MLB University to prepare mid-level front office professionals

MLB University to prepare mid-level front office professionals
28/11/2022
The inaugural class attended the first session of the 10-month programme led by Michael Hill, MLB Senior Vice President, On-Field Operations (pictured above).

Major League Baseball (MLB) announced a new career development programme named MLB University. The goal is to prepare diverse, mid-level front-office professionals for advancement to senior baseball operations or on-field roles.

MLB University will be modelled as a substantive training curriculum that will teach the skills necessary to succeed in a baseball operations department or on-field role and an ongoing mentorship and networking opportunity.

Each MLB club nominated one non-senior-level professional. Five members of the Buck O'Neil Professional Scouts and Coaches Association complete the inaugural MLB University Class.

The programme is led by Michael Hill, MLB Senior Vice President, On-Field Operations. The training sessions will include roster management, player contracts, amateur draft, analytics, and MLB and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) operations.