MLB Draft League announces data coordinator and content creator interns for 2024 season


NEW YORK – The MLB Draft League has announced its data coordinators and content creators for the 2024 season.

Each data coordinator serves as a technology liaison for their respective team, tasked with managing in-game video operations and the technology needed for data capture. They are responsible for verifying the accuracy of the data while working closely with the Draft League’s tech partners to identify and troubleshoot issues. Most importantly, each data coordinator is essential in distributing information to players, coaches and scouts.

“The data coordinators are the backbone of the MLB Draft League. They guarantee that players and coaches are fully equipped for success on the field and beyond. Their efforts are key to our teams’ performance and the growth and visibility of our players. Furthermore, they play a significant role in advancing the baseball industry,” MLB Draft League President Sean Campbell said.

The content creator position, new for the 2024 MLB Draft League season, will help produce short-form content, live pre-game, in-game and post-game content, and player storylines for the league’s social media pages. Overall, content creators will aim to boost engagement, awareness and promotion of the players, teams and the league.

“The addition of our new content creator positions will help elevate the Draft League and its players to new heights,” Campbell added. “The six individuals we’ve hired for the positions will expand the Draft League’s digital reach as they highlight the totally unique opportunity the league offers to our players.”

Here are the MLB Draft League’s data coordinators and content creators for the 2024 season:

Frederick Keys

Grayson Liebhardt, Data Coordinator

Liebhardt joins Frederick after completing his first academic year at Grand Canyon, where he is studying computer science-big data analysis. As a student assistant with the school’s baseball team, he helps the Antelopes’ coaching staff create scouting reports on opponents, utilizing technology such as Rapsodo and Trackman. Before attending Grand Canyon, Liebhardt studied data analytics at Washington State, where he served the same role on their baseball team.

Emmanuel Dougé, Content Creator

Dougé joins the Keys after graduating with a degree in business administration from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he competed for the school's track and field program as a sprinter. Off the track, Dougé served as a student athletics employee with the school, where he photographed various sports teams on campus for the website and social media pages. While in his first season in the role with the Draft League in Frederick, last season he served as a sports management intern with Attain Sports to help promote the Keys through marketing materials, raising money for Keys charity and photographing the team for social media content throughout the games on the team’s pages.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Gabe Levy, Data Coordinator

As a business administrator, operations and business analytics student at Oregon, Levy brings his previous experience to Mahoning Valley. He serves as an analytics manager with the baseball program, creating weekly reports, scouting opponents and analyzing data from the Oregon team. Last summer, he also held the data and analytics intern role with the Springfield Drifters of the West Coast League in Oregon.

Morgan Barry, Content Creator

Joining the Scrappers from Bowling Green State, Barry is set to graduate with a bachelor of science in visual communications technology with a concentration in photography and video. For the past two years, she has been a content creator intern with the school's athletic department, creating and distributing promotional content to the public online and covering games live for the athletic department’s Instagram story.

State College Spikes

Joshua (JD) Linhardt, Data Coordinator

Linhardt joins State College after graduating from Indiana with a degree in business management. At Bloomington, he acted as a student manager for the Hoosiers’ baseball team, using TrackMan and other tools to provide resources in player development. Additionally, he collaborated with coaches to create detailed scouting reports and assisted with different areas of the program to help with the day-to-day operations that have led Indiana to an NCAA regional appearance this season. During the summer of 2022, Linhardt was with the Bluefield Ridge Runners of the Appalachian League as a data and technology coordinator, having the same responsibilities he will have with the Spikes in the Draft League.

Charlie Aronson, Content Creator

A political science graduate from Lehigh, Aronson enters State College with experience in student media, university athletics and summer league operations. As an athletic department intern, Aronson helped coordinate and assist with marketing, scoreboard operation and other gameday responsibilities for Lehigh’s football program. In Lehigh’s student newspaper, The Brown and White, he served as a sports beat reporter, covering track and field, volleyball, tennis and basketball. Outside of Lehigh, Aronson was a team operations intern for two seasons in the Florida Collegiate Summer League, running on-field promotions, organizing sponsorships and assisting with various sales throughout the game.

Trenton Thunder

Chris Behan, Data Coordinator

Behan brings plenty of experience in professional baseball and development to Trenton. After graduating in 2021 with a degree in elementary education, he served as a baseball operations intern with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod league, a player development technology intern with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, and a baseball operations assistant for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League. Most recently, Behan was a pitcher timing intern at Inside Edge, where he broke down MLB pitchers’ delivery through video and charted data while acting as a substitute teacher outside of the baseball seasons.

Amanda Levine, Content Creator

A graduate of Kent State and candidate for a masters in sports management from UMass-Amherst, Levine joins the Thunder as a content creator. She brings writing experience in professional baseball as a beat reporter and softball writer and assisted the UMass-Amherst baseball program in navigating the transfer portal. Covering baseball at the professional level, Levine wrote feature pieces for Amazin’ Prospects and Pinstripe Prospects on the New York Mets Single-A Advanced affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones. Levine was also a beat reporter for the Toledo Blade covering the Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens, where she covered current Major League players such as Spencer Torkelson and Riley Green while also exploring the changing rules within baseball and how they have impacted the game.

West Virginia Black Bears

Jonny Collins, Data Coordinator

A Santa Clara graduate with a business management degree, Collins comes to Morgantown after acting as the head baseball team manager for the past two seasons. Working closely with coaches and players on and off the field, he helped organize practices and scrimmages that involved scorekeeping and pitch tracking. Collins also used various forms of baseball technology to help track and record all aspects of the game at home and on the road with the program.

Peter Finelli, Content Creator

Finelli joins the 2023 champion Black Bears as a broadcast journalism graduate from Penn State, where he was a video production intern with the Nittany Lions athletic department. In the role, he coordinated the camera setup for national and local broadcasts and handled instant replay for the broadcasts and graphics displayed in real-time for more than 10 different Penn State athletic programs. This past summer, he worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve, on the production team, managing video feeds, camera operation and instant replay for the team’s live broadcasts.

Williamsport Crosscutters

Grant Voytovich, Data Coordinator

Voytovich comes to Williamsport after graduating from Bucknell, where he was an outfielder on the school's baseball team. A two-time All-Patriot League Selection, he was considered a 2023 MLB Draft prospect after his junior year, when he slashed .293/.418/.500 with a .918 OPS. Off the field, Voytovich worked at Brij as an innovation analyst intern, reconstructing business processes to increase efficiency and employee satisfaction. As a student, he developed a program to analyze and interpret weather patterns to help predict future conditions.

Zac Epperson, Content Creator

Epperson joins the Crosscutters after graduating from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of arts in sports media and analytics. While in Blacksburg, he worked with the Hookies baseball program as a student analytics assistant, using Trackman to help player development and track games live. This past year, Epperson worked as an athletic compliance intern with Virginia Tech Athletics, helping nearly 600 student-athletes ensure they remain within NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference and Virginia Tech guidelines. He also served as the head junior varsity baseball coach for Christianburg HS (Christianburg, Va.) this past spring, using data to create off-season training regimes and goals for players.