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 applying to Organizational Studies but otherwise 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 (RIP).

How to contact Zane:

Email: zharding@umich.edu
Twitter: @ZaneAHarding


Co-President – Max Smith

Max Smith is a sophomore majoring in Industrial and Operations Engineering. 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


Special Projects Manager – Hunter Satterthwaite

Hunter Satterthwaite is a sophomore majoring in Data Science. He is the Special Projects Manager, coordinating with Michigan Sports Analytics Society MSAS), SABR, and others on larger projects for the club. He is from Jackson, Michigan and his favorite team is the Detroit Tigers. As a freshman, he was the club’s Vice President and assisted with the day-to-day operations of the club.

How to contact Hunter:

Email: hunsat@umich.edu
Twitter: @huntman234


Website and Content Director – Cam Cain

Cam Cain is a sophomore at the University of Michigan majoring in Statistics. As Website and Content Director, 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. 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


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


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 – 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