SABR 43: Baseball Scouting Panel

We are pleased to announce the speakers for the SABR 43 Baseball Scouting Panel. This panel is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2 in the Salon E room.

  • Ian Levin, Manager of Baseball Analytics for the New York Mets. From 2007 to 2012, he served as Amateur Scouting Coordinator for the Mets, and he oversaw logistics, scheduling and player analysis for the organization’s scouting department.
  • Tom Tippett is Director of Baseball Information Services for the Boston Red Sox. He began consulting with the Red Sox Baseball Operations department in 2003 and has since assisted