CLEVELAND, Ohio — New GM Mike Chernoff on Friday announced several promotions in the Indians baseball operations and scouting departments.
Matt Forman has been named director of baseball operations. Forman replaces Derek Falvey, who was recently named assistant general manager. Forman, who formerly wrote for Baseball America, was the assistant director of baseball operations last year.
Sky Andrecheck was named senior director of baseball research and development and Keith Woolner was named principal data scientist for baseball analytics. Andrecheck, most recently chief analyst for the Indians, has been with the club since 2010. Woolner, with an expertise in the scientific study of baseball, has worked for the Indians since 2007.
In the amateur scouting department, William “Bo’ Hughes was promoted to senior advisor, while Scott Meany was promoted to national crosschecker. Here are the other scouting promotions:
–Mark Allen, pitching crosschecker and short-season pitching coach.
–Jon Heuerman, Jason Smith, Mike Soper and Brad Tyler, regional scouting supervisors.
–Steffan Segui and Mike Kanien area supervisors. The Tribe also hired David Compton as the area supervisor for north Florida and south Los Angeles.