- San Francisco Giants
Pete Putila (pronounced puh-TELL-uh) enters his 1st season with the Giants as general manager. Putila, 33, spent the last 12 seasons with the Astros, rising from a baseball operations intern to an assistant GM over that span.
A native of Carmichaels, Pa., Putila graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and landed a baseball operations internship with the Astros in 2011. He was hired full-time later that year and continued to work his way up through the organization, earning a promotion to assistant director of Minor League operations in 2015 and director of player development in 2016. In the latter role, Putila oversaw Major and Minor League player development while assisting with the integration of scouting data and technology.