69 in 3 G). He had gone 36-37 with a 3.55 ERA in 93 minor league games.
He managed the Bellingham Mariners from 1979 to 1983. He was the assistant director of player development for the Seattle Mariners in 1983 and director of player development in 1984-1985. He moved to the Cleveland Indians as director of player development in 1986-1987 and Scouting Director in 1987-1988. Scott was the scouting director of the Detroit Tigers in 1994-1996 and director of player procurement for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999-2001.
Scott managed the Road Warriors in 2006-2007, his first managerial stint since 1983. He was pitching coach for the 2009-2011 Camden Riversharks, managed Camdein 2012 and was pitching coach of the Sugar Land Skeeters in 2013.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1979||Bellingham Mariners||Northwest League||41-31||3rd (t)||Seattle Mariners|
|1980||Bellingham Mariners||Northwest League||45-25||1st||Seattle Mariners||Co-Champs|
|1981||Bellingham Mariners||Northwest League||39-31||2nd||Seattle Mariners||Lost League Finals|
|1982||Bellingham Mariners||Northwest League||33-37||3rd||Seattle Mariners|
|1983||Bellingham Mariners||Northwest League||40-28||2nd||Seattle Mariners||Lost League Finals|
|2006||Road Warriors||Atlantic League||42-83||7th (t)||Independent Leagues|
|2007||Road Warriors||Atlantic League||43-83||8th||Independent Leagues|
|2009||Camden Riversharks||Atlantic League||7th||Independent Leagues||replaced Joe Ferguson|
|2012||Camden Riversharks||Atlantic League||62-77||8th||Independent Leagues|