With the recent transition of Mark Shaprio to Indians club president and Chris Antonetti to executive vice president, general manager, the Indians announced a bevy of promotions/moves within the front office the last two weeks.
MIKE CHERNOFF, Assistant General Manager
Mike has been with the club for seven seasons and has served as the club’s Director of Baseball Operations since 2007. He will continue to oversee the club’s professional scouting and baseball analytics and will also be involved in all aspects of Baseball Operations, primarily assisting Chris Antonetti in player acquisitions, contract negotiations and the day-to-day operations of the department.
JOHN MIRABELLI, Vice President, Scouting Operations
John is in his 11th season overseeing the club’s Scouting Operations. Last season was his ninth as an assistant general manager to Shapiro. He will continue to oversee the scouting and acquisition of all amateur and international talent as well as contribute to professional player evaluation and procurement.
ROSS ATKINS, Vice President, Player Development
Ross is currently in his 15th season with the Indians and his fourth as the club’s director of player development. In 2010, the Indians had three full-season minor league clubs qualify for post-season play and were the only organization in Major League Baseball to have two full-season clubs win league championships in Triple-A Columbus ans low Class-A Lake County.
ANDREW MILLER, Assistant to the President
Andrew has been a member of the Tribe's baseball operations department since 2006. Since Nov. of 2008, he has served the role of assistant director, baseball operations. As assistant to the president under Shapiro, Miller will play a key role in strategic planning in all areas related to business, brand and Progressive Field strategy and development, in addition to advising baseball operations on decision-making and strategic planning.
MEKA ASONYE transitions to the position of assistant, baseball operations. In his new role he will assist the baseball operations department in a number of areas, primarily focusing on conducting financial analysis and research on baseball markets, including arbitration, player contracts and team and industry trends. Asonye previously worked in player development for the past two years after starting as a summer intern in 2007.
ALEX ECKELMAN moves into the full-time position of assistant director, professional scouting. He played professional baseball for nine years after graduating from Ohio State, where he played varsity baseball. In 2010, Eckelman was the Tribe’s advance scouting intern, working to prepare the Major League advance reports on upcoming opponents. In his new role, he will manage the advance scouting process and will also assist in the management of the professional scouting Department.
DEREK FALVEY has been elevated to assistant director, baseball operations. In the three years with the club, Falvey has previously assisted the amateur and international scouting departments. In his new capacity, he will continue to assist in the coordination, administration and information-gathering of the team's international scouting department and broaden his responsibilities to contribute more directly in all player acquisitions.
CARTER HAWKINS has been promoted to Assistant Director, Player Development. Carter began his tenure with the Indians in 2008 as the Advance Scouting Intern and progressed into a full time role in Professional Scouting in 2009. Carter is a Graduate of Vanderbilt University where he was a teammate of Tribe RHP Jensen Lewis. He will assist Ross Atkins in the design and execution of all elements of Player Development policies, procedures and processes as well as in the management of all Player Development Staff.