Today’s guest is Katie Krall, Development Coach with the Boston Red Sox.Krall is in her first season in uniform and coaches 1st base, integrates data into player plans, oversees advance scouting and pitch design for the Red Sox AA affiliate the Portland Sea Dogs.
She spent two years with the Cincinnati Reds as a Baseball Operations Analyst developing and integrating new tools and technology to improve Baseball Operations decision making processes, provided comprehensive scouting coverage, and statistical request support to the front office.
Krall also previously worked for a year and a half at Major League Baseball in the Commissioner’s Office in New York City. She was the first female chosen for MLB’s inaugural Diversity Fellowship program, an initiative designed to promote women and people of color into front office executive roles. At the Commissioner’s Office, Krall advised Clubs on 40-man roster management, MLB rules and compliance, major league administration, and salary arbitration.
In 2016, Krall planned the World Series Trophy Tour for the Chicago Cubs. The following summer, she was an Assistant General Manager in the Cape Cod Baseball League. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
In this episode:
Why her favorite athlete is Derek Jeter
Why she wears number 43
Katie talks about the advantage of growing up around baseball as a young child
The email that Katie received that inspired her role in diversity and fellowship program with Major League Baseball
Why Serena Williams and Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe are her favorite female athletes
Katie shares her Title IX story about “the girls who does the stats”
Advice for young girls and female athletes and why it is important to call out the mistreatment
An inspiring story about Katie shares her “Disney Princess moment” connecting with a young girl and the impression it made on her
Katie’s goals in the future of her career
The growth of baseball analytics and how she is a beneficiary of her time
How she is sharing baseball analytics and insight in-game information to players
Katie explains how about 70% of Sea Dogs players use baseball analytics
Katie shares her pandemic story and how she was pliable in her career
The role of video in baseball analytics, including showing players and pitchers exact release points
Katie’s advice for today’s athletes who want to play professional sports
Katie shares the best time for young kids to come meet her at a Sea Dogs game
Katie Krall takes a photo with female athletes after a Portland Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field.
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