Mariners name Allison new Director of Pro Scouting

Tom Allison, a veteran of 18 years of scouting with four different organizations, was named Wednesday as the Mariners new Director of Professional Scouting.

Allison, 45, was most recently a scout for the Red Sox in 2011-12. Prior to that he spent four years as director of scouting for the D-backs from 2007-10.

Allison fills a vacancy that hadn’t been filled after Carmen Fusco was fired in September of 2010.

“We are excited about the addition of Tom Allison to our organization as Director of Pro Scouting,” said Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik. “He brings a level of experience with his background as a crosschecker, scouting director, Minor League player and front-office executive. He is a well-rounded individual and his contributions will be an asset to the Seattle Mariners.”

Allison spent seven seasons in the Brewers scouting department from 2000-06, working with Zduriencik during that time in Milwaukee, and also has 10 years with the Mets. He played as an infielder and coaches in the Mets’ farm system from 1990-94.

Allison is a graduate of Chapman University in Orange, Calif., where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. He also played baseball at Loyola Marymount University and was a member of the Lions squad that advanced to the 1986 College World Series.

Allison grew up in the Vancouver, Wash., area and currently resides in Phoenix.

1 Comment

Why did the Mariners take so long to fill this position? Also I have no clue who this is so is this a good hire or just someone that Zduriencik knew and so he was brought in?

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