The Orioles today announced one addition and two promotions within their Player Development Department.
Kent Qualls has been named Director of Minor League Operations, where he will oversee the business operations of the Player Development Department. Qualls served as Boston's Director of Player Development for four years (1998-2001) and their Director of Baseball Operations for one year (2002) during his eight-years with the Red Sox. He spent eight years (1987-1994) as the Director of Minor League Operations for the Montreal Expos (1987-1994) and spent the past 10 years as Director ofthe Dan Duquette Sports Academy in Hinsdale, Massachusetts.
Brian Graham has been promoted from Coordinator of Minor League Instruction to Director of Player Development. Graham is entering his 32nd year in professional baseball and sixth in the Orioles organization. Prior to joining the Orioles, Graham spent six seasons as the Senior Director of Player Development for the Pittsburgh Pirates and served as interim General Manager for the Pirates in 2007. Graham has major league coaching experience with the Orioles (2000) and Cleveland Indians (1998-1999). As a minor league manager in the Indians' system, Graham managed eight consecutive playoff teams, compiling a 704-491 (.589) record, and his clubs finished above .500 nine consecutive years.
As Director of Player Personnel, John Stockstill will now also oversee International and Domestic Professional Scouting. Since joining the Orioles in December of 2005, Stockstill has served as the Director of Player Personnel, Director of Player Development and Director of International Scouting. Prior to joining the Orioles, Stockstill spent 19 years in various scouting roles with the Chicago Cubs (1987-2005), including a stint as their Director of Scouting from 2000-2005.