Director of Decision Sciences
Sig Mejdal was named the director of decision sciences for the Houston Astros on January 3, 2012. In his role, Sig helps the baseball operations department evaluate players by reading and extracting various forms of data from scouting reports, medical reports, minor league statistics and other information.
Prior to joining the Astros, Sig worked for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2005-11, most recently as director of amateur draft analytics. During his time with St. Louis, Sig was involved with modeling, analysis, and data-driven decision making throughout all levels of the organization. He was a key contributor in the draft decision processes that led to the selection of more Major League players than any other organization during that time frame.
Earlier in his career, Sig worked at Lockheed Martin in California and for NASA. He earned two engineering degrees at the University of California at Davis and later completed advanced degrees in Operations Research and Cognitive Psychology/Human Factors at San Jose State University.
Sig, who currently resides in Houston, has been active in baseball statistics and analytics since earning his membership in the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) while in grade school.
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