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 pitched in the minor leagues in 1948-1949 before arm injuries ended his career. He then became a scout for the Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Braves, and Atlanta Braves. He was an assistant football coach for LSU in 1968-1969.
Dider returned to baseball as the Montreal Expos Scouting Director in 1970-1971 and the Director of Player Development from 1972 to 1975. He was a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1976 and was the Director of Player Development for the Seattle Mariners in 1977-1978. Didier scouted for the Cleveland Indians in 1979-1980.
Didier was the baseball coach at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1981-1982 and athletic director in 1982. He returned to the Dodgers as a scout from 1987 to the mid 90's. 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. Dider was a pro scout for the Baltimore Orioles in 2002. In 2008, Didier was the Texas Rangers' "Senior Advisor, AZ Operations & Pro Scouting." He is currently a special advisor to the Toronto Blue Jays.