OUR INSTRUCTORS

 

Our team of Major League Baseball scouts and guest speakers have signed dozens of players, including several Hall-of-Famers and All-Stars. This group also includes those who have developed the annual private scout school for Major League Baseball.

Click over the names below to see their bios.

 
 
 Rodney was signed in 1982 by the Los Angeles Dodgers and began his professional career the following spring.  Rodney played three seasons of professional baseball, all with the Dodgers.  Rodney retired as a player in 1986 and began scouting in 1993, working for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians and the MLB Scouting Bureau. Rodney most recently was the Senior Manager of the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Los Angeles.  He also has experience on the field as a minor league coach with the Los Angeles Angels and an assistant coach at San Francisco State.  Rodney has three children, including son Khris, who is in his fifth season in the big leagues and second with the Oakland Athletics.  Started his coaching and scouting career in  1983-1990  for the San Francisco Giants, 1991 -2006 for  California-Anaheim-Los Angeles Angels, 2006 retired to be a stay at home Dad with Special needs Daughter  2008 Started for  Seattle Mariners , 2009-2014 for the Cleveland Indians.      

Rodney was signed in 1982 by the Los Angeles Dodgers and began his professional career the following spring.  Rodney played three seasons of professional baseball, all with the Dodgers.

Rodney retired as a player in 1986 and began scouting in 1993, working for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians and the MLB Scouting Bureau. Rodney most recently was the Senior Manager of the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Los Angeles.  He also has experience on the field as a minor league coach with the Los Angeles Angels and an assistant coach at San Francisco State.

Rodney has three children, including son Khris, who is in his fifth season in the big leagues and second with the Oakland Athletics.

Started his coaching and scouting career in  1983-1990  for the San Francisco Giants, 1991 -2006 for  California-Anaheim-Los Angeles Angels, 2006 retired to be a stay at home Dad with Special needs Daughter

2008 Started for  Seattle Mariners , 2009-2014 for the Cleveland Indians.

 

 

 Bob Fontaine, Jr. is the scouting director for the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.  Bob began his career in baseball scouting for the San Diego Padres from 1973 to 1980.  He was promoted in 1980 to Scouting Director, a position he held through 1981.  Bob was the Montreal Expos west coast scouting supervisor from 1982 through 1984.  He joined the Chicago White Sox as a scouting supervisor for the 1985 season.  Bob joined the California Angels in 1986 and served as their scouting director through 1994.  In 1995 Bob was promoted to the Director of Player Personnel & Scouting, a position he held through 1999.  In 2000 Bob was hired as the Director of Player Development for the Chicago White Sox.  Bob was hired in 2004 as the scouting director for the Seattle Mariners.  In 2009 he joined the Toronto Blue Jays as professional coverage scout where he remained until joining the Scouting Bureau in 2015.         

Bob Fontaine, Jr. is the scouting director for the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.

Bob began his career in baseball scouting for the San Diego Padres from 1973 to 1980.  He was promoted in 1980 to Scouting Director, a position he held through 1981.

Bob was the Montreal Expos west coast scouting supervisor from 1982 through 1984.  He joined the Chicago White Sox as a scouting supervisor for the 1985 season.

Bob joined the California Angels in 1986 and served as their scouting director through 1994.  In 1995 Bob was promoted to the Director of Player Personnel & Scouting, a position he held through 1999.

In 2000 Bob was hired as the Director of Player Development for the Chicago White Sox.

Bob was hired in 2004 as the scouting director for the Seattle Mariners.  In 2009 he joined the Toronto Blue Jays as professional coverage scout where he remained until joining the Scouting Bureau in 2015.

 

 

 

 Baseball has always been a part of Chris Heidt’s life. His journey in baseball began as a college baseball player at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Upon finishing his collegiate playing career as a center fielder, he served as a coach at Beloit Catholic High School. During the summer months, Chris also helped with the Beloit Legion baseball team. It was during his Legion coaching days where the possibility of becoming a scout presented itself.   Chris climbed the scouting ranks, first as an Associate Scout with the Kansas City Royals and later as a Part-Time Scout with the Cleveland Indians. He honed his evaluation skills and finally earned a full-time scouting position with the Major League Baseball (MLB) Scouting Bureau.   As a 14-year veteran of the Scouting Bureau, Chris has been responsible for the coverage of 12 Midwest states where he identified amateur talent for all 30 MLB teams. During his tenure with the MLB Scouting Bureau, Chris covered a wide range of events both nationally and internationally. His travels have taken him to all 48 contiguous states, as well as 8 countries. Through these experiences and in recognition of his sharp scouting eye, Chris was honored with the Tom Hull Scout of the Year award.  Chris holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management through Northern Illinois University, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Minors in Sociology and Theology at Marian University. His education, passion and successful scouting tenure earned Chris a position as an instructor at MLB’s famed Scout Development Program (MLB Scout School). As a Scout School instructor, Chris has played a role in shaping and developing some of MLB’s best young scouts and executives.                     

