Washington Nationals expand analytics department with promotions

From Adam Kilgore at the Washington Post on October 24, 2014, with mention of SABR members Adam Cromie and Samuel Mondry-Cohen:

As the hot-stove season approaches, the Nationals bulked up their analytics department Friday afternoon, promoting three members of the staff and adding two analysts to the front office, General Manager Mike Rizzo said.

The Nationals promoted former director of baseball operations Adam Cromie to assistant general manager and bumped his top assistant, Sam Mondry-Cohen, to director of research and baseball analysis. They also promoted Mike DeBartolo to manager of baseball research and analysis and hired two more analysts.

“We’ve got ourselves a full-fledged analytical staff, which has grown,” Rizzo said. “The brainpower in that group is amazing — extremely intelligent people, some Ivy Leaguers and great minds.”

Cromie started as an intern with the Nationals in 2007 and, over the years, slowly built the infrastructure for the Nationals’ database, a virtual warehouse with scouting and statistical dossiers of every player in baseball. Mondry-Cohen, a Penn graduate who once worked as a clubbie in the San Francisco Giants’ visiting clubhouse, was hired full time in 2010 after an internship.

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Originally published: October 27, 2014. Last Updated: October 27, 2014.