SABR Analytics Conference
March 12-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Couldn't make it to Arizona for the SABR Analytics Conference? Visit SABR.org/analytics/2015 for full coverage of this exciting event that brings together the top minds in the baseball analytics community in 2015. 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/2015.
We hope you'll join us for the FIFTH annual SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix!
Check out highlights from the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference below:
Thursday, March 12
- Highlights from Brian Kenny's opening remarks
- Highlights from the Player Panel with Curt Schilling, John Kruk, Doug Glanville, and Brian Kenny
- Highlights from the Analytics in the Broadcasters Booth Panel with Joe Block, Steve Berthiaume, Doug Glanville, and Josh Suchon
- Teams from Arizona State, Stanford win Diamond Dollars Case Competition
- Sam Miller wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Historical Analysis/Commentary
- Check out the social media buzz on Day 1 with our Storify recap
- Check out a photo gallery from Day 1 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
- Jeff Passan: Inside the new system that wants to revolutionze how we look at pitches (Yahoo! Sports)
- Max Mannis: Recapping Day 1 at the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)
- Matt Eddy: Quality Of Pitch metric promises clarity to, well, pitch quality (Baseball America)
- Cody Callahan: Examining a Cole Hamels trade in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition (Beyond the Box Score)
Friday, March 13
- Highlights from Larry Baer's One on One session with Vince Gennaro
- Highlights from Tony La Russa's One on One session with Steve Berthiaume
- Highlights from the General Managers Panel with Jeff Bridich, Dave Stewart, and Brian Kenny
- Highlights from the Origins of Baseball Analytics Panel with John Thorn, Pete Palmer, Dick Cramer, John Dewan, and John Walsh
- Highlights from the Impact of Analytics on the Field Panel with Eric Wedge, Keith Law, Eduardo Perez, and Buster Olney
- Grant Brisbee wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Contemporary Commentary
- Check out the social media buzz on Day 2 with our Storify recap
- Check out a photo gallery from Day 2 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
- Video: Baer, La Russa, Stewart discuss relevance of analytics (MLB.com)
- Matt Eddy: Sportvision sheds light on fastball command (Baseball America)
- Max Mannis: Recapping Day 2 at the SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)
- Daniel Meyer: Geographic bias in the amateur draft (Beyond the Box Score)
Saturday, March 14
- Highlights from the Baseball Operations Panel with Sam Grossman, T.J. Barra, Zack Rosenthal, and Vince Gennaro
- Highlights from the Business of Baseball Panel with Kenny Farrell, Ryan Gustafson, and Dan Migala
- Highlights from the Future of International Prospects Panel with Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Bryan Minniti, and Rob Neyer
- Jeff Sullivan wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Contemporary Analysis
- Check out the social media buzz on Day 3 with our Storify recap
- Check out a photo gallery from Day 3 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
- Matt Eddy: A new take on batted-ball profiles, pitch framing (Baseball America)
- Max Mannis: Recapping Day 3 at the SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)
- Stephen Loftus: BXwOBA: A Bayesian approach to expected wOBA (Beyond the Box Score)
Around the Web
- Brian Kenny: Sabermetrics legends can still school the game (Sports on Earth)
- Mike DiGiovanna: Did Angels' Joe Smith throw baseball's best pitch — in 2010? (Los Angeles Times)
- Neil Morgan: Jarvis Greiner introduces pitch analysis system at SABR Analytics (Biola News)
- Rob Neyer: DIBS and the future of batting statistics (Fox Sports)
- Nick Smith: La Russa, Stewart seek balance between advanced metrics, intuition (Cronkite News)
- Micheline Maynard: The complex job of a major-league general manager (BusinessJournalism.org)
- Richard Bergstrom: Reflecting on the Rockies at SABR Analytics (Rockies Zingers)
- Angela Gonzales: Arizona State team wins 'Moneyball'-style competition (Phoenix Business Journal)
- Rian Bosse: The cost of young players' specialization (BusinessJournalism.org)
- C.J. Pentland: Thorn says Bill James is most influential non-player (Canadian Baseball Network)
- Sean Forman: Why sports leagues and teams should support the Stathead Public (LinkedIn)
- Matt Eddy: Further insight about strikeouts learned at SABR Analytics (Baseball America)
- Stephen Loftus and Daniel Meyer: Recapping 2015 SABR Analytics (Beyond the Box Score)
- Rian Bosse: ASU students prove baseball means business (BusinessJournalism.org)
- Rob Neyer: Here's what I learned about pitch-framing at SABR Analytics (FoxSports.com)
- Morris Greenberg: Stats in 2015 from a sabermetrician's perspective (Tufts Daily)
- Frank Fitzpatrick: How college group from ASU discovered the best Cole Hamels trade (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Scott Lauber: Arizona State students devise trade to send Cole Hamels to Red Sox (Boston Herald)
- Sean Lahman: Baseball's use of advanced data today goes far beyond Moneyball (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
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 fourth 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 also download the digital program for the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference by clicking here (PDF).
The 2015 SABR Analytics Conference was held Thursday, March 12 through Saturday, March 14 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
- Click here to read bios 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.