Earlier this offseason, the Colorado Rockies made some moves in their front office that, by and large, went unnoticed, partially due to the lockout.
One move that became very public was the promotion of Sterling Monfort to the director of professional scouting. Monfort is the youngest son of Rockies owner Dick Monfort.
In replacing Sterling Monfort, the Rockies hired their first female scout in their franchise history: Emily Glass.
Before even joining the Rockies in November, Glass, 28, already had a connection with a then-former Rockies personnel member: former manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle later rejoined the Colorado Rockies officially in December in a special assistant role.
Emily Glass is the first female scout for the Colorado Rockies ever.
Jack Etkin of Baseball America wrote a piece for the Rockies’ blog about the connection between Hurdle and Glass as the two have known each other for three years now.
Glass, who is from California, was unable to make it back to California with her family at Christmas in 2020 so Hurdle even invited her to spend Christmas with him and his wife in Florida.
Etkin spoke with Marc Gustafson, who is the senior director of scouting operations for the Rockies, as well as assistant GM of scouting Danny Montgomery, who was the person who initially reached out to Glass to interview her.
With her duties, she is assisting Gustafson with the day-to-day tasks in the amateur scouting department. She will also be the scout for the Rockies in Colorado and Wyoming.
Gustafson said that Glass has “hit the ground running, maybe sprinting” as she has participated in Zoom calls with regional scouts, the Rockies revamped research and development department, and she has traveled to California and to Puerto Rico with another trip scheduled for Texas in March.
Glass also was a catcher and second baseman growing up playing baseball on boys’ teams before switching to softball. She also played in Australia as well. She joined the Rockies from the Marlins, where she had been since 2018 in a few different capacities before her position was eliminated toward the end of the 2021 season.
Hopefully, she will help usher in a new era for the Rockies in how they run things and, perhaps, it will help improve how things end up on the field.