2013 SABR Analytics: Bloomberg Sports — Next Generation of Team Analytics

The 2013 SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball and Bloomberg Sports, was pleased to host a special presentation: “Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Team Analytics.”

Bill Squadron, head of Bloomberg Sports, demonstrated the one-stop-shop system now being used by almost all Major League clubs for their front office operations. It showed the new Bloomberg Sports Pro 2.0 platform, just launched in January 2013. Bill was joined by Jerry Dipoto, who discussed how the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim use technology and data analytics in their scouting and other areas, and how they work closely with Bloomberg Sports to maximize their capabilities and efficiency in these pursuits.

This panel was held Thursday, March 7 at the ASU Cronkite School.

Video: Watch the “Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Team Analytics” presentation from the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference (YouTube)

Audio: Click here to listen to “Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Team Analytics” with Bill Squadron and Jerry Dipoto (51:42; 47.3 MB)

Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Team Analytics included:

  • Bill Squadron, Bloomberg Sports: Bill is head of Bloomberg Sports, which provides data, statistical analysis and visualizations for sports professionals and fans. From 1997 to 2003, he was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Sportvision, pushing for television innovations such as the yellow first down marker in football, NASCAR Race f/x and the “K Zone” baseball tracking system.
  • Jerry Dipoto, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Jerry is entering his second season as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He previously spent six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently as the Senior Vice President, Scouting & Player Development.


For more coverage of the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.

Originally published: February 14, 2013. Last Updated: July 27, 2020.