About Us

Founded in 2016, Michigan Baseball and Sabermetrics Club is the university’s first-ever organization dedicated to sabermetrics—the advanced study of baseball. The site features research articles, weekly staff power rankings, opinion pieces, and more.

Our M-SABR Staff:

Co-President – Zane Harding

Zane Harding is a sophomore double-majoring in Economics and English. As Co-President, he runs the club alongside Max, overseeing the club’s branches, managing day-to-day operations of the club, and coordinating with the Michigan Sports Analytics Society on projects As a freshman, he was the club’s Director of Media Relations and ran its Twitter and Facebook pages, all while managing M-SABR’s website and acts as the group’s publisher. He is from Waterford, Michigan, and his favorite team is the Detroit Tigers.

How to contact Zane:

Email: zharding@umich.edu

Co-President – Max Smith

Max Smith is a sophomore majoring in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a member of the Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program. As Co-President, he runs the club alongside Zane, overseeing the club’s branches, managing day-to-day operations of the club, and coordinating with the Michigan Sports Analytics Society on projects. As a freshman, he was Editor-in-Chief, working with the authors of M-SABR pieces to ensure high-quality writing and solid statistical reasoning and arguments. Living in Frankfurt, Germany, he officially holds the title of Europe’s, and now Michigan’s, biggest Washington Nationals fan.

How to Contact Max:

Email: rmaxsm@umich.edu
Twitter: @maxsmith_16

Vice President – Cam Cain

Cam Cain is a sophomore at the University of Michigan majoring in Statistics. As Vice President, Cam leads the club’s Website and Content branch, ensuring the club has a steady flow of new content all while running the M-SABR website, while supporting Zane and Max in various major club endeavors. He specializes in articles using OOTP simulations, as well as other analytical articles. Cam is from Salem, New Hampshire, and his favorite team is the Cincinnati Reds.

How to Contact Cam:

Email: camly@umich.edu
Twitter: @BAMitsCam75

Chief Financial Officer – Griffin Murphy

Griffin Murphy is a senior majoring in Economics and minoring in Business with a strong interest in social policy. As the club’s Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for working with the University of Michigan and third-party organizations on fiscal matters, while also managing the club budget and securing funding. Griffin is from Fairfield, Connecticut, and he is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan.

How to Contact Griffin:

Email: grimurph@umich.edu

Financial Officer – Matthew Kikkert

Matthew Kikkert is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing a Business degree. He is an assistant Financial Officer for the club, working with Griffin Murphy on funding and spending matters, while he also writes articles analyzing front office decision-making in Major League Baseball. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Matthew’s favorite team is the Detroit Tigers.

How to Contact Matthew:

Email: mkikkert@umich.edu
Twitter: @mkikkert97

Editor-in-Chief – Ambria Hopfe

Ambria Hopfe is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. As Editor-in-Chief, she directs and refines the content published on the M-SABR website. She is from Farmington Hills, Michigan. But, with family ties in Massachusetts, her allegiance is to the one and only Boston Red Sox.

How to Contact Ambria:

Email: hopfeamb@umich.edu

Content Strategist – Patrick Awtrey

Patrick is a junior in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at the University of Michigan. He assists in the development and fulfillment of the club’s media strategy by guiding idea generation and content output. He hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan and roots for many MLB teams, his favorite being the Detroit Tigers.

How to Contact Patrick:

Email: awtrey@umich.edu

Head of Public Relations – Joel Revo

Joel Revo is a Freshman at Michigan in the school of Literature Science and the Arts. As Head of Public Relations, he is in charge of social media accounts, as well as playing a role in coordinating club events, and recruiting new members. He is from Manchester, VT and is a die-hard Tribe fan.

How to Contact Joel:

Email: joelrevo@umich.edu

Technical Manager – Erik McKeen

Erik McKeen is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. As Technical Manager, he keeps the website up to date and performs design updates as needed. He also helps write articles for the site. Erik is from Lake Orion, Michigan, and his favorite team is the Detroit Tigers.

How to Contact Erik:

Email: emckeen@umich.edu
Twitter: @erikm56

Writer – Max Brill

Max Brill is a freshman in LSA. He is particularly interested in the ins and outs of award voting, and frequently writes on the Hall of Fame, All-Star Game selections, and the MVP, ROY, and Cy Young races. Max was born and raised in the greatest city in the world, New York City, and is (unfortunately) a die-hard Mets fan. He is also the creator of Musings of a Baseball Addict and a writer for RotoBaller.com.

How to contact Max:

Email: maxbrill@umich.edu
Twitter: @metsfanmax

Writer – Jack Gioffre

Jack Gioffre is a freshman intending to major in Economics or Computer Science. As a writer, Jack writes articles analyzing various subjects from the baseball world. He is from Wilton, CT and believes that Byron Buxton and his Minnesota Twins are here for the long run.

How to Contact Jack:

Email: giofjb@umich.edu
Twitter: @jackgioffre

Writer – Duncan Wallis

Duncan Wallis is a freshman majoring in Sport Management and thinking about a double minor in Statistics and Business, as well. He is most enthusiastic at looking at the business of player contracts, free agency, prospects, and analytics of players to reevaluate player worth. He is from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and his favorite MLB team is the Lovable Losers, now the Lovable Winners. Go Cubs Go!

How to Contact Duncan:

Email: dgwallis@umich.edu
Twitter: @DuncanWallis13