PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Thursday, the Phillies announced the hiring of Andy Galdi as the team’s new Director of Baseball Research and Development. General Manager Matt Klentak announced the move.
The Phillies announced that Galdi will oversee all baseball analytics and statistical research for the team among other duties pertaining to data.READ MORE: 'This Is What We Do In A Small Town': Mullica Hill Residents Continue Recovery Efforts Weeks After Tornado
Galdi, 30, was not working in baseball prior to taking this job with the Phillies. He spent the last three years working at Go0gle.
There he worked as a quantitative analyst for YouTube.
Much like Klentak, 35, Galdi will enter the front office at an age younger than many of the people still playing the sport.
For perspective, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is 36.READ MORE: New Jersey Man Credits Keeping Mind Active As He Celebrates 105th Birthday
Galdi’s began working in baseball back in 2009. He worked as a baseball operations intern with the New York Mets. Galdi then spent two years as a statistical analyst for the NBA Commissioner’s Office.
His job focused on analyzing referees and how rule changes impacted the game.
Galdi double-majored in business administration and mathematics at the University of North Carolina and earned a master’s degree in statistics from Standford University in 2013.
The hiring of Galdi is another example of the drastically new approach being taken by the new Phillies leadership. Under the last regime, the Phillies built a reputation as being one of the worst teams in sports when it came to the utilization of statistical analysis.MORE NEWS: President Biden Approves Disaster Funding For Two More Pennsylvania Counties