ESPN's Jessica Mendoza Joins Mets' in Front Office Role
Jessica Mendoza became the first woman to serve as an analyst for a nationally televised MLB postseason game, and her role within baseball is now expanding even more. The Mets have announced Jessica Mendoza has been named baseball advisor. This comes in addition to her role as an analyst for ESPN.
Mendoza's focus will be player evaluation, roster construction, technological advancement and health and performance.
"I am excited to work with Brodie and his team and am thrilled to be associated with the Mets and their storied history,” said Mendoza. “I’ve known Brodie and Jeff Wilpon for years now and I’m honored to be a small part of the organization. I would also like to thank ESPN and Disney for their understanding and confidence as I balance both tasks moving forward. Baseball is a passion of mine and I look forward to expanding on my love for the game.”
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“In 2015, my friend @jessmendoza became the first female analyst for nationally televised @MLB games. Today, she joins the @Mets front office as a Baseball Operations Advisor. Congratulations, Jessica! #trailblazer #historymatters https://t.co/p2wFQVKI2h”
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“"It's so important for girls to see themselves in someone else." - @JessMendoza #GirlsWithGame https://t.co/XzAFOnqxBn”
Mendoza is a former softball player and sports broadcaster for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. From 1999 to 2002,Mendoza was a four-time First Team All-American outfielder for the Stanford Cardinal as well as a member of the United States women's national softball team from 2004 to 2010. Mendoza won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She played professionally in National Pro Fastpitch.