2014 SABR Analytics Panel: Prospect Analysis and Evaluation
We are pleased to announce the 2014 SABR Analytics Prospect Analysis and Evaluation Panel. This panel will discuss how analytics has impacted the scouting and evaluation of minor league prospects. This panel is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
The SABR Analytics Conference will be held March 13-15, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Registration and schedule information is available at SABR.org/analytics.
The scheduled panelists for the Prospect Analysis and Evaluation Panel are:
- Jim Callis, Senior Writer, MLB.com: Jim Callis is a senior writer for MLBPipeline.com, a division of MLB.com that specializes in prospects and the draft. Prior to joining MLBPipeline.com in September 2013, he worked 23 years in two stints at Baseball America. He served as the magazine's managing editor from 1993-97 before moving to suburban Chicago with his family and spending three years as a senior editor at STATS, Inc. Upon returning to Baseball America in May 2000 as executive editor, his main focuses were evaluating prospects (including editing BA's annual Prospect Handbook) and covering the amateur draft (including broadcast work with ESPN and MLB Network.) He began covering baseball in 1987 while at the University of Georgia.
- Bernie Pleskoff, Columnist, MLB.com, Rotowire: Bernie spent nine years as a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners after graduating from the Major League Scouting Bureau. Since 2009, he has written regularly about baseball prospects and scouting at MLB.com and Rotowire.com. Previously, he was a Dean of Campus Life at Loyola University in Chicago following a long career in higher education. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master's degree from the University of Massachusetts.
- Jonathan Mayo, Senior Writer, MLB.com: Jonathan is a senior writer for MLB.com. He joined Major League Baseball’s official website in April 1999 and has covered every facet of the game. He’s been to three World Series and seven All-Star Games, as well as Opening Series in Japan and Puerto Rico. In his time with MLB.com, he’s also covered the Caribbean World Series in Mazatlan, Mexico and the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. For several years, he hosted a variety of shows on MLB Radio, MLB.com’s internet radio network, including Around the Minors, a daily show devoted to baseball prospects. Mayo has also done extensive video work ranging from studio analysis and in-game color commentary to sideline reporting at various special events.
- Moderator: Barry M. Bloom, MLB.com: Barry has been a national reporter for MLB.com since 2002 and has more than 35 years of experience covering sports. He covered baseball and hockey for five years at Bloomberg News and also spent 16 years as a writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune.
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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