2080 Baseball Holdings, LLC today announced the appointment of Ted Lekas to the position of Senior Advisor, Baseball Operations and Special Assignment Scout for 2080 Baseball. Lekas will be covering prospects in the International, Eastern, Carolina, and NY-Penn Leagues, and his work will begin publishing next week on 2080 Baseball.
“Ted brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of player evaluation at every level of the game,” said Nick J. Faleris, co-founder of 2080 Baseball. ” He’ll be an important voice in guiding our current scouting efforts as well as helping to craft and expand the future direction of 2080 Baseball as we work to build upon the high-quality coverage of minor league and amateur prospects that folks have come to expect from us.”
Lekas joins 2080 Baseball after 29 years of scouting for both the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles. From 1988-2005, Ted served in a variety of roles for the Blue Jays, serving as northeast regional amateur scouting supervisor, eastern regional amateur cross-checker, professional scout, and Major League Baseball scout. His special assignment work also included scouting for trades and player acquisitions at both the major and minor league levels, as well as advance scouting assignments in preparation for their postseason runs from 1991-1993, including their World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, as well as their postseason runs to the ALCS in 2015 and 2016. He also spent time scouting the Dominican Winter League for fifteen years during his tenure with the Blue Jays.
In 2005 Ted joined the Baltimore Orioles as a professional and Major League Baseball scout, and performing special assignment scouting for trades and player acquisitions at both the major and minor league levels. He also scouted the Dominican Winter League for six seasons before returning to the Blue Jays in 2013 as a professional scout.
In 2015, Lekas was named the Blue Jays’ Professional Scout of the Year. Ted was also a highly successful junior college coach at Quinsigamond CC (Worcester, MA) from 1981-1987, where he led the team to NJCAA World Series from 1983-1985. He was a four-time regional coach of the year and recorded five top 20 national rankings, four New England Regional championships and three Northeast District championship titles, which collectively led to his induction into the National Junior College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005. He also served on the Selection Committee for USA Baseballs’s 2008 bronze-medal-winning Beijing Olympic Team.
“His counsel to our executive team, and to our young evaluators, will help our entire staff improve their skills as evaluators of professional and amateur talent,” said Mark Shreve, co-founder and editor of 2080 Baseball. “We’re excited to have him on board, and to draw on his extensive depth of experience to help further build our staff’s knowledge of the craft of scouting, and improve their evaluating skillset.”
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Founded in 2015, 2080 Baseball offers insights into the world of minor league, international, and amateur scouting and player development by delivering feature articles, prospect videos, reports, podcasts, and rankings that cover the most talked about talent in the game. 2080 is guided by a leadership team with extensive major league scouting and front office experience with a vision of cultivating the next generation of scouts, and providing resources, tools, and exposure for experienced scouts to continue practicing their craft. We base our coverage on live views of prospects to deliver front office quality content, which in 2016 included more than 200 scouting reports, 300 prospect spotlights, and 575 prospect videos. For more information please visit 2080 Baseball.