Dave Wilder, Senior Director of Player Personnel

David Wilder begins his fourth season in the White Sox organization, serving the first three as the club's director of player development before earning a promotion to senior director of player personnel prior to the 2007 season. He originally was hired by the White Sox as a special assistant to General Manager Ken Williams on November 5, 2003, before assuming the role of director of player development on December 8, 2003.

In his new role, Wilder is responsible for assisting General Manager Ken Williams with evaluating the major league club, as well as assisting with player development and scouting evaluation. As director of player development, Wilder oversaw the entire minor-league department and player development staff and also the club's Latin American Operations. In three seasons in that role, the White Sox system produced pitchers Bobby Jenks and Brandon McCarthy, third baseman Josh Fields and outfielders Brian Anderson, Jerry Owens and Ryan Sweeney for the major-league roster.

Wilder spent four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2000-03, working as a special assignment scout in 2003 after serving as vice president of player personnel from 2000-02. In that capacity, Wilder was the primary talent evaluator for the Brewers at both the major and minor league levels, oversaw their scouting and player development systems and directed the professional scouting staff. In 2000, he served as a member of the United States Olympic Baseball team's selection committee, helping assemble a club that won the gold medal at the Summer Games in Sydney, Australia.

Prior to joining the Brewers organization, Wilder was the assistant general manager for the Chicago Cubs during the 1999 season after spending the 1996-98 seasons as the Cubs farm director. Before joining the Cubs, he worked five seasons (1991-95) with the Atlanta Braves in various capacities, including assistant director of scouting and player development in 1995.

Wilder played seven seasons in the minor leagues as an outfielder with Oakland and the Cubs before retiring as a player in 1989. He began his player development career with the A's in 1990 as both a scout and coach with Class A Medford of the Northwest League.

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