Dan Dixon

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Career Highlights

  • Drafted by the Texas Rangers in 1978, played 4 years of professional baseball
  • Veteran- Scout Development School Instructor
  • 34-year career with MLB Scouting Bureau, mainly as amateur scout
  • Assisted USA Baseball & the World Baseball Classic
  • Scouted thousands of players over his 34 year career, 400+ who have gone on to have successful MLB careers.

MLB Players I've Scouted

Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant, Tyler Chatwood
Cincinnati Reds - Justin Turner, Michael Lorenzen
Detroit Tigers - Tony Clark
Los Angeles Angels - Troy Percival, Darin Erstad, Griffin Canning, Taylor Ward
Los Angeles Dodgers - Shane Victorino
Milwaukee Brewers - Anthony Gwynn, Kris Davis
Minnesota Twins - Jacque Jones
Milwaukee Brewers - Keston Hiura
San Diego Padres - Kirby Yates
Oakland A's - Matt Chapman
Colorado Rockies - Tony Wolters
St. Louis Cardinals - Kolton Wong

New York Mets - Lucas Duda
Oakland Athletics - Kurt Suzuki, Eric Chavez, Trevor Cahill
Philadelphia Phillies - Ryan Madson
Seattle Mariners - Adam Jones
Texas Rangers - Aaron Harang, Benji Gil
Toronto Blue Jays - Jake Marisnick
Washington Nationals - Stephen Strasburg
San Francisco Giants - Evan Longoria
Arizona Diamondbacks - Kevin Ginkel & Stephen Vogt
Pitsburg Pirates - Joe Musgrove, Trevor Williams, Kevin Newman


Career Bio

Dan Dixon has an extensive baseball background. He signed with the Texas Rangers and played 4-years of minor league baseball, reaching AA. His career in professional baseball continued after his playing days when he started scouting for the MLB Scouting Bureau. There, he had an incredible 34-year career serving mainly as an amateur scout with the MLB Scouting Bureau. Dan also did some pro and international scouting as well.

Dan’s experience and reputation led him to be an instructor for 12 years with the SDP – Scout Development Program. He has founded and managed several high exposure elite player showcase programs over the years. Dan’s accomplishments in scouting are highlighted by being awarded the prestigious and exclusive MLSB Scout of the Year in 2007 and the PBSSC - Distinguished Service in Scouting in 2013.

Dan is committed to baseball and continues to reinvent himself to stay ahead of the industry changes, advances and demands. He is determined and dedicated to helping young student-athletes reach their dreams of playing college baseball, professional baseball and beyond. He currently resides in Temecula, CA with his wife of 26 years, Gloria.

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