SABR Analytics Conference
March 10-12, 2023
ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus
Beus Center for Law and Society
111 E. Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Early registration is now open for the SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held in person from March 10-12, 2023, at the Beus Center for Law and Society on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
We’ll bring together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate, and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball.
- Early registration discounts end soon, so register today to join us!
Our featured speakers are expected to include: Dallas Braden, former major-league pitcher and TV analyst; Bobby Scales, former major-leaguer and Sports Info Solutions Vice President; Ari Kaplan, MLB front office executive; Colin Cahill of the San Francisco Giants; Roger Caplinger of the Milwaukee Brewers; Bryson Nakamura of Stanford Baseball Science Core; Ethan Stewart of the Oakland A’s; Jake Schuster of Gemini Sports Analytics; Mike Petriello, Jason Bernard, Clay Nunnally, and Graham Goldbeck of Major League Baseball; Brian Hall of Tidal Quantitative Research; David Loving of Sage; Kyle Glaser of Baseball America; Meg Rowley of FanGraphs; Rob Mains of Baseball Prospectus; Webster University professor Allison R. Levin; data scientist Stuart Neilson; and more.
The Analytics Conference schedule consists of research presentations and guest speakers from throughout the baseball analytics community, career development sessions led by experienced sports professionals, and industry networking opportunities — all available for any aspiring front office executive or baseball fan to attend. Students will have opportunities for skill acquisition and development, including sessions on how to work with baseball-related data sets as well as databasing and SQL.
General sessions will be held in person on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12 at the Beus Center for Law and Society in downtown Phoenix. General Session registration includes access to all programming held at the Beus Center for Law and Society, including research presentations, panel discussions, Friday evening networking reception, a boxed lunch on Friday and Saturday afternoon, and coffee talks on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Students will have two registration options, virtual or in-person, with both including access to the General Session on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, and a student-only virtual session on Thursday, March 9. All student registrations also include a complimentary one-year SABR membership ($25 value) and a complimentary Rapsodo certification course ($395 value).
The Diamond Dollars Case Competition will be held at the Beus Center for Law and Society on the morning of Friday, March 10. Four- to five-person student teams are asked to evaluate a baseball operations case problem. The student team presents their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges that includes MLB front office executives.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2023 SABR Analytics Conference. Early-bird registration is $395 for SABR members, $495 for non-members, and $150 for currently enrolled high school or college students. After February 17, regular registration is $545 for SABR members, $645 for non-members. Student-only virtual registration is $50. Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive the discounted registration link.
- Student Registration: Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive a special link to register at a discounted rate laden with extra benefits. Students have the option of choosing virtual ($50) or in-person ($150) registration. Both include access to General Session panels and presentations on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, and a student-only virtual session on Thursday, March 9. All student registrations also include a complimentary one-year SABR membership ($25 value) and a complimentary Rapsodo certification course ($395 value). SABR membership will be fulfilled after event sign-up and access to the Rapsodo online certification course will be delivered after conclusion of the conference.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Click here to register your team for the 2023 Diamond Dollars Case Competition. Registration is $1,750 per team, which includes admission to all SABR Analytics Conference sessions and a one-year SABR membership for each participant. Please contact Vince Gennaro with any questions about participating.
- Research Awards: Vote now for the winners of the 2023 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
- Certification Course: The first course in the new SABR Analytics Certification online, on-demand program — Conversational Analytics and Critical Thinking in Baseball — is available now. Click here to learn more or to sign up for the course.
- Hotels: As the conference will be hosted at ASU’s School of Law, there is not a designated partner hotel or room block. Conference attendees are free to make their own lodging arrangements. Here are several hotel options in Downtown Phoenix that are within walking distance to the host venue:
SABR has a long and storied history with baseball statistical analysis, evidenced by the link between our name and sabermetrics. 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.
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, panelists, and presenters soon! Here are some of our featured speakers at the 2023 SABR Analytics Conference:
2023 Rules Changes panel
- Dallas Braden, former major-league pitcher and Oakland A’s television analyst
- Kyle Glaser, who covers Major League Baseball and top prospects for Baseball America
- Rob Mains, writer for Baseball Prospectus
- Bobby Scales, Vice President, Baseball at Sports Info Solutions and former major-leaguer
Projection Systems panel
- Ari Kaplan, founder of AriBall and MLB front office executive for more than three decades
- Jake Schuster, founder and CEO at Gemini Sports Analytics
- Meg Rowley, Managing Editor, FanGraphs
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning panel
- Brian Hall, founder, Tidal Quantitative Research
- Allison R. Levin, Webster University professor and co-chair of SABR’s AI/Machine Learning Research Committee
- David Loving, Machine Learning Engineer, Sage
- Stuart Neilson, data scientist working on risk models in the banking industry
- Colin Cahill, Vice President of Player Performance and Wellness, San Francisco Giants
- Roger Caplinger, former Vice President, Medical Operations, Health & Safety, Milwaukee Brewers
- Bryson Nakamura, Director and Head Sport Scientist, Stanford Baseball Science Core
- Ethan Stewart, Lead Sport Scientist and Biomechanist, Oakland A’s
Baseball Savant’s Newest Developments
- Jason Bernard, Manager, Baseball Research & Development, Major League Baseball,
- Mike Petriello, Stats Analyst, Major League Baseball
New Statcast Data: Weather and and High-Frame-Rate Bat and Biomechanics Tracking
- Clay Nunnally, Baseball Scientist, Major League Baseball
- Graham Goldbeck, Data Quality Analyst, Major League Baseball
Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.