Derek Falvey (born March 19, 1983) is an American baseball executive who is currently the President of Baseball Operations for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to joining the Twins, Falvey was an executive for the Cleveland Indians.
|Born||March 19, 1983|
|Alma mater||Trinity College|
|Occupation||President, Baseball Operations|
Early life and playing career
In 2007, Falvey began independently scouting players in the Cape Cod Baseball League and used the experience as an opportunity to connect with scouting personnel and Major League executives. His experience in the league led to an internship with the Cleveland Indians. Derek Falvey grew up in a small home in Lynn, Massachusetts with his parents Candy and Stephen Falvey and sister Shannon Falvey.
Falvey began working for the Cleveland Indians as an intern in 2007. He remained with the Indians, working in the amateur and international scouting departments through 2009 after which he transitioned into Baseball Operations as Assistant Director, Baseball Operations. During the 2011–12 offseason, the Indians promoted Falvey to co-director of baseball operations, along with David Stearns. In 2016, the Indians promoted him to assistant general manager.
On October 3, 2016, the Minnesota Twins hired Falvey as their executive vice president and chief baseball officer. He officially started his duties with the Twins after the Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. He works with GM Thad Levine. His first big move was signing catcher Jason Castro to a 3 year $24 million dollar contract. On June 12, 2017, the Twins had the number 1 overall pick, and they selected shortstop Royce Lewis. On July 24, 2017, Falvey traded for Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jaime García, giving up prospect Huascar Ynoa. However, the Twins went on to slump, so he traded Garcia to the New York Yankees on July 30 in exchange for prospects Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns. He also traded closer Brandon Kintzler to the Cubs for prospect Tyler Watson on July 31. The Twins went on to finish 85-77 and make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. They lost to the Yankees 8-4 in the 2017 American League Wild Card Game.
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