It’s easy to get caught up in a world where there are only three agents in the world, and all have to sign contracts with the same agent, all have the same name, and you get a quote on a quote and a contract.
Unfortunately, this is all false.
The reality is that there are many agents who work with a variety of teams, and they work together with many teams.
But even those who work in isolation from one another can still be useful partners, providing information that helps you make an informed decision about a potential client.
For example, an agent who works with one team might be a good source of information on a team’s other prospects, a source who works on behalf of another team might give you insight into prospects with whom a team might otherwise not deal.
And if you work with multiple teams, you might even be able to get a good idea of the players’ contracts and offerings that teams might be interested in.
As an agent, you’re likely to have a number of sources who might provide you with information about prospects that you might not have otherwise seen.
But there’s no substitute for having a solid network of contacts, and agents can help you build your network by taking the time to contact all of them.
So let’s take a look at the best agents for baseball.
• Agent: Jason Easley Jason Easia is an agent and a consultant who specializes in baseball.
He also writes for Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB Network, and MLB.com.
Easia started his career as an assistant general manager for the Philadelphia Phillies, but he quickly rose to become the president of baseball operations for the New York Yankees.
He later served as the director of player development and player development at the Washington Nationals.
Easley’s experience with major league teams includes stints as a general manager, director of amateur scouting, and scouting director.
• MLBPA: Joe Giglio Joe Gigliotti is the managing director of baseball’s Players Association.
He’s also the managing partner of Gigliotto Sports Group, a sports marketing agency.
Giglioto has worked with the Phillies and the Nationals.
He has also worked with several other MLB teams, including the Philadelphia Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and the San Diego Padres.
Giglio has also represented the Houston Astros, the New Orleans Pelicans, and numerous other teams.
• NPB Players Association: Adam Dallara Adam DallaRio Dallaga is the president and CEO of the NPBPA.
Dalla Rio was the managing principal of the Mets from 2009 to 2013 and the Dodgers from 2016 to 2018.
In 2017, Dalla Dalla was named a Major League Baseball executive of the year.
DallàRio was a member of the Padres’ scouting staff in 2018 and worked as an analyst for MLB Network during the season.
• National Baseball Hall of Fame: Greg Cosell Greg Cotell is a baseball historian, a writer and the author of Baseball: A History, which was published in 2010.
Cotel has worked as a writer for ESPN, ESPN.com, The Players’ Tribune, and other publications.
• Baseball Writers Association of America: Joe Wendelsohn Joe Wendelin is the executive director of the Baseball Writers’ Association of American.
Wendelin’s professional baseball experience includes working as the head baseball editor at the New England Patriots, managing the New Jersey Devils, and managing the Washington Capitals.
He was also the general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2006 to 2008 and the head of baseball scouting for the Cleveland Indians from 2007 to 2008.
Wendlin has worked at the Baseball Abstract and the Boston Globe, as well as at the University of New Mexico and at ESPN.
He is also a regular contributor to ESPN’s MLB coverage.
• American Association of Collegiate Baseball: Scott Ruppert Scott Rippert is the senior vice president for college baseball operations at the American Association, and he’s also a member.
Rippet joined the AACB in 2018.
He started in college baseball, and has spent the past five years in the front office for the Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, and Houston Astros.
Ruppett is the director and the managing editor for MLB Advanced Media.
He previously worked at ESPN and ESPN.cc, and is also the director for MLB.tv.
• Association of Major League Soccer Players: Mike Olt Scott Olt is the chief operating officer of the Professional Soccer Players Association, the lead representative for the U.S. soccer community, and a member for more than a decade.
Olt began his career in sports as an announcer for the Washington Wizards, and in 2005 was hired as a contributor to MLB.
He joined the team in 2016 as its executive vice president and general manager.
Olelt was previously the head athletic trainer for the Orlando Magic and the Philadelphia 76ers.
• MLS Players Union: Paul DeGugliel