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Melvin Joffron Didier

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 192 lb.


Mel Didier, the father of Bob Didier, was a minor league pitcher and major league scout and executive. His father Ray Didier was the baseball coach at University of Southwestern Louisiana (1948-1956), Louisiana State University (1957-1963), and Nicholls State University for many years.

Didier was the Montreal Expos Scouting Director in 1970-1971 and the Director of Player Development from 1972 to 1975. He was the Director of Player Development for the Seattle Mariners in 1977-1978. He was the baseball coach at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1981-1982 and athletic director in 1982. Didier was the Director of Player Development with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998. From 1999 to 2002, he was a special assistant to the GM of the Diamondbacks. In 2008, Didier was the Texas Rangers' "Senior Advisor, AZ Operations & Pro Scouting." He is currently a special advisor to the Toronto Blue Jays.


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