Evan Short joined the UCSB Baseball staff as Director of Analytics in August 2017 after two seasons as a student intern.
Under Coach Checketts’ leadership, Short has developed UCSB to become the most data-driven Division I baseball program in California, using cutting edge technology coupled with advanced analytical tools.
In his current role, Short is responsible for all Analytical and many Player Development Tasks. He uses data tracking technology such as Trackman, Rapsodo, Blast and High-Speed Cameras Pro to obtain, organize and analyze data.
Short is in charge of Pitch Design, using advanced data and highly sourced development tools to adjust and modify certain pitches based on how they project perform against hitters.
During the season, he sources video and analytics to create highly specified game strategies tailored for each opponent. He is also responsible for identifying new technologies and information-intake methods to foster data-driven growth for the program in an effort to drive player evaluation and development.
As a student, Short was responsible for recording and monitoring in-game footage, providing statistical analysis on UCSB players and opponents, and producing consumable packages to the coaching staff.
In his first year with the Gauchos, Short helped to identify prospects for former Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Eddie Cornejo, managed a prospect database, and provided support for Cornejo during recruiting trips.
Short graduated from UCSB in Winter 2017 with degrees in Statistics and Sociology. He currently resides in Goleta, California.