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Sean McLaughlin

Sean began his baseball career at Northview HS in Johns Creek, GA, where he was an All- American his junior and senior years. The Atlanta Braves drafted him in the 38th round in 2012, but he decided to go to the University of Georgia, where he was a 3-year letterman. In 2013, he was part of the SEC All-Freshman team as a pitcher. In 2015 he was drafted again by the Braves in the 19th round. Sean is still part of the Braves organization, where he is currently is in his sixth year of professional baseball. He has reached their AA affiliate in Jackson, MS.

Despite Sean's mid- to upper- 90s fastball, he struggled in 2018. Sean sought out help, and found his answer in the analytical side of pitching. While Sean’s fastball velocity was above MLB average, he lacked spin and movement characteristics other MLB pitchers possessed. Using analytics to gain knowledge of this information, and then developing a plan to fix his deficiencies has allowed Sean to bounce back and continue his career. Sean has spent the past three offseasons serving as an intern at Baseball Cloud in 2020. Through this internship he has developed a deep understanding of analytics. He has helped college, minor league, and major league players uncover their deficiencies, and improve them to maximize their potential.


James Williams

James began his baseball career at Harrison HS in Kennesaw, GA. He was a Perfect Game All-American in 2015 before he made the trip to Athens, GA in 2016 to join the University of Georgia. James was a 3-year letterman at UGA from 2016-2019. In 2019 he moved to a coaching role, where he served as the bullpen coach and director of player development.

During his time as director of player development at UGA, James became knowledgeable in the new wave of baseball, data analytics. James has been fine-tuning his knowledge of data analytics by working as an intern for Baseball Cloud, a baseball data company out of Orlando. James’ work with UGA and Baseball Cloud has allowed him to learn and use analytics from both the player perspective and the data collection perspective, which separates him from others in the industry.

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