SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Ed Creech, Giants Senior Advisor for Scouting, was inducted into the Professional Scouting Hall of Fame on August 7 in South Carolina. Creech, who is in his seventh season with the Giants, has spent over 37 years in professional baseball.
Since joining the Giants scouting department in 2008, Creech has had an integral role in helping San Francisco win three World Series titles over the last five seasons. He's had a hand in drafting Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Matt Duffy, Joe Panik, and Buster Posey, all key contributors on the Giants Championship teams.
The 63-year-old Creech has served as a scouting director with the Montreal Expos (1994-97), St. Louis Cardinals (1998), Los Angeles Dodgers (1999-2001) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2001-07). During his tenure as a scouting director, he has drafted the likes of Javier Vazquez, Milton Bradley, J.D. Drew, Shane Victorino, Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen.
The Columbia, SC native played six seasons in the Expos organization after being the club's second round selection in the 1973 draft. Following his playing career, he became a coach and manager for six years in the Montreal chain (1982-85, 1990-91). After serving as an area scout for the team from 1985-91, he was promoted to the Expos scouting supervisor from 1991-93.
The Mercer University graduate resides in Moultrie, GA with his wife, Mary Ann, his daughter, Kacey, and sons, Matthew and Nathaniel.