Dana Brown

Special Assistant to the General Manager

“In order to succed, you must have a teachable spirit, the heart for change and the passion to press on.”

Dana Brown

In his ninth season as Special Assistant to the GM after eight seasons as the Director of Scout­ing for the Nationals/Expos, Dana Brown has 17 consecutive years in the Front Office with three Major League teams. He has 29 consecutive years in professional baseball and most recently helped to contribute to two post-season runs (2015 AL East Champs and 2016 wild card berth) as one of the organizations top evaluators… Prior to the Blue Jays, Brown was the Director of Scouting with the Nationals/Expos for eight years drafting over 40 Major League players including seven all-stars: Chad Cordero, Ian Desmond, Ryan Zimmerman, Marco Estrada, Jordan Zimmermann, Derek Norris and Stephen Strasburg. Previously worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates for eight years as an area scouting supervisor and East Coast Scouting Coordinator. Also, Brown coached two years in the minors and played three years, all with the Philadelphia Phillies organization after being drafted out of Seton Hall University in 1989 where he played with Hall of Fame teammate Craig Biggio. He also played with three other major leaguers on that same team: Mo Vaughn, John Valentin and Kevin Morton. Brown was inducted into the Seton Hall University Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 and the New Jersey Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 2012 for notable accomplishments in baseball. He is also in the New Brunswick High School Hall of Fame with high school teammate Eric Young who played 16 seasons in the big leagues. Brown has been interviewed for two General Managers positions: October 2010 with the New York Mets and September 2015 with the Seattle Mariners. He currently resides in Franklin Park, NJ with his wife Casandra-Gaye and two children: son Dana Jr and daughter Autumn.

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