Sig Mejdal is the Director of Decision Sciences for the Houston Astros. In his role, he helps the Baseball Operations Department evaluate players by extracting and analyzing various forms of data from scouting reports, medical reports, minor league statistics and other information.
Prior to joining the Astros, Mejdal worked for the St. Louis Cardinals as Director of Amateur Draft Analytics. He was involved in the modeling, analysis and data-driven decision making throughout all levels of the organization. He was a key contributor in the draft decision processes that led to the selection of more Major League players than any other organization during that time frame.
Earlier in his career, Mejdal worked for Lockheed Martin and for NASA. He holds two undergraduate engineering degrees from the University of California at Davis and master’s degrees in operations research and cognitive psychology/human factors from San Jose State University. Mejdal has been active in baseball statistics and analytics since becoming a member of the Society of Baseball Research (SABR) while in elementary school.