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Mack Hoyt

I am a sophomore at Wash U studying Finance, Economics, and Computer Science. I come from Locust Valley, New York and I fell in love with baseball when I went to a Mets-Yankees subway series game when I was 7. I am really interested in statistics and sabermeterics, and I look forward to writing & editing stat-based articles and analysis for Cardsblog!

 

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Adam Kaufman

I am a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis from Westport, Connecticut. I’m studying Economics & Strategy with a minor in the Business of Sports in the Olin Business School. While baseball is a main hobby of mine, I also enjoy journalism, working with statistics, and Spikeball (check it out if you're unfamiliar).

 

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Tyler Brandt

I am a sophomore at Wash U in the College of Arts and Sciences from Stamford, Connecticut. I am currently the president of the Sports Analytics Club on campus as well as the sports director of the student-run radio station, KWUR. I enjoy combining my interest in math with my love of baseball by analyzing player and team statistics.

My first memory with the Cardinals was when I heard Jonah Keri say on Baseball Tonight that the team used the two picks they received from letting Albert Pujols leave in free agency on Michael Wacha and Stephen Piscotty. That was the point where I realized that I needed to start paying more attention to the Cardinals, the roster moves they make, who they have in the minors, and anything that their front office does. When you can let one of the best players in baseball leave for what seems like nothing, and still turn it into a net positive, then everyone in baseball needs to start looking more closely at what you are doing.

 

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Matt Heiken (@DaBiGJaH on Twitter)

I am a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. All my life I have always been on the move; living in six different states and also internationally in Singapore.

Even though I’ve never been surrounded by a plethora of Cardinals fans until recently, I have been a Cardinal’s fan for as long as I remember. The first memory I have of loving the team was watching Game 5 of the 2005 NLCS. My parents wanted me to go to sleep as they thought the Cardinal’s had lost the game, but I didn’t lose hope as I kept telling them “It’s not over till it's over.” Albert Pujols’ 3-run blast in the top of the ninth not only gave them the lead, and ultimately the win, but also ignited my passion and love for the team.

 

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Jack Stephens

I am from San Francisco, California. Currently, I am an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, studying English and Psychology, with a minor in Spanish. I play football at WashU and have loved the game all my life. While I love football, baseball is and always will be one of my passions. In my free time, I love to read, play video games, and spend time with family in friends.

My first memory with the Cardinals was back in 2006, when my family went to see an away game at Dodger Stadium. I was fortunate enough to see a truly great Cardinals team put on a show. Both Albert Pujols and Jim Edmonds hit majestic home runs, and the crafty Jeff Weaver threw a gem. From that day, I was hooked on the Cards. Today, I am excited to be a member of the Cardsblog team, hoping to bring fresh content to the best fans in baseball.

 

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Jack Besser (@jbesser22 on Twitter)

I’m a member of the Class of 2020 at Wash U from Montclair, NJ. My greatest accomplishment is setting up the equivalent of the MLB Replay Center in my dorm room using a TV and 3 computers. Aside from watching baseball, I love playing the game and am a pitcher on the team here at Wash U. I am interested in social media and marketing, and will be tweeting for Cardsblog. Of course, you can always tweet at me @jbesser22.

 

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Aiden Rogatz 

I am a Freshman at Washington University in St. Louis from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am studying Neuroscience at the College of Arts and Sciences on a Pre-Medical track. Along with writing for Cardsblog, I am also involved with the service group on campus Books & Basketball, and I plan on starting a new club on social-emotional control.

I fell in love with the Cardinals not in one specific moment, but over a period of time. Watching them win, and play “Cardinal Baseball,” even in the absence of superstars, has really drawn my interest. My favorite player on the cardinals right now is Randal Grichuk because of his young energy and outright potential, as well has his hair.

 

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Neel Kale (@nkale98 on Twitter)

I am a freshman at Washington University from Oakland, California. I am studying Anthropology and Biology at the College of Arts and Sciences. I love watching baseball and basketball, especially statistical analysis. I also enjoy playing video games, golf and hanging out with my friends. I am a self-confessed twitter addict.

 

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Joe Dattoli

I was born and raised in St. Louis and have been a Cardinals fan my whole life. Currently, I am a Probability and Statistics major at Washington University in St. Louis. Baseball is a very important aspect of my life and I am honored to be able to write about it.

 

 

 

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Rohan Gupta (@fanfunfacts on Twitter)

I'm a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis from Parsippany, New Jersey. I'm majoring in Mathematics and Economics & Strategy with a minor in the Business of Sports. I'm also a sports editor for Student Life, on the executive board of the Olin Sports Management Organization, and play for the Club Baseball team. Baseball has been my number one passion since 2005, and I love analyzing team and player statistics.

 

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John Kern

I am a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis from San Francisco, CA, but originally from Cincinnati OH. I am currently studying Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Despite never living in St. Louis I have been a Cardinals fan my entire life, always going to games whenever they traveled to where I was living. My first (and maybe worst) Cardinals memory was the sweep in 2004, and I still vividly remember 2006. I definitely enjoy sharing my opinions about the Cards, one of the many reasons I decided to write for Cardsblog.

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Jacob Steinfield

I am a sophomore at WashU in the Olin Business School studying Economics & Strategy, Marketing, and mathematics.  I’m from Boston, Massachusetts and thoroughly enjoy a good championship parade.  At WashU I play hockey for our D3 ACHA Club team, and have been described as “real scrappy” and a “positive locker room presence” by the coaches.  Beisból has always played an impactful role in my life and I love sharing my thoughts and conviction with the Cardsblog faithful.   

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Curtis Hoffman

I am a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and I’m pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. I have played baseball for more than a decade, and I have a special passion for the mental game of baseball and especially pitching. The Cardinals organization is one of the best in all of sports, and they represent the right way to run a baseball franchise. I love writing and talking baseball, and I love having the opportunity to share my thoughts on baseball at any level.