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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

WSJ:  The MLB Coach Who Only Played T-Ball (Reg. Required)

Jonathan Erlichman hasn’t played baseball since the age of 5. But he is now the first full-time analytics coach ever to join a major-league staff.

Jonathan Erlichman is a pioneer in baseball. After six seasons working for the Rays in research and development, he is now the first full-time analytics coach ever to join a major-league staff. In his new role, he will use his knowledge of data to assist manager Kevin Cash with in-game decisions and provide real-time information to players.

Every organization has analysts, statisticians and web developers on the payroll. Some teams even have a numbers guru travel with the team as a member of the front office. But those people wear polo shirts and khaki pants and watch games from a box high above the field. Erlichman has a uniform—No. 97—and will see the action from the angle of the players.

Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: March 12, 2019 at 05:46 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: analytics, coaching staffs, tampa bay rays

Thursday, September 27, 2018

DELMON YOUNG IN EXILE IN MEXICO

He was the No. 1 pick overall. People said he would be the LeBron James of baseball. Instead, Young became known for his violent temper and for being the anti-role model. How did a top prospect with such promise fall so far, so hard? And can he come back?


 

 

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