Pirates Hire Jamey Carroll as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added former Major League infielder Jamey Carroll as a Special Assistant to the Baseball Operations Staff. Carroll spent 12 years in the majors, last playing in 2013 for the Kansas City Royals. He joins Kevin Young, who was hired for the same role earlier this off-season. The Pirates also added Grady Little as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations.

Carroll played 1276 games in his career, spending significant time at second base, third base and shortstop, getting in at least 264 games at each spot. His role will likely include working with infielders at those three positions.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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Maybe they hired Carroll to tutor guys like Hanson 29/4 errors, JaCoby Jones 24 errors.


Between Kang and Sean Rodriquez he should have his glove full.


Jamey Carrol has huge upside a Special Assistant, I saw some scouts saying he could fall into this years top 50 Special Assistant rankings


Yeah, he’s in the BA front office prospect guide. I would read it!


Somewhere someone in the media is calling him a “baseball rat” right now. This hire reminds me: Where is Jack Wilson working? Anywhere? Or is he just still out on a lake playing jetski football?


Pretty sure he opened up his own academy of sorts in California or something like that.

Ron Loreski

If the injuries get bad enough, maybe he’s activated. Can’t be any worse than Michael Martinez or Brent Morel.

Lee Foo Rug Bug

My first thought, also.


I saw “Pirates Hire Jamey Carroll”, and I was almost unable to continue reading.

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