Analytics overhaul for Cardinals as they reboot how they collect, store and study data
World Wide Technology has partnered with the St. Louis Cardinals to modernize their data analytics operations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have partnered with World Wide Technology to modernize their data analytics process. With the help of WWT, they have improved how they collect, filter, store, study and access data.
Posted by St. Louis Post Dispatch on July 19, 2019:
CINCINNATI — A shift in role for the executive directly in charge of the Cardinals’ analytics department and a new partnership with a technology company has prompted the team to begin restructuring that area of baseball operations, a team official confirmed.
Dane Sorensen, who has been with the Cardinals the past eight season and spent the past three as their Director of Baseball Development, is returning to his native Minnesota as his wife pursues her career there. Sorensen will continue to work for the Cardinals as an analyst and in the analytics department, but he will no longer be a part of its day-to-day operation as a manager.
At the same time the Cardinals are partnering with World Wide Technology, the St. Louis-based company, to advance how they collect, filter, store, study, and access data.
“We’re excited to partner with (WWT) as we look to modernize our baseball operations,” said John Mozeliak, president of baseball operations. “What we want to do is use this opportunity to determine what’s best for our structure and the requirements of the future.”
Ultimately, the Cardinals plan to hire a manager for the baseball development division with responsibilities tailored for the reboot, and the role will not be the same one Sorensen held since his promotion.
Already this season, Mozeliak has taken a more active role in baseball development during the changes and throughout the organization. When he moved up from general manager to his current position, "POBO" for shorthand, he did so with the intent to find baseball's next cutting edge and try to get the Cardinals there first. He wanted to direct the team's infrastructure, from how players are developed in the minors to how they are kept healthy throughout their careers and also how they are evaluated and acquired in majors.