Pirates Hire Senior Advisor to the GM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Bill Livesey to be a Senior Advisor to the General Manager, per a team press release. Livesey, 72, was most recently a professional scout with the New York Yankees from 2008-2011. Prior to that he spent three seasons as a Special Assistant to the General Manager of the New York Mets.

Livesey spent 18 years with the Yankees from 1978-1995, and was involved in all phases of player development and scouting. He was the Vice President of Player Development during his last four years with the Yankees, before being hired as the Special Assistant to the General Manager by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in September 2005. He eventually served as Tampa Bay’s Director of Player Personnel. Livesey has also spent two years as the Special Assistant to Toronto General Manager J.P. Ricciardi.

Livesey’s son Jeff was the Minor League Hitting Coordinator the last two seasons, and has been in the organization for ten years.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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