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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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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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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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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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Andrew Riak

I am a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis studying Mechanical Engineering. I am from Boston, Massachusetts so I know good baseball when I see it. Baseball has always been a big part of my life, whether it is playing or watching. I love debating with anyone who will listen, and baseball is great because it is so grounded in statistics. I am excited to be able to write about baseball as a part of Cardsblog.

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Tyler Jackson

I am a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis studying Psychology and Spanish. Along with writing for Cardsblog I also play Ultimate Frisbee with Contraband. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota so my first baseball love was the Twins. I have gone to at least one Twins game per season since I was 9. I am excited to get to cover the St. Louis Cardinals which is definitely one of the best organizations in baseball.

 

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Olivia Liang

I am a freshman at WashU and planning on majoring in English and double-minoring in Writing and Linguistics. I'm also a native Baltimorean, but recently moved to Sarasota, FL. Growing up, my family attended endless baseball and football games, and we followed an array of teams from the different parts of my parent's lives: the Cubs, Orioles, and my beloved Redskins. Irrational dedication to horrible teams is a family legacy... Now that I'm here, I can't wait to become a Cardinals fan and be part of the Cardsblog team! 

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Jacob Gross

I am a sophomore at Wash U studying Economics. I live in Bethesda, Maryland but am originally from Houston, Texas. I’ve been a huge Houston Astros fan for as long as I can remember and love to watch or talk about anything MLB related. I especially enjoy looking at and analyzing statistics. One of my first baseball memories came in game 4 of the 2005 NLDS. The Astros were up 2-1 in the series against the Braves and in the midst of an 18-inning game that at the time was the longest in postseason history. Up came Chris Burke, who only hit 23 career regular season home runs, in a tie game in the bottom of the 18th. On a 2-0 count, Burke lined a walk-off homer into the Crawford Boxes to win the game and to move the Astros closer to what was their only World Series appearance in franchise history.

 

At Wash U, I am also on the Hillel Leadership Council and involved with the Wash U Sports Analytics club. In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching sports, spending time with family, and traveling.

 

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Aaron Schonfeld

I am a Freshman at Washington University in St. Louis. I am undecided in the school of Arts and Sciences. I am from Potomac Maryland, which is a suburb of Washington D.C. I play Club baseball at WashU and am a die hard baseball fan. My family has always been a Cardinals family because my Dad is from St. Louis. My first Cardinals memory is going to a game in 2005 and asking my Dad who the guy wearing the cool equipment was. His answer was Yadier Molina. I have been a Cardinals and Yadier Molina fan ever since. My favorite Cardinals memory was going to the 2013 World Series and being confused when the game ended on an obstruction call.

 

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Brian Hall

I’m a Freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences at Wash U with interests in chemistry and mathematics. I am from Houston, Texas, but my family is from St. Louis, and I have been a Cardinals fan all my life. The first time I realized that I love baseball was after Little League tryouts when I was about seven or eight years old. I was never the best player, but I never enjoyed anything as much as stepping on the diamond and playing the game as hard as I could. My struggles throughout my playing time always allowed me to appreciate just how great professional ball players are, which is one of the things I love most about watching MLB.