Phillies Fire Assistant GM, Scouting Director Marti Wolever
The Phillies fired assistant general manager and amateur scouting director Marti Wolever, Phillies Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro announced on Friday. Wolever had been the club's scouting director since 2002.
Amaro Jr. issued the following statement: “The Phillies announced today that the contract of Marti Wolever, Assistant General Manager, Amateur Scouting, will not be renewed for 2015. The Phillies express appreciation for Marti’s many years of service to the organization.”
Some of the best draft picks Wolever was responsible for as the Phillies drafter were Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels, both were picked with Wolever in charge of the draft. While some of the top round picks for Wolever did not pan out, he did pick players like; Ken Giles, Dom Brown and Cody Asche in later rounds.