Coming soon: Third course in SABR Analytics Certification program

SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 — We’re excited to announce that in the coming weeks, we will introduce the newest course in the SABR Analytics Certification program, Level Three – Introduction to Baseball Programming.

Providing an introduction to programming using a practical approach in its application for baseball and focusing on R (with a dash of SQL) as a programming language, the goal of this online, on-demand course is to give learners a foundational understanding of the technical skills necessary for a career in data science and baseball analytics. The course includes topics such as data manipulation, visualization, and statistical models, and culminates with a final assignment that challenges learners to generate their own player performance projection that can be compared to other forecasts and used in building a personal portfolio.

The new course is instructed by Rob Arthur, SABR member and data scientist who has consulted for three MLB teams, nonprofits, law firms, and a Fortune 500 company. His journalistic work has appeared in VICE News, Slate, Baseball Prospectus, FiveThirtyEight, and The Atlantic

SABR’s first two certification courses, Level One – Conversational Analytics and Critical Thinking in Baseball and Level Two – Advanced Analytics in Baseball, are available online now.

To sign up to be notified as soon as Level Three is available, or to learn more about previous courses, visit

Originally published: September 1, 2023. Last Updated: August 29, 2023.