SABR Analytics Conference
SABR Analytics Conference
March 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
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 have taken a major step to re-connect with our beginnings by producing and hosting the third annual SABR Analytics Conference.
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.
- Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register. The conference is open to all baseball fans.
The 2014 SABR Analytics Conference will be held Thursday, March 13 through Saturday, March 15 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Click here to book your hotel room at the special SABR group rate of $169/night (plus tax.) Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference.
Here is a list of speakers, panelists and moderators for the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference. Stay tuned as more featured speakers will be announced soon!
Research Director, American
Sports Medicine Institute
Please note: All speakers subject to change. The full schedule will be announced in early 2014.
Some of the topics we are planning to cover include:
- General Managers Panel on how analytics shapes front-office decisions
- Player Panel - how major league players take advantage of analytics
- Biometrics/Injury Prevention Panel NEW!
- International Baseball Panel NEW!
- Baseball Scouting Panel NEW!
Check back soon as we announce more featured speakers, panels and presentations!
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 second SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball and Bloomberg Sports, was held March 7-9, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona. Check out highlights in the video below or visit SABR.org/analytics/2013 to view complete coverage online.
About the Diamond Dollars Case Competition:
The SABR Analytics Conference is pleased to host the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition. 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.
Students, apply for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend:
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to college students who wish to attend the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 13-15, 2014. 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.
Students must be currently enrolled in a high school, college undergraduate or graduate program, and be between 18 and 29 years of age at the time of the conference.
For details on the scholarship requirements or to download an application form, click here.
2014 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards:
What are the best baseball analytics articles you've read in 2013?
We're seeking nominations for the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards, which recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year in the following categories:
- Contemporary Baseball Analysis: Honoring the best analysis focusing on a subject related to the modern game(s), team(s) or player(s).
- Contemporary Baseball Commentary: Honoring the best commentary focusing on a subject related to the modern game(s), team(s) or player(s).
- Historical Baseball Analysis/Commentary: Honoring the best original analysis or commentary focusing on a subject related to a game(s), team(s) or player(s) throughout baseball history.
Please send all nominations via e-mail to this address: email@example.com. Include author, title, date of publication and a URL link (if applicable).
Results will be announced and presented at the third annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 13-15, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more or register for the conference at SABR.org/analytics.
For more details on the criteria and nominations, click here.
- Register today! Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register. The conference is open to all baseball fans.
Early registration rates:
— SABR members: $395 early rate; $595 full rate.
— Non-SABR members: $495 early rate; $695 full rate. If you are not a SABR member, click here to join.
— 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.
Please note: Lunch is included with your registration on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15. The mixer/welcome reception is included with your registration on Thursday, March 13. Specify any special dietary needs when you register.
- Hotel: The 2014 SABR Analytics Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Click here to book your hotel room at the special SABR group rate of $169/night (plus tax.) 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 is February 18, 2014. The SABR group rate is only available for the nights of March 10 to March 18, 2014, based on availability. Book your room today!