Published on January 30, 2019 by Sarah Cain  
Analytics BT

The Center for Sports Analytics at Samford University is expanding its student internship opportunities thanks to a new partnership with ScoutCast Baseball, an analytics service that collects in-game data on player performance for top collegiate baseball programs across the country including Stanford, Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Connecticut.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for students to gain valuable experience with cutting edge technology and analytics in the world of baseball,” said Matthew Mazzei, fellow in the Center for Sports Analytics and assistant professor of strategic management in Samford's Brock School of Business. “Students aspiring to work in baseball operations or have careers in the front office of MLB teams will be expected to have intimate knowledge of these data points.” 

Student interns will work with ScoutCast to analyze in-game player data using a Doppler radar system and video analysis. The collected data is then used by Major League Baseball scouts and analytics departments to evaluate players.

Successful candidates will work remotely in the new M. Chad Trull/Krowten Capital, LLC Data & Sports Analytics Lab in the Brock School of Business. 

To learn more about the internship, email Matthew Mazzei, or to connect your company with the Center for Sports Analytics, contact Darin White,

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.