Petriello: MLB diversity program sends 21 to SABR Analytics Conference

From Mike Petriello at on March 9, 2018:

Major League Baseball’s MLB Diversity Pipeline Program has provided scholarships to 19 students and two Commissioner’s Office interns from diverse backgrounds to participate in the 2018 Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Analytics Conference, the organization announced on Friday.

“With the diversity pipeline program, we’re proud for the second year in a row to bring students here to Phoenix for the SABR Analytics Conference, for individuals that are interested in baseball operations and having a career in parts of analytics and other parts of baseball operations,” said Tyrone Brooks, senior director of the Front Office and Field Staff Diversity Pipeline Program.

In addition to covering the costs of attending the conference, the participants were able to meet with front-office members from the Royals and Indians at their respective Spring Training sites.

“[Meeting the executives] was a really informative opportunity for the kids to get a chance to get to learn about the different careers within baseball operations,” said Brooks.

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Originally published: March 13, 2018. Last Updated: March 13, 2018.