St. Louis Cardinals name Chris Correa as Director of Scouting


The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that Chris Correa will succeed Dan Kantrovitz as the team’s Director of Scouting.

Correa will oversee both the scouting department and the amateur MLB draft in his new role.

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Corra joined the Cardinals in 2009 where he worked in statistical analysis. In 2012, he was promoted to Manager of Baseball Development in 2012 and named Director of the department last season. In this position, Corra provided both statistical analysis and decision support tools to all areas of baseball operations.

“Chris has demonstrated he has the skills needed in valuing talent and has been invaluable to our club,” Sr. Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. “I know he is looking forward to this opportunity and I’m excited to see him lead our scouting department.”

A New Hampshire native, the 34-year old graduated from Hampshire College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master of Science in Psychology. Prior to joining the Cardinals, Correa was a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan.

Another move in the scouting department was announced today as Luis Morales was promoted to Assistant Director of International Scouting. He will operate out of the Palm Beach offices, where he will work with the team’s Director of International Operations, Moises Rodriguez, on international prospects. Morales has been with the Cardinals since joining the club as an intern in 2011. In 2012, the Caracas native was named Baseball Operations Assistant. Prior to joining the Cardinals, Morales worked as a Venezuelan Scouting Coordinator for four years.