This fall BaseballCloud is having our very first batch of interns solely focused on producing content for the BCBlog and social media. After having Johnny Asel (Twitter: @JohnnyAsel) produce a multitude of awesome articles for us over the summer, and our R&D interns also posting about their research, we realized that we needed to have a group of individuals that produce content on a consistent basis throughout the week that helps promote our brand. We are extremely excited about this group and look forward to reading more about the sport we love. Read below to learn more about each of our writers coming on board.
Patrick Brennan is an analytical assistant with the baseball team at Kansas State University. In the past, he has published on websites such as Royals Review, Beyond the Box Score, and The Hardball Times. Brennan is from Overland Park, KS and is a passionate Royals fan.
Wyatt Kleinberg grew up in a hot bed of baseball, So Cal, where the sport is a year round religion. Currently he’s a Dean’s List Junior at the University of Southern California where he studies Communication, Sports Business, and Spanish. Though he is a soccer player now, his interest and love of baseball dates back to his early childhood where he played in the Los Angeles area from age four through high school. During his early high school years, Wyatt blossomed as a young left-handed arm under the tutelage of Scott Singleton (Jack Flaherty’s youth pitching coach) and pitched for GBC Marucci’s Navy team. After suffering an overuse injury, Wyatt converted to the outfield where he finished his baseball playing days. Nevertheless, Wyatt has remained a student of the game. He has expanded his interests in the game to include the analytic side of baseball, focusing on how analytics can be utilized to evaluate talent–both for scouting and player development.
With pitching being his great passion within the game, he is currently a contributor for Prospects Live, where he writes about pitching prospects for upcoming drafts. He is a big fan of flat, hard sinkers (as seen from Dustin May, Sixto Sanchez, etc) and is interested in investigating whether or not the birth of this trend will result in similar pitch profiles becoming more common league-wide.
Matt Mancuso is a junior at The College of New Jersey and baseball is his life’s passion. Although his performance on the diamond was not strong enough to permit him to play past his middle school years, his interest in the game never wavered. He pivoted to writing about baseball and quickly became enamored with the numbers behind the game. During the last three seasons, he has written over 400 articles for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Fangraphs’ Community Research Section. On these sites, he’s written about a variety of topics, including articles on Seth Lugo’s and Jacob deGrom’s pitch design, Michael Conforto’s plate discipline, and Jeff McNeil’s free-swinging ways. Matt can’t wait to work with BaseballCloud’s cutting-edge technology during the next couple of months.
John Moore is a content intern from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He developed his passion for baseball watching the Detroit Tigers magical 2006 run to the World Series and has been a die hard fan ever since. He has been an avid prospects follower since his time in high school as a bat boy for the Tigers Single-A Midwest League Affiliate. He has a long history of blogging about baseball, particularly Minor League Baseball, at his own blog and plenty of others including, but not limited to, SB Nation’s Minor League Ball and Prospects Worldwide. John attended Bowling Green State University for undergrad where he studied economics and statistics. John has returned to school at Bowling Green this fall with the hopes of eventually being able to land a full-time job in baseball.
Chase is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University majoring in Sports Analytics and Economics. Baseball is his main interest, and his dream job is to be working in a baseball player development role. His biggest focus is on hitting and trying to quantify different adjustments and approaches for hitters. He has written previously for Bronx Bomber Ball and participated in baseball analytics competitions such as the SABR Dollars Case Competition in New York City.