Vice President & General Manager
Michael Girsch is in his sixth season as the Cardinals' Assistant General Manager after being appointed to that position in January 2011. In his role, he assists General Manager John Mozeliak with Major League player transactions, contract negotiations and player evaluations and helps oversee all aspects of Baseball Operations including amateur and pro scouting, player development, international operations and baseball development.
Girsch joined the Cardinals in 2006, starting his career with a two year stint as the Coordinator of Amateur Scouting. In 2008, he was named Director of the newly created Baseball Development department - a group focused on supporting Baseball Operations via internet applications, analytical models and decision support tools. Michael led the Baseball Development department for three years before being promoted to Assistant GM.
Prior to joining the Cardinals, Girsch, 39, earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Webster Groves with their four children, twins Addison and Eleanor (11), Claire (9) and Tommy (8).