Quick Notes: Johnny DiPuglia former Nationals’ international scouting director is now with the Kansas City Royals
Johnny DiPuglia, former Nationals’ international scouting director, has been hired by the Kanas City Royals.
DiPuglia has been with the Washington Nationals since 2009 and ran the international operations for the team. He was promoted to vice president and assistant general manager after the Washington Nationals won the World Series 2019.
DiPuglia resigned from the Washington Nationals in September but gave no reason why he left the Washington Nationals. While with the Nationals, he is credited with singing Juan Soto, Victor Robles, and two-thirds of the title-winning outfield. Infielder Wilmer Difo, reliever Wander Suero, and catcher Pedro Severino were other international signees who made the majors.
Johnny DiPuglia worked for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and the Red Sox, serving as Boston’s Latin America scouting director from 2005 to 2009.
GM Mike Rizzo hired DiPuglia in October 2009 when the Nationals needed help cleaning up its international operations. During the 2023 season, the National’s Dominican Summer League team finished 11-39 with a minus-140 run differential.
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