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SABR Analytics Conference

Schedule of events Featured speakers Diamond Dollars Case Competition
Research Presentations Sponsors SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards

 

SABR Analytics Conference
March 12-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

SABR has a long and storied history with baseball statistical analysis, evidenced by the link between our name and sabermetrics. While SABR is a multi-faceted organization involved in virtually every aspect of baseball, we continue to build on our legacy by producing and hosting the fourth annual SABR Analytics Conference.

All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Click here to register!

Once again, we're bringing together the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball.

The schedule will consist of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels and Research Presentations — plus the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition, in which undergraduate, graduate, and law school students from across the country analyze and present a real baseball operations decision

Find more information on the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference below:

Here are some of our speakers, panelists, and moderators for the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference:


Tony La Russa
Chief Baseball Officer
Arizona Diamondbacks
 

Larry Baer
President/CEO
San Francisco Giants
 

Jeff Bridich
Sr. VP/GM
Colorado Rockies
 

Curt Schilling
Analyst
ESPN
 

Brian Kenny
Host
MLB Network
 

Dave Stewart
Sr. VP/GM
Arizona Diamondbacks
 

Doug Glanville
Analyst
ESPN
 

Jon Sciambi
Announcer
ESPN
 

Jim Callis
Senior Writer
MLB.com/Pipeline
 

John Kruk
Analyst
ESPN
 

Eduardo Perez
Analyst
ESPN
 

John Thorn
Official Historian
MLB
 

Visit SABR.org/analytics/speakers for full biographies of our featured speakers at 2015 SABR Analytics. Please note: All speakers are subject to change based on availability.

SABR's long history in this area of baseball research, coupled with our mission of advancing the understanding and knowledge of baseball, makes us the perfect choice to coordinate and host this ground-breaking event.

The third annual SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball and Bloomberg Sports, was held March 13-15, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona. Check out highlights at SABR.org/analytics/2014.

 

Registration details

Sign up today: Registration for the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register! The conference is open to all baseball fans.

Registration rates:

  — SABR members: $595. If you are not a SABR member, click here to join.
  — Non-SABR members: $695.
  — Students: $350; includes one-year membership to SABR. Must be a currently enrolled high school or college student. Please e-mail Deb Jayne with a photocopy of your student ID to receive the registration promo code.

The early registration rate is no longer available.
 
Please note: Lunch is included with your registration on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14. The mixer/welcome reception is included with your registration on Thursday, March 13. Specify any special dietary needs when you register.

Hotel

The 2015 SABR Analytics Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Please note: Our exclusive SABR Analytics block of rooms is now sold out. Click here to visit the hotel's website and reserve your room. Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference.

Complimentary wireless Internet is available in all rooms booked under the SABR block. The cutoff date to book your room was Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The SABR group rate is only available for the nights of March 11 to March 14, 2015, based on availability. 

 

2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards:

What are the best baseball analytics articles you've read in 2014?

The 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year. Click here to read the finalists. The voting period is now closed. Results will be announced and presented at the fourth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 12-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nominations are solicited by representatives from SABR, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, The Hardball Times, and Beyond the Box Score. Voting for the winners is conducted online at SABR.org, BaseballProspectus.com, FanGraphs.com, HardballTimes.com, and BeyondtheBoxScore.com, with results weighted equally at 20%.

 

Diamond Dollars Case Competition:

The SABR Analytics Conference is pleased to host the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Click here for a list of participating schools and presentation schedule.

Undergraduate, graduate and law school students from colleges and universities across the country will compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a baseball operations decision — the type of decision a team’s GM and his staff is faced with over the course of a season. The case was developed by SABR President Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, and consultant to MLB teams. The Diamond Dollars Case Competition is the first national competition to be based solely on baseball operations issues.

Four- to five-person student teams will be asked to evaluate a baseball operations case problem. Once the student team has prepared its case, they will have the opportunity to present their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges, which will include MLB front office executives. They will have a dialog, receive feedback and ultimately be evaluated, by the panel of judges, based on the quality of their insights and analysis.

For more information on the 2015 Diamond Dollars Case Competition, please contact SABR President Vince Gennaro or click here for rules and entry requirements.

 

2015 SABR Analytics Yoseloff Scholarship:

With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference on March 12-14, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. This scholarship will pay for registration, air transportation and lodging up to a total value of $1,250.

The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage student engagement with baseball analytics, and to engender an active interest in baseball research and SABR. The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend SABR's Analytics Conference and to introduce them to fellow SABR members and professionals within the baseball community. Through this fund, SABR hopes to inspire future baseball research, expose students to high-quality research and build the research capability of interested students.

Please note: The deadline for 2015 Yoseloff Scholarship applications has passed. For more details on the scholarship requirements and information on applying for future scholarships, click here.

 


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