Origins

Pivotal Sports Management is an elite sports management firm launched in 2015 by Derrick Ross, a former MLB scout and professional baseball analyst. He teamed up with Cameron Evans, a nationally-recognized attorney experienced in representing athletes and president of Evans Law Group and a handful of other business and baseball professionals to bring best-in-class services to athletes seeking to advance their playing career. The agency offers a holistic approach beyond just player representation as PSM’s vision is to serve as trusted advisors and mentors to baseball players not just on the field but off the field as well.

Although the MLB draft process, and pursuing a professional baseball career, can be an exciting and exhilarating time, it’s paramount an athlete is ready for what lies ahead. The Pivotal Sports team is at the ready to navigate players and their families through the behind the scenes realities of the entire MLB selection process from a true insider’s perspective – from the months leading up to the draft to the conversations and planning that take place in the war room. We also provide legal counsel as it becomes necessary, guiding players through the negotiation process to create as much leverage as possible. We provide honest advice to ensure informed decisions are being made now and in the future and explain the legal implications of contract language so there are no surprises in the future.

Meet Our Team


Derrick Ross – Chief Advisor / Agent
Derrick Ross is a former major league baseball scout who has an intense passion for the game. With more than 18 years’ experience identifying the physical and mental tools needed for an athlete to play Major League baseball, his career has been steeped in baseball operations and professional scouting.

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Cameron Evans – Chief Legal Counsel

Cameron Evans, a nationally-recognized employment attorney with more than 20 years experience, utilizes his extensive legal experience, coupled with his understanding of business matters, to identify practical solutions tailored to address his clients’ needs and goals in any given situation.

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Sativa Ross – Chief Marketing Officer / Certified Health Coach

Sativa Ross is a communications professional with more than 18 years of experience steeped in PR, marketing communications, event activation and spokesperson engagements. She works closely with Derrick Ross to drive awareness of Pivotal Sports Management’s services and clients.

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Joe Barroso
Joseph Barroso is a rising baseball operations executive with a diverse range of industry experience. Joseph graduated from Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, MI in 2012, and attended Eastern Michigan University where he majored in sports management with a minor in business.

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Mark Fabian
Mark Fabian is a championship winning Basketball Coach, Counselor and Life Coach who has years of experience motivating, inspiring and helping youth reach their full potential. He joined the PSM team and is focused on helping professional and amateur athletes better manage their careers.

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Mike Daniel

As a former professional baseball player and now a sports management professional, Mike Daniel strives to provide elite guidance and career preparation services to top baseball talent and their families.

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Player
Representation

Navigating athletes through the draft and beyond

College
Advising

Creating a roadmap for athletes seeking to play collegiately

Health
Coaching

Educating individuals on the importance of proper nutrition

Life
Skills

Teaching routines and habits for an elite mindset