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J.J. Picollo's Optimism - Part Two

J.J. Picollo joined the Royals in 2006 as the Director of Player Development. On July 3, 2008, he was named the Assistant General Manager-Scouting and Player Development. Previous to working for the Kansas City Royals, J.J. served as the Director of Minor League Operations for the Atlanta Braves. He has also been a major-league scout and a coach at the college level.

In my four days in Arizona, I could not have been more impressed with the Royals organization. Previously, all my observations were as a fan, and this was my first real opportunity to have access to anyone in a professional capacity. Before I even arrived in Arizona, I started communicating with the Royals Director of Media Relations, David Holtzman. He was always very courteous and professional...

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