The Phillies have announced that Marti Wolever, who oversaw the drafts of Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels and others, has moved up the front office chain to become Assistant General Manager, Amateur Scouting. Wolever served as the Phillies' director of scouting last season and has been involved in the Phillies' scouting operations for nine seasons. His career began as a scout with the Tigers in 1984. Wolever essentially slides into the void left by Chuck Lamar, who resigned from his post as assistant GM, player development and scouting, in September. Most recently, Wolever has been involved in the scouting of Cuban defectors Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler.