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Washington Nationals promote Mike DeBartolo and Sam Mondry-Cohen to assistant general managers

DeBartolo spent the previous three seasons as the Washington Nationals’ manager of baseball operations. Mondry-Cohen was the organization’s director of baseball research and development for the last four decades.

Mike DeBartolo and Sam Mondry-Cohen

They will each remain focused in those areas, as their new titles suggest: assistant general director, baseball operations for DeBartolo; assistant general manager, baseball research and development to Mondry-Cohen. The motions give General Manager Mike Rizzo five assistants, as DeBartolo and Mondry-Cohen join Doug Harris (player personnel), Kris Kline (scouting operations) and Ted Towne (finance).

The Washington Nationals had space to advertise a brand new assistant general director, or 2, afterwards Bob Miller didn’t have his contract renewed following last season. Miller was with the organization for the previous 3 seasons, and worked with Rizzo when they started with the Arizona Diamondbacks on the same day in 1998.

Miller centered on contract discussions and most notably discovered the loophole from MLB rules that allowed the Washington Nationals to trade for Trea Turner just six months after the San Diego Padres drafted him as a player to be named after. While it’s not a one-to-one replacement, DeBartolo now fills that job on Rizzo’s staff.

DeBartolo started with Washington in 2012, as a baseball operations department intern, also graduated from Columbia Business School a year later.

He was a baseball operations analyst at 2014, manager of baseball research and development in 2015, then served as the manager of operations from 2016 to now. His new position gives him a prominent part in 40-man roster decisions, from salary arbitration, contract extensions, free agency, transactions and so on.

Mondry-Cohen will”oversee the front office’s evaluation of baseball data and development of department broad baseball systems,” according to some Washington Nationals release.

That will include the projection of participant performance, strategic planning and the use of date to optimize on-field functionality. Among Rizzo and the five assistant GMs, Mondry-Cohen has spent time at the analytics department. He joined the franchise as a baseball operations intern in 2009, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, worked four seasons as a baseball operations analyst, spent 2014 as the team’s director of baseball analytics and has since run that staff.

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