SABR Analytics Conference
March 10-12, 2016
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Couldn't make it to Arizona for the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference? Visit SABR.org/analytics for full coverage of this exciting event that brings together the top minds in the baseball analytics community in 2016. You'll feel like you're wandering through the Hyatt Regency Phoenix with stories and highlights from the great panel discussions and research presentations on our schedule, photo galleries, and much more.
- During the conference, you could follow along on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #SABRanalytics or by reading tweets from our account (@SABR) and from other conference attendees.
- View photo galleries from each day of the conference at SABR.org/analytics/photos.
We hope you'll join us for the SIXTH annual SABR Analytics Conference on March 9-11, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix!
For more highlights from the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference, click on a link below:
Thursday, March 10
- Click here for highlights from Brian Kenny's talk, "Ahead of the Curve" (audio)
- Click here for highlights from the Analytics of Hitting and Pitching Panel with Aaron Boone, Dallas Braden, Eno Sarris, and Mike Ferrin (audio)
- Click here for highlights from the MLB Now Panel with Eric Byrnes, Ken Rosenthal, Vince Gennaro, and Brian Kenny (audio)
- Click here to listen to research presentations from Jason Sherwin and Scott Spratt (audio)
- Carnegie Mellon, Ohio, NYU selected as winners in 2016 Diamond Dollars Case Competition
- Click here for a photo gallery from Day 1 at the SABR Analytics Conference
- Check out the buzz on social media with our Storify recap of Day 1
- Max Mannis: Day 1 all about hitting and pitching (Sports Illustrated For Kids)
- David Schoenfield: Does Joey Votto not care enough about driving in runs? (ESPN.com)
Friday, March 11
- Click here for highlights from Arizona Diamondbacks President/CEO Derrick Hall's one-on-one session with Ken Rosenthal (audio)
- Click here for highlights from the General Manager Panel with Dick Williams, Billy Eppler, and Brian Kenny (audio)
- Click here for highlights from the Statcast on Every Screen Panel with Daren Willman, Mike Petriello, and Vince Gennaro (audio)
- Click here for highlights from the Technology Panel with Michael Bentley, Jason Sherwin, Kevin Forbes, and Vince Gennaro (audio)
- Click here to listen to research presentations from Jonathan Judge, Joe Rosales, Robert Brustad, Scott Powers, and Eli Shayer (audio)
- Click here for a photo gallery from Day 2 at the SABR Analytics Conference
- Check out the buzz on social media with our Storify recap of Day 2
- Mark Brodie: Baseball turning data to get fans through turnstiles (KJZZ)
- Pedro Moura: GM Billy Eppler says Angels embrace new metrics, too (Los Angeles Times)
- Barry Bloom: GM Dick Williams says Reds will rebuild around Joey Votto (MLB.com)
- Max Mannis: Day 2 focused on technology (Sports Illustrated For Kids)
Saturday, March 12
- Click here for highlights from the Defensive Metrics Panel with Alex Cora, John Dewan, Caleb Peiffer, and Mike Ferrin (audio)
- Click here for highlights from the How Big Data and Analytics is Impacting Baseball’s Business Operations Panel with John Fisher, Ryan Gustafson, and Dan Migala (audio)
- Click here for highlights from the Baseball Operations Panel with Nick Ennis, Sarah Gelles, Yeshayah Goldfarb, and Vince Gennaro (audio)
- Click here to listen to research presentations from Rob Arthur, Brian Cartwright, Jim Albert, Lindsay Parr, and Rob Mains (audio)
- Ben Baumer, Alexis Brudnicki, John McMurray win 2016 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards
- Click here for a photo gallery from Day 3 at the SABR Analytics Conference
- Check out the buzz on social media with our Storify recap of Day 3
- Eric Karabell: SABR Analytics recap: Innovation everywhere (ESPN.com)
- David Schoenfield: Sabermetrics' impact grows as baseball delves deeper into the numbers (ESPN.com)
- Rob Arthur: How baseball's new data is changing sabermetrics (FiveThirtyEight)
- Rob Mains: Notes from the SABR Analytics Conference (Banished to the Pen)
- Max Mannis: Day 3 focused on defense (Sports Illustrated For Kids)
- Mark Stoler: In baseball analytics, SKYNET is activated (Things Have Changed)
- Richard Bergstrom: Rethinking the Rockies' outfielder positioning
About the SABR Analytics Conference
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 fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference.
Once again, we've brought 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 consists 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.
You can download the digital program for the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference by clicking here (PDF).
The 2016 SABR Analytics Conference was held Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
- Click here for biographies of our featured speakers, panelists, and moderators.
- Click here for the full schedule of research presentations, including presenter bios and abstracts.
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.