2014 SABR Analytics Panel: Decision-Making in the Front Office
We are pleased to announce the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference Decision-Making in the Front Office Panel. This panel, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 14, will discuss how major league front offices are using analytics to develop a competitive edge and stay ahead of their competition.
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 Decision-Making in the Front Office Panel are:
- Jack Zduriencik, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Seattle Mariners: Jack is entering his sixth season as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Mariners. In his first year on the job, he re-organized the Mariners' Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development staffs, added talent to both the major league and minor league rosters and hired a new manager and coaching staff, all resulting in the Mariners vaulting from 61 wins in 2008 to 85 wins in 2009. Previously, Jack spent nine seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, most recently serving as Vice President of Player Personnel. He was named Executive of the Year by Baseball America in 2007, the first non-GM to win the award. He also has worked in the front office for the New York Mets (1983-90, 1994-98), Pittsburgh Pirates (1991-93) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1999.)
- Bill Geivett, Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager, Colorado Rockies: Bill is entering his 14th season with the Rockies organization. An active SABR member, he was named Senior VP of Major League Operations in August 2012, after previously serving two years as the Rockies' Senior VP of Scouting and Player Development. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Major League club. Bill has spent 26 years in professional baseball. He broke into the Majors in 1991 as a scout and organizational instructor with the New York Yankees in 1991. He has also worked in the Montreal Expos, Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.
- Bobby Evans, Vice President and Assistant General Manager, San Francisco Giants: Bobby is entering his 21st season in the Giants baseball operations department, and his second year as the Vice President and Assistant General Manager. Previously the team's director of player personnel, he assists Brian Sabean in heading contract negotiations, waiver and rule compliance, budgets at both the major and minor league levels and is involved in all areas of baseball operations. Bobby has had an integral role in helping the organization win World Series titles in 2010 and 2012. In 2012, he received the Bowie Kuhn Award, which is presented annually at the Baseball Winter Meetings (since 1984) to an individual, team or organization who demonstrates support of the chapel program in professional baseball. Previously, Evans served as an administrator in the Commissioner's Office in New York. During his three-year tenure there, he worked in baseball operations and minor league operations. Evans also interned with the Boston Red Sox in the player development and scouting departments during the summer of 1989.
- Moderator: Ken Rosenthal, MLB Network/FoxSports.com: Ken is a Baseball Insider for MLB Network and regularly appears on MLB Tonight and Hot Stove. A sportswriter for more than 20 years, he also is FoxSports.com's senior baseball writer and a weekly contributor to the Fox Saturday Baseball Game of the Week. On-air since 2005, he serves as the field reporter during Fox Sports' featured baseball matchup.
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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