Shaikin: MLB looks to women as it aims to further diversify executive ranks

From Bill Shaikin at the Los Angeles Times on June 30, 2017, with mention of SABR member Tyrone Brooks:

Megan Schroeder tore up one knee playing basketball in high school and the other one playing flag football in college. Little did she know her days in sports were only beginning.

She studied biomedical engineering at Yale. In graduate school at Northwestern, she did her thesis on how surgically reconstructed knees — like hers — responded to different types of grafts.

She works for the Dodgers now, as one of 15 employees in the team’s fledgling department of research and development. So does Emilee Fragapane, who is among the team of data analysts who helps form the Dodgers’ decisions about which high school players to draft, which minor league players to protect and which major league players to trade and acquire.

In its latest attempt to make baseball’s executive ranks more diverse, the league is emphasizing the recruitment and promotion of women.

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Originally published: June 30, 2017. Last Updated: June 30, 2017.