Former Brock University baseball player Andrew Tinnish has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays.
In this new position, Tinnish will report directly to senior vice-president and general manager Alex Anthopoulos and assist with major league operations. Tinnish joins Tony LaCava (vice-president, baseball operations and assistant GM) and Jay Sartori (assistant GM) in holding the assistant general manager title.
“This is just another incredible day for the Brock baseball family,” said Brock baseball head coach Jeff Lounsbury. “Andrew has worked hard at every level of the Blue Jays organization and this just shows you that hard work pays off. Over the past three seasons as the director of amateur scouting, the talent that he has been able to bring to the Jays through the MLB draft is truly remarkable. We wish him the best of luck in his new role and are very proud of our alumni.”
Tinnish enjoyed a great career at Brock University playing five seasons from 1995-1999. In five years, he batted .378 going 239-for-633 while registering 47 doubles, six triples, 25 homeruns, 208 RBI and 173 runs scored.
Tinnish was named the Badgers most valuable player three times (1996, 1998 and 1999) while leading them to back-to-back CIBA National Championships in 1998 and 1999.
In his final season, he was named the Brock male athlete of the year. In 2001, he was also inducted into the Brock Baseball Hall of Fame.
“Andrew is one of Brock baseball’s top players in school history and has dedicated his life to the sport he has such a passion for,” said Robert Hilson, Brock director of athletics. “In just a short period of time, he has gone from director of amateur scouting to the assistant GM position. This shows you his dedication and hard work which has helped him make a name for himself in Canadian baseball.”
While his job with the Toronto Blue Jays is a highly demanding one, Tinnish still finds time to help with the Brock baseball program during training camp and throughout the season. He continues to provide consultation to Brock’s coaching staff when available.