As an assistant manager in the marketing department, Ian Rebhan wore many hats for the Tri-City ValleyCats in the summer of 2013. He attended local events. He dragged the infield in the fifth inning. On occasion, he wore literal hats — big heads, rather — resembling a local mayor for the ValleyCats’ equivalent of the Diamondbacks’ legends race.
It was Rebhan’s first job after graduating with his master’s degree, and as long as baseball was involved, he didn’t really care what it was. Now, less than 10 years later, he is the youngest director of amateur scouting in Major League Baseball.