To describe Jerry Dipoto as a baseball geek is probably an understatement.
The Seattle Mariners general manager has long been a baseball historian and statistical guru, dating back to his days as a Major League relief pitcher when he was the only active player who was also an active member of the Society for American Baseball Research.
Now in his second season as general manager of the Seattle Mariners, Dipoto is tapping everything from analytics to sports science as he tries to help improve decision-making both on and off the baseball diamond.
We recently had the pleasure of hearing from Dipoto at the second annual GeekWire Sports Tech Summit, where the 48-year-old talked with ROOT Sports reporter Jen Mueller about different technologies and innovative strategies the club is using to improve player performance, both physically and mentally.
“Among major league clubs, we are at the cutting edge in terms of how we introduce mental skills,” Dipoto noted.
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