One amazing thing about InterWorks’ people is that we all come from very diverse backgrounds. Though we all ended up here working with data, some of us have taken an interesting path to get here.
Cody Ehlers is not just a talented Strategic Client Manager. After growing up in our very own Stillwater, Oklahoma, he took his talents to The University of Missouri, where he developed into an upperclassmen star first baseman (1B). His senior year, he was named to the 2004 Big 12 Conference All-Tournament Team. After his senior year, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 11th round with the 339th pick, where his top attributes were his power hitting and durability, allowing him to stay healthy and consistently hit for extra bases (hits longer than a single).
In his professional career, he began by playing Low-A ball in the minors for the Staten Island Yankees in 2004. In 2005, he continued to progress in the A division and played for the Charleston RiverDogs and the Tampa Yankees, both in the NY Yankees Minor League System. In 2006, he stayed at the High-A level (A+) playing for the Tampa Yankees in the Florida State League. During that summer season, he finished as an All-Star and the Most Valuable Player of the whole league!
After that season, he went on to play Double-A (AA) for the Trenton Thunder in 2007 and 2008 and played decently well. In 2009, he moved to the Winnipeg Goldeyes to play in the American Association of Professional Baseball before going back to school at the University of South Florida. I asked Cody a bit about his journey from baseball to InterWorks, and this is what he had to say:
After baseball, I went back to school to get my Computer Engineering degree from USF. My first job out of school was Android development, and I quickly learned that I wasn’t made to code all day. I still loved tech but needed a new role. At that time, my family was looking to move back to the Midwest and naturally everyone in my hometown of Stillwater asked if I knew about InterWorks. I took one look and knew I had to apply. Fast forward five years and I’m working with tech, great people and no coding. It’s a been a great fit.
While we’re happy to have him here supporting the clients of InterWorks, I want to use a dashboard to showcase Cody’s 2006 MVP season!
At the top, view some of his main batting metrics, and filter from the dropdown to view how he compares vs the top 100 in each metric! Hover over the player bars to view detailed tooltips!
If you want to work with fantastic InterWorkers like Cody for your data needs, feel free to reach out and see what we can do for you!