Mets make changes to scouting department

The Mets announced promotions and additions to their amateur scouting, professional scouting, and player development departments.

The Mets promoted Chris Becerra to Director of International Scouting after working  as an Area Supervisor in 2011.

Jim D’Aloia has been promoted to Director of Professional Scouting after serving as a professional scout in the organization this past season.

Doug Thurman has been appointed the West Coast Scouting Supervisor. He had served as an area scout for the Mets over the past four years.

Tim Fortugno has been promoted to a professional scout. he had served as the West Coast Supervisor last season.

Hector Rincones has been promoted to Venezuelan Supervisor. He was an International Scout last season.

Ron Romanick, the pitching coach for the Oakland Athletics in 2011 and a member of their coaching staff for the last four years, has been named the Mets minor league pitching coordinator.

The Mets added two professional scouts: Tom Clark, who most recently worked as a pro scout with the Toronto Blue Jays, and Bryn Alderson (Sandy’s son), who was a professional scout with the Oakland A’s for the last five years.

The Mets also hired four amateur area scouts: Mike Silvestri (South Florida, Puerto Rico), Jim Bryant (North Florida, Georgia), Kevin Roberson (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada) and Jarrett England (Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee).  In addition, Ash Lawson joined the organization as a Special Assignment Scout.