Front Office

Tony Buccilli, Director of Scouting

 

Tony Buccilli is the Director of Baseball Operations for the Washington Wild Things in the Frontier league.

 

*Currently the Special Assistant to the GM, Washington Wild Things

*Currently the Assistant Director of 3B Baseball & Softball Facility and the Carolina Teal Organization

*Baseball Operations, Texas Rangers (2014)

*Director of Baseball Operations, Washington Wild Things (2012-2015)

 

Working hands on with the Washington Wild Things, developing quality relationships with MLB organizations and college programs were priorities. Since 2012, the organization has sent 15+ prospects back to affiliated baseball and provided a professional platform for dozens of un-drafted college seniors. The Baseball Operations department in place resulted in a scaled analytical structure that has impacted our organization's growth and on-field success; player personnel, salary cap management, player evaluations.

 

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earning a Master’s in Sports Management December of 2013.

Brad Geyer- Corporate Legal Council

 

Mr. Geyer is the legal counsel for the Carolina Winter League.

 

Brad Geyer is a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington D.C. offices. He represents clients in antitrust, compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, procurement fraud, RICO, securities, tax, and

whistleblower actions. He advises on crisis management, conducts internal investigations, and assists corporations with compliance and risk management issues.

 

Mr. Geyer draws upon 21 years of extensive experience in investigations, prosecutions, and program management through a multitude of investigations and prosecutions with the alphabet soup of enforcement agencies both inside and outside the United States.

 

Mr. Geyer spent his 21-year public career as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.  He left in October 2012 to become a founding partner of GeyerGorey LLP. During his career he was assigned to and reported up through the Assistant Attorney Generals of both the Antitrust and Criminal Divisions in two successive Presidential administrations.

 

 

Carolina Professional Winter League Baseball  - Staff - Brad Geyer - Legal Council
Carolina Professional Winter League Baseball  - Staff - Michael King - Director

Michael King Director of Carolina Winter League

 

Michael, known as the "Negotiator" has dedicated 40 years to the game of baseball as a player, coach, manager, scout, general manager and owner.  Michael has owned or been involved in professional baseball, Soccer and football.

 

Michael is a strong advocate of helping players achieve their goals playing professional baseball and understands what it takes to help players.

 

Michael brings to the Carolina Professional Winter League the leadership and professional management skills required to make a baseball organization successful.

Michael strives to give the players the best coaches and an opportunity to improve their fundamental playing skills, along with a better understanding and knowledge of the game.

 

Michael works diligently to have players recruited by colleges, drafted and signed to MLB and Independent Baseball.

 

Michael's general management, negotiating skills and relentless efforts proves successful each year with many players being signed.

Pelle Hogstrom - European Scouting Director

 

Pelle is responable for The European markets for Sweden, Demark, Germany and neighboring countries for recruiting and scouting players for the winter league. Pelle has been involved with baseball for the past 15 years as a player and a coach. Pelle bring expertise to the winter league knowing and understanding the markets and what is needed to make players successful.

 

 

Carolina Professional Winter League Baseball  - Staff - Pelle Hogstrom - European Scouting Director

Jon Hunton Director of Player Personnel

 

Jon Hunton is the Director of player Personnel for the Somerset Patriots in the Alantic League. Jon is also is the closer for Somerset.

 

Jon is responsible for player signings and transactions for the Somerset Patriots. In addition to his title with the front office, Jon is also a record-breaking closer for the team on the field, reaching 37 saves during the 2013 season. He also served as Assistant Director of Player Personnel that season.

 

Jon has experience in the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's organizations, reaching as high as the Triple-A level. He is a North Plainfield native and is married to Katherine Hunton.  Jon broke the Atlantic League record for saves in a single-season with 49 in 2014. He finished the season as the Atlantic League’s “Closer of the Year” for his performance that also included a 2.08 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 56.1 innings pitched in 59 games.

 

Hunton enters 2015 just 38 saves shy of the Atlantic League career record set by Southern Maryland’s Jim Ed Warden with 134.

 

Hunton set a then Somerset Patriots record for saves with 37 during the 2013 season. He finished with a 3-6 record, a 3.00 ERA, and 37 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched in 57 games played. Hunton was named an Atlantic League All-Star and the Reliever of the Year that season.

 

The North Plainfield, New Jersey native has experience in the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s organizations, including a season at both the Double-A and Triple-A level.

 

Hunton has a minor league career 40-35 record, a 3.18 ERA, 169 saves, and 535 strikeouts in 594.0 innings pitched in 513 games.

Carolina Professional Winter League Baseball  - Staff - Jon Hunton - Director of Player Personnel

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