Founded in 2016, the Michigan Society for American Baseball Research, run on-campus at the University of Michigan, is one of just two SABR-affiliated university clubs in the entire world. Our website features research articles, analysis pieces, satire, and more.
Our M-SABR Staff:
Co-Director — Max Brill
Max Brill is a junior at the University of Michigan — Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Max has worked for the New York Mets as a Player Development Intern and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League as a beat writer. He is also an analyst for the Michigan Baseball Team and a Communications and PR intern for Michigan Athletics. Max was born and raised in the greatest city in the world, New York City, and is a die-hard Mets fan. He is the creator of Musings of a Baseball Addict.
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Co-Director — Duncan Wallis
Duncan Wallis is a junior majoring in Sport Management with interest in scouting and analytics. As Co-Director, he is responsible for oversight of M-SABR and a renewed focus on professional development for members interested in a career in baseball. He is also involved in many other student organizations on campus including the Michigan Sports Analytics Society, and the Michigan Sport Consulting Group. He also works as a Data Analyst for the Michigan Baseball Team and as Head Student Manager for the Michigan Swim and Dive Team. Last summer, Duncan worked as a Scouting and Video intern for the Chicago Cubs out in the Cape Cod League.
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Vice President — Cam Cain
Cam Cain is a junior 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.
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Editor-in-Chief – Gregory Severin
Gregory Severin is a senior majoring in Political Science. As Editor-in-Chief, he works with the other editors and authors of M-SABR pieces to ensure high quality writing and solid statistical reasoning and arguments. In addition to his editing responsibilities, he is also the Social Media officer responsible for the @michigansabr Twitter account. If you particularly appreciate something we’ve tweeted, you probably have Gregory to thank. Although he now lives in Newton, Massachusetts, Gregory’s baseball loyalty continues to lie in his native Seattle with his beloved Mariners.
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Treasurer — Matthew Kikkert
Matthew Kikkert is a senior majoring in Business, minoring in Economics, and has a strong interest in investments. As the club’s Treasurer, he works with the University of Michigan on funding and spending matters while also managing the club budget. Matthew is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his favorite team is the Detroit Tigers.
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Managing Editor – Ambria Hopfe
Ambria Hopfe is a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. As a Managing Editor, 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.
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Managing Editor – Erik McKeen
Erik McKeen is a senior majoring in Data Science. As Managing Editor, he edits articles for the website and he helps write articles as well. During the summer of 2019, Erik worked as a Baseball Operations Intern for the United Shore Professional Baseball League. Erik is from Lake Orion, Michigan, and his favorite team is the Detroit Tigers.
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Graduate Research Advisor – Kyle Kumbier
Kyle is a 2nd-year Master’s student going for an advanced degree in Biostatistics. He completed his undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Math. The transition from engineering to statistics is certainly a strange one, but baseball had a lot to do with it. As a research advisor of M-SABR, Kyle is sharing his experience in conducting statistical baseball research (see “Enhancing the Quality Start”) as well as programming in R. Kyle is originally from Neenah, Wisconsin and a lifetime Brewer fan.
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Graduate Research Advisor – Ryan Pinheiro
Ryan is a doctoral student pursuing his PhD in Sport Management. Prior to his time at Michigan, he attended the University of Akron where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Applied Mathematics. Ryan also spent three years working in industry at American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio as a statistical analyst. His current research interests include sport economics and analytics. Ryan’s role in M-SABR is to help and guide undergraduate students as they pursue their own research in baseball. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Ryan is a diehard Tribe fan.
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