St. Louis Cardinals Sr. Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak announced Friday that the Cardinals have promoted Michael Girsch to the position of Assistant General Manager, replacing John Abbamondi who recently accepted a senior management position with the San Diego Padres. Mozeliak also announced that Sig Mejdal has been promoted to the newly-created position of Director, Amateur Draft Analysis.
Girsch, 34, has been a member of the Cardinals organization since 2006, most recently holding the title of Director of Baseball Development. Girsch, a native of Chicago, IL, holds degrees from both the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he earned his MBA.
Mejdal, 45, joined the Cardinals in 2005 and has served as the team’s Senior Quantitative Analyst for Baseball Operations. A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Mejdal holds degrees from both the University of California-Davis and San Jose State University.
Girsch and Mejdal have both served important roles in the team’s analytical department where they have assisted in player evaluation and scouting and the creation and development of the team’s RedBird Dog 2.0 professional and amateur scouting system that coordinates player video with data and scouting reports.
Note: We earlier ran a two-part interview with Mejdal in which he discussed his background and his job with the Cardinals. Part one is free, while part two is exclusively for The Cardinal Nation subscribers.