In 2022, the New York Yankees selected Rachel Balkovec to handle the Class-A minor league affiliate staff, the Tampa Tarpons.
Because of this, Balkovec turned the primary girl to work as a full-time supervisor with a Main League affiliated staff.
Nonetheless, Balkovec has different targets for her profession past simply managing on the Main League stage.
As an alternative, she hopes to change into a normal supervisor in MLB.
On Tuesday, the Yankees Class-A supervisor stopped by the podcast “Foul Territory” to debate her targets and clarify why she needs to in the end change into a normal supervisor as a substitute of merely remaining a discipline supervisor.
“You will see me hopefully as a normal supervisor within the subsequent 10 years.”
— Foul Territory (@FoulTerritoryTV) June 13, 2023
Former MLB catcher Erik Kratz requested Balkovec if we might in the end see her in a Main League dugout within the subsequent few years.
Balkovec responded by telling Kratz that turning into a Main League supervisor was not her aim earlier than professing her want to change into a normal supervisor inside the subsequent 10 years.
She says she hopes that we’ll see her as a part of a entrance workplace sooner relatively than later.
Balkovec mentioned the latest paradigm shift in baseball and the way totally different folks from totally different backgrounds have discovered themselves within the dialog for teaching and entrance workplace roles.
She talked about how the preliminary notion of a supervisor is anyone who writes the lineups and breaks down matchups, however that now with analytics, the main target is on pitch counts.
Balkovec talked about that nowadays, the entrance workplace executives are those that maintain all of the playing cards on the subject of constructing a profitable staff, and the way it’s one thing she hopes to perform quickly.
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