By Brad Hainje
Atlanta Braves Media Relations
ATLANTA – Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.) today announced the hiring of Andrew Tinnish (Hamilton, Ont.) as vice president of amateur and international scouting, as well as the promotion of Perry Minasian to vice president of baseball operations and assistant general manager.
Tinnish, 41, comes to Atlanta from the Toronto Blue Jays, where he served as assistant general manager since June 2012 and oversaw the club’s international scouting operation. He first joined the Blue Jays in 2001 and was promoted to the position of assistant scouting director in September 2006. In October 2009, he was promoted to director of amateur scouting, where he oversaw the direction of the amateur scouts in preparation for each season’s draft.
Tinnish oversaw the drafting of such players as right-handed pitchers Aaron Sanchez (34th overall) and Noah Syndergaard (38th overall) in 2010, outfielder Kevin Pillar (32nd round) in 2011 and right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman (22nd overall) in 2012. He was also heavily involved in the 2015 international signing of highly-touted infielder Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.
Tinnish and his wife Trina have two children, Ty and Mia.
A native of Hamilton, Ont., Tinnish grew up in Nepean, Ont. He played college baseball for one season at Niagara University and then for Brock University, where he graduated with a degree in sports management. He was named the Brock University Male Athlete of the Year for the 1999-2000 school year.
Minasian, 37, joined the Braves this past September after serving nine years in the Blue Jays organization.