Bobby Evans served the San Francisco Giants organization in the Baseball Operations Department for the last 25 years.
Evans was named the Giants’ Senior Vice President and General Manager on April 3, 2015. He is the eighth person to hold the title of General Manager for the organization since the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958. He was reassigned within the organization following the 2018 season.
During his tenure he’s helped the organization capture eight Postseason berths, including four World Series appearances and three Championships. During his four-year tenure as GM, Evans has acquired some of the game’s top players via free agency or trade. They have included two-time All-Star Johnny Cueto, Sam Dyson, three-time All-Star Mark Melancon, 2014 All-Star Jeff Samardzija and 2019 All-Star Will Smith. Prior to the 2018 season, Evans added three-time All-Star Evan Longoria and 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen, giving the Giants eight former All-Stars in their projected 2018 Opening Day lineup.
Prior to being promoted to General Manager, Evans served in the assistant general manager’s role for nine seasons. During this time, the Giants were named the Topps Organization of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 and the Baseball America Organization of the Year in 2010.
Evans, 50, first joined the Giants in 1994 as Administrative Assistant, Minor Leagues. He was later promoted to Director of Minor League Operations in 1998, Director of Player Personnel in 2005 and Vice President of Baseball Operations in January 2009. In 2016, Evans received the Will Wynne Award which is presented at the Raleigh Hot Stove League banquet to the North Carolinian who contributed most to baseball in the past season. Past winners include former Giants manager Roger Craig, Giants Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry and current Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner.
In 2012, Evans received the Bowie Kuhn Award, which is presented annually at the Baseball Winter Meetings (since 1984) to an individual, team or organization who demonstrates support of the chapel program in professional baseball.
Evans is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he was the recipient of the John Motley Morehead Scholarship Award. Prior to joining the Giants, he served as an administrator in the Commissioner’s Office in New York. During his three-year tenure there, he worked in baseball operations and assisted with compliance to the Professional Baseball Agreement. While in college, Evans interned with the Boston Red Sox in the player development and scouting departments during the summer of 1989. Evans and his wife, Gwen, reside in San Francisco and have two sons, Jonathan and Jackson and a daughter, Anjali.
Evans has been a long time member of First Baptist Church in San Francisco and has served on their Leadership Board for nearly twenty of his twenty-six years in San Francisco, including the Pastor Search Teams of 1998 and 2009. He currently serves on various other boards, including:
Board of Trustees, Gateway Seminary (Baptist seminary in Ontario, California)
Advisory Board, Because Baseball (building youth baseball programs in Egypt, the Middle East)
Advisory Board, Miracle Messages (reuniting homeless with their families)
Advisory Board, Positive Coaching Alliance (Training coaches to make a positive impact in the lives of children)