Petti, Zimmerman win 2013 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award – Contemporary Analysis

Bill Petti and Jeff Zimmerman were announced as the winners of a 2013 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Petti and Zimmerman were voted as the winners of the Contemporary Baseball Analysis award for their article “Pitcher Aging Curves: An Introduction,” published at on April 30, 2012.

Petti is a staff writer for and a regular consultant for MLB Network’s “Clubhouse Confidential.”

Zimmerman was a pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization from 1998 to 2001 and began writing for in 2010. Zimmerman is considered an expert on player health and injury research.

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 at,, and, with results weighted equally at 25 percent. Links to read the finalists can be found at

You can read all the 2013 finalists at:

For more information on the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference, visit

Originally published: March 9, 2013. Last Updated: July 27, 2020.