Mariners promote three scouts, announce hiring of Amanda Hopkins

Dec 21, 2015, 4:36 PM

The Mariners have promoted a trio of amateur scouts to supervisor roles and hired six new amateur scouts, including Amanda Hopkins, believed to be baseball’s first full-time female scout since the 1950s.

Director of amateur scouting Tom McNamara announced the moves in a press release Monday afternoon.

Hopkins, who played softball at Central Washington University before her graduation last June, spent the past three seasons as an intern with the Mariners amateur scouting department. The daughter of longtime MLB scout Ron Hopkins is joined by Tyrus Bowman, Jackson Laumann, Taylor Terrasas, Stephen Tromblee and Ross Vecchio as new scouts for the organization.

Promoted to supervisor roles are Ben Collman (Midwest supervisor), Chris Pelekoud (West Coast supervisor), and Mike Moriarty (Northeast supervisor).

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