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January 28, 2016

Phils hire new front office member away from Google

The evolving Phillies front office has landed a new employee from one of the world’s most successful tech companies.

The team announced on Thursday that it has hired Andy Galdi to be the director of baseball research & development. Galdi spent the last three years working at Google, where he served as a quantitative analyst for YouTube, according to the Phillies press release.

The 30-year-old Galdi has worked in baseball before: he spent the 2009 season as a baseball operations intern for the New York Mets. Galdi also worked for two years in the NBA’s commissioner’s office as a statistical analyst.

Galdi graduated from the University of North Carolina with a double major in business administration and mathematics and earned his master’s degree in statistics from Stanford University in 2013.

Galdi is the third member of Phillies baseball operations staff added since the offseason, joining vice president and general manager Matt Klentak and assistant GM Ned Rice.