Director of Scouting
St. Louis Cardinals
Dan Kantrovitz begins his second season as the Cardinals' Director of Scouting overseeing the amateur draft. He reports to VP/General Manager John Mozeliak.
This is Kantrovitz's second stint with the Cardinals. From 2004-2008, he worked for the organization in roles in amateur, international and professional scouting, including Assistant Scouting Director and Director of College Scouting. He also assisted in the creation of the Cardinals' computer system, Redbirdog.
From 2009-2011, Kantrovitz led the International Scouting department for the Oakland A's, most recently as Director of International Scouting. Under his guidance, the A's signed players from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Panama, Taiwan, Korea, Aruba and Europe. He also assisted on analytical projects in various aspects of baseball operations.
Prior to working in baseball, Kantrovitz was an all-Ivy League shortstop at Brown University who twice batted over .400. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the 25th round of the 2001 MLB draft. After a shoulder injury shortened his professional career, he worked as an investment banking analyst and for a company providing statistical analysis to major league teams.
A St. Louis native, Kantrovitz graduated from John Burroughs High School. He holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree in statistics from Harvard University. He and his wife, Brenna, reside in St. Louis with their daughters, Lily (2) and Vida (8/7/12).