Brisbee wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award – Contemporary Commentary

Grant Brisbee was announced as the winner of a 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the fourth annual SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Brisbee was voted as the winner of the Contemporary Baseball Commentary award for his article “Rumors, Rumors, Every Where, Nor Any Drop to Drink,” published by SB Nation on December 15, 2014.

Brisbee is the senior baseball writer for SB Nation. Since 2005, he also has been the lead writer for McCovey Chronicles, a San Francisco Giants-themed website on the SB Nation network. His work has appeared on MLB Network, Deadspin, and Business Insider. He is a graduate of San Jose State University.

The SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year.

Voting for the winners was conducted online from January 30-February 16, 2015, at,,,, and, with results weighted equally at 20%.

Originally published: March 13, 2015. Last Updated: July 27, 2020.