2014 SABR Analytics Panel: Medical Analysis and Injury Prevention
We are pleased to announce the 2014 SABR Analytics Panel: Medical Analysis and Injury Prevention. This panel, which is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, will discuss how Major League Baseball and its teams are working to better diagnose, track and prevent injuries in the future.
The SABR Analytics Conference will be held March 13-15, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Register today at SABR.org/analytics.
The scheduled panelists for the Medical Analysis and Injury Prevention Panel are:
- Dr. Stan Conte, Vice President of Medical Services, Los Angeles Dodgers: Stan is the Vice President of Medical Services, where he manages the organization's Major and Minor League medical departments and also handles medical risk assessment and injury management. Regarded as one of the top experts in physical therapy and conditioning in professional sports, Stan joined the Dodgers in October 2006 following 15 seasons with the San Francisco Giants, including seven as head athletic trainer and physical therapist. Prior to his promotion in 2000, he served as the team’s assistant athletic trainer and coordinator of strength and rehabilitation for the previous eight years. He received his B.S. in physical therapy at California State University, Northridge in 1978, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2010. He has served on several MLB committees including the co-chairman of the Analytic Committee and member of the Injury Surveillance System as well as on the expert panel of the MLB Research Committee.
- Dr. Glenn Fleisig, Research Director, American Sports Medicine Institute: Glenn is the Research Director for the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned engineering degrees from MIT, Washington University, and UAB. In 1987, Dr. James Andrews founded ASMI and hired Glenn to head up the institute’s research. During the past 25 years, Glenn has published more than 100 scientific articles, worked with thousands of athletes including from 20 Major League teams, appeared in countless television, print, and online stories, and presented his work all over the world. Glenn is also the chair of USA Baseball’s Medical and Safety Committee, an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and pitching consultant for Little League Baseball and Softball.
- Chris Marinak, Vice President, League Economics and Strategy, MLB: Chris is the Vice President for League Economics and Strategy at Major League Baseball. He manages a strategy division that provides internal consulting services to the 30 Major League Clubs and the Commissioner on issues including player contracts, league-wide economic policy, local media rights, and business development. He is also responsible for design and development of numerous technology systems, including player Electronic Medical Records and Injury Tracking System. He joined MLB in 2008 as the Director of Labor Economics, where he led a team responsible for player contract valuation, salary arbitration analysis, team payroll reporting, umpire performance reporting, and financial modeling related to revenue sharing. Chris led negotiations for the economic provisions of the 2012-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association. Prior to his role with MLB, Chris was a Manager of Strategic Analysis at Capital One Financial. Chris received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia, where he was a four year letterman on the baseball team and team captain his senior year.
- Moderator: Buster Olney, Senior Writer, ESPN.com: Buster is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, reporter for ESPN’s exclusive Sunday Night Baseball telecast and an analyst for Baseball Tonight. He joined ESPN in June 2003 to cover baseball for all ESPN entities, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS, and SportsCenter. He writes a daily column for ESPN.com and and also hosts a popular Baseball Tonight podcast. Buster began covering baseball in 1989 for the Nashville Banner and later for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Times. He is also the author of The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness.
Please note: All speakers and panelists are subject to change due to availability.
For more information on the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
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