The resume of Astros GM Jeff Luhnow

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania
    B.S. in economics
    B.S. in engineering
  • Northwestern University
    M.B.A.

Previous Work Experience

  • General Manager, Houston Astros (2011-present)
  • VP of Player Development, St. Louis Cardinals (2003-2011)
  • Founder/President/COO, Archetype Solutions
  • General Manager/VP of Marketing, PetStore.com
  • Consultant, McKinsey and Company

Technical Skills

  • Scouting: 16-of-25 players I drafted between 2003-2011 ended up on the 2013 World Series roster vs. Boston
  • Personnel Management: hiring of Sig Mejdal, former NASA engineer for data extrapolation project
  • Database Management: responsible creator of database “Ground Control,” which tracks player development in Houston’s farm system using “collective baseball knowledge”; designating a signal system to notify of a player’s potential for promotion
  • Competitive intelligence: instituting defensive shifts for left-handed batters to decrease their batting averages; utilizing a tandem rotation in our Triple-A affiliate, which promotes a “fresh crop” of players each ball game and ensures fair competition
  • Data Hygiene: encrypting passwords to defend Houston’s database against potential hacking*

*translation: since relocating from St. Louis, I have transferred – and therefore, duplicated – my passcodes into my databases in Houston

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports