Mark Scialabba, director of player development for the Washington Nationals, will be the featured speaker at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club meeting Jan. 19 at the Old Dominion Boat Club. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to all.
Mark Scialabba, director of Player Development for Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals, will be the featured speaker at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club meeting Jan. 19 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
“We are excited to have Mark speak at our annual Washington Nationals Night meeting,” said ASC president John Duke. “This is the perfect opportunity for all our area baseball players and athletes to hear from a veteran on player development, what it takes to succeed in the major leagues and get a preview of the Nationals’ upcoming season prior to the team heading to Florida for Spring Training.”
Scialabba has risen through the ranks of the Nationals’ front office beginning in 2006. He was promoted to director of Minor League Operations in 2009 before assuming his current role beginning in 2013. He works on all aspects of Washington's player development operations, including contracts, roster management, budgets and player personnel decisions.
The ASC meeting will be held Jan. 19 at the Old Dominion Boat Club located at 1 King St. in Old Town. A complimentary reception sponsored by Sean Johnson of Movement Mortgage begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the recognition of outstanding winter sport performances at 7:15 p.m.
Scialabba's preview of the Nationals’ season will be followed by a light dinner courtesy of the Primo Family Restaurant. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.alexandriavasports.org.