Keller lands with Diamondbacks

We’re always hearing that the Atlantic League serves as the road to affiliated ball for more than players.

Managers. Coaches. Executives.

revs david kellerThey too are hoping to improve themselves through the indy league. So it’s nice to see that the system continues to work.

David Keller, the Camden Riversharks’ director of baseball operations, has joined the Arizona Diamondbacks’ baseball operations staff. As many of you will recall, Keller served one year under Adam Gladstone, the Revs’ director of baseball ops, with BASA in York’s inaugural season before taking on the gig in Camden last year.

Keller, also formerly of the Philadelphia Phillies video scouting department, did a tremendous job with Camden last year. The ‘Sharks had 12 players signed by affiliated organizations — best in the Atlantic League — and their roster was completely altered because of it. Yet Camden still managed to qualify for the playoffs while knocking off Long Island in a huge upset in the first round.

Keller always said privately that his goal was to eventually land a job back in Major League Baseball. And he accomplished that in a very short amount of time.

“This is a dream come true. I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Riversharks and working in Major League Baseball will be a great challenge for me,” Keller said in a news release. He was also featured here at Revolution Rumblings in this story prior to last season. “I’m really looking forward to it.”

 Camden’s baseball operations will be taken over by Jeff Scott, who will also be the ‘Sharks pitching coach. Scott spent last season on Bridgeport’s staff under manager Tommy John and the season before he was the now-defunct Road Warriors’ skipper.

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One Response

  1. Im glad to see David moving onward and upward. I really thought he did a great job with Camden last season.

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