http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/burke-badenhop-on-joining-d-backs-as-baseball-ops-analyst/Despite being a former professional pitcher, Burke Badenhop belives that what separates him from other baseball operations analysts is his economics background. As an econ major, he said:"I’m used to using numbers to paint a picture. A lot of guys only know the numbers side. There are a lot of quantitative guys, and there are a lot of qualitative guys. Being able to use both is basically what Econ is."This is why economics is such a versatile and important field of study. It broadens your view and allows you to do more and understand more than people who are learned in very specific areas of study.