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The Major League Scouting Director is a key member of each of the 30 MLB teams front office staff. Typical duties of a Scouting Director includes coordinating all scouting for the First Year Player Draft every June, international scouting and MLB advanced scouting for the major league club. In many cases, the team scouting director is the sole decision maker over the team's first several draft picks on draft day.
The scouting director position is also a considered a stepping stone for future GMs, as current MLB GMs Brian Sabean, Terry Ryan, Kevin Towers, Jeff Luhnow and Josh Byrnes among others all once served as Scouting Directors for major league clubs.