Baseball has always been a part of Chris Heidt’s life. His journey in baseball began as a college baseball player at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Upon finishing his collegiate playing career as a center fielder, he served as a coach at Beloit Catholic High School. During the summer months, Chris also helped with the Beloit Legion baseball team. It was during his Legion coaching days where the possibility of becoming a scout presented itself. 

Chris climbed the scouting ranks, first as an Associate Scout with the Kansas City Royals and later as a Part-Time Scout with the Cleveland Indians. He honed his evaluation skills and finally earned a full-time scouting position with the Major League Baseball (MLB) Scouting Bureau. 

As a 14-year veteran of the Scouting Bureau, Chris has been responsible for the coverage of 12 Midwest states where he identified amateur talent for all 30 MLB teams. During his tenure with the MLB Scouting Bureau, Chris covered a wide range of events both nationally and internationally. His travels have taken him to all 48 contiguous states, as well as 8 countries. Through these experiences and in recognition of his sharp scouting eye, Chris was honored with the Tom Hull Scout of the Year award.

Chris holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management through Northern Illinois University, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Minors in Sociology and Theology at Marian University. His education, passion and successful scouting tenure earned Chris a position as an instructor at MLB’s famed Scout Development Program (MLB Scout School). As a Scout School instructor, Chris has played a role in shaping and developing some of MLB’s best young scouts and executives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
    Gil was drafted in 1972 by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 40th round of Major League Baseball’s June Amateur Draft out of Granada Hills HS (Granada Hills, CA).  He did not sign.  The California Angels drafted Gil in the 1st round (12th overall pick) of the 1975 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase out of California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, CA).  He signed with California.  Gil played nine years of professional baseball including part of one in the major leagues with California.  Gil retired as a player in 1983.  Since then he has scouted for the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau and Arizona Diamondbacks.  Gil’s father, Al Kubski, was a longtime minor league player then manager and later a prominent scout for the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals.            

 

Gil was drafted in 1972 by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 40th round of Major League Baseball’s June Amateur Draft out of Granada Hills HS (Granada Hills, CA).  He did not sign.  The California Angels drafted Gil in the 1st round (12th overall pick) of the 1975 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase out of California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, CA).  He signed with California.

Gil played nine years of professional baseball including part of one in the major leagues with California.

Gil retired as a player in 1983.  Since then he has scouted for the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Gil’s father, Al Kubski, was a longtime minor league player then manager and later a prominent scout for the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals.

 

 

 

 

 Rick was signed in 1977 by the California Angels out of La Verne College (La Verne, CA).  He began his professional career that summer in Davenport, IA.  Rick played four seasons of professional baseball, all with the Angels and retired after the 1980 Triple-A season.  After his playing career, Rick coached at La Verne College, Cal State Fullerton and Chapman College until he became an area scout for the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.  In 1998, Rick was elevated to the Assistant Director of the Scouting Bureau.  Among many other things, he helped in organizing and running the Scouting Bureau’s renowned Major League Baseball Scout School, a private development program for MLB club employees.                           

Rick was signed in 1977 by the California Angels out of La Verne College (La Verne, CA).  He began his professional career that summer in Davenport, IA.  Rick played four seasons of professional baseball, all with the Angels and retired after the 1980 Triple-A season.

After his playing career, Rick coached at La Verne College, Cal State Fullerton and Chapman College until he became an area scout for the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.

In 1998, Rick was elevated to the Assistant Director of the Scouting Bureau.  Among many other things, he helped in organizing and running the Scouting Bureau’s renowned Major League Baseball Scout School, a private development program for MLB club employees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jack was drafted out of William S. Hart High School (Santa Clarita, CA) by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round of the 1974 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft and signed.  Jack played eight seasons of professional baseball finishing at 3A with the Milwaukee Brewer's in 1982.  Jack started his coaching and scouting career in 1983 for the San Francisco Giants where he remained through 1990.  The Giants played in the 1989 World Series against the Oakland Athletics.  In 1991 Jack moved on to the California-Anaheim-Los Angeles Angels.  In 2002 the Angels appeared in and won the World Series against the Giants.  In 2006 Jack stepped away from the game to seize the opportunity to spend more time with his special needs daughter.  In 2008 Jack joined the Seattle Mariners and then scouted for the Cleveland Indians from 2009 through 2014.                     

Jack was drafted out of William S. Hart High School (Santa Clarita, CA) by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round of the 1974 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft and signed.

Jack played eight seasons of professional baseball finishing at 3A with the Milwaukee Brewer's in 1982.

Jack started his coaching and scouting career in 1983 for the San Francisco Giants where he remained through 1990.  The Giants played in the 1989 World Series against the Oakland Athletics.

In 1991 Jack moved on to the California-Anaheim-Los Angeles Angels.  In 2002 the Angels appeared in and won the World Series against the Giants.  In 2006 Jack stepped away from the game to seize the opportunity to spend more time with his special needs daughter.

In 2008 Jack joined the Seattle Mariners and then scouted for the Cleveland Indians from 2009 through 2014.