Alexis Brudnicki

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Currently the Director of Baseball Information for the Great Lake Canadians, an elite amateur program out of London, Ontario Brudnicki worked for the Toronto Blue Jays for the last eight seasons on the game day production crew as a statistician and scoreboard operator, taking in every home game from the control room, and assisting with Tournament 12 since its inception.  

 

In March of 2016, she became a Society of American Baseball Research award-winning journalist for a piece she wrote for The Hardball Times, and over the last several years she has also written for Baseball America, FanGraphs, Sportsnet, Canadian Premier Baseball League, Prep Baseball Report and Baseball Canada, as well as working in the Australian Baseball League and being a contributor to the Canadian Baseball Network. 

Brudnicki was sponsored by the Blue Jays in October of 2016 to attend Major League Baseball's scout school. In January 2017, she was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Peach Belt Conference's Women in Athletics seminar in Augusta, Georgia. 

A native of London, Ontario, she began her baseball career playing in the Eager Beaver Baseball League, before eventually turning to softball but developing a passion for the game that only grew. She completed her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Sociology at Western University - also competing on the synchronized swimming team and winning a national championship in 2008 - earned a graduate diploma from Centennial College in Sports Journalism, and is currently also completing a Professional Master's of Education through Queen's University, with a focus in assessment and evaluation. 

She has had a diverse range of experiences, working with various national baseball organizations and teams, and has covered the sport on four continents, in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia, but Canadian baseball is what Alexis is most passionate about, with a particular affinity for the amateur side of the game. The Great Lake program is one she has followed since its inception and she couldn't be more proud or excited to be a part of the program and everything it stands for. 

Away from the field, Brudnicki has run 10 full marathons, 25 half marathons, and has volunteered for Achilles Canada, guide running for blind marathoners. She has also done volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity in Durham, North Carolina; Orlando, Florida; Buffalo, New York; and completed a Global Village Build with the Habitat organization in November 2017 in Nadi, Fiji.