: BSBA 1991
: Director of Minor League Operations
: San Francisco Giants
"Whether it's writing formulas in Excel or my accounting classes, it's amazing how much of the stuff I studied is related to the business side of baseball."
Professional career highlights
- Helped to implement a minor league tobacco ban and an HIV education program while working for Major League Baseball's commissioner
- Helped the Giants reach the 2002 World Series. "We were within five outs of winning the whole thing."
- Named Giants' team chaplain this year by Baseball Chapel, which coordinates Sunday church services for players
What he does
Officially, Evans oversees the development of the Giants' 200 minor league players. Unofficially, he's the team's ambassador to anyone involved with its farm system.
He negotiates contracts with minor leaguers and their agents. He coordinates with the owners of the affiliate teams to ensure that they're getting what they need from the Giants and fulfilling their obligations to the team in turn. He monitors the minor-league budget and payroll. He counsels players on professional problems. "I'm available by phone to everyone in our organization 24/7," he says.
What studying business at UNC helped me achieve
Evans says, "Whether it's writing formulas in Excel or my accounting classes, it's amazing how much of the stuff I studied is related to the business side of baseball."