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June 23, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Hatfield and Mellen join SoxProspects ownership team

SoxProspects, LLC is delighted to announce the strengthening of its ownership team with the additions of Chris Hatfield and Chris Mellen as shareholders and “Members” of the LLC. SoxProspects, LLC owns SoxProspects.com and all related media, including SoxProspects News and the SoxProspects Forum.

Hatfield has been an invaluable and versatile member of SoxProspects.com for the last five years, working in the roles of scout, editor, staff writer, forum moderator, and columnist, all before he was promoted to his current role of Senior Columnist and Editor in 2009. In that role, Hatfield is the primary editor for SoxProspects News, while also taking responsibility for overseeing numerous features of SoxProspects.com including rosters, transactions, and awards. He also contributes to SoxProspects News with regular columns and player interviews. A regular at McCoy Stadium for the past five seasons, Hatfield will be moving to Charlottesville, Virginia later this summer to attend the University of Virginia School of Law. Good luck to Hatfield in those endeavors, but don’t think we haven’t realized that it’s only a “short” 120-mile drive from Charlottesville to Salem.

Mellen has made significant contributions to SoxProspects since joining the staff in 2007. After working as a moderator on the SoxProspects Forum, Mellen quickly proved himself to be a vital member of the team, earning a dual promotion to roles as both a scout and a columnist on SoxProspects News. His contributions have included columns such as the annual Prospect Previews, the Ladder, and the Book, while also conducting regular player interviews. In 2009, Mellen was named the SoxProspects.com Director of Scouting. In that role, he attends numerous games each season in Boston, Pawtucket, Portland, Lowell, and Fort Myers, oversees the site’s scouting reports, also provides substantial input on the prospect rankings. During his time with the site, Mellen has developed numerous contacts throughout the industry, including many scouts, broadcasters, affiliate front office members, and players.

Congratulations to both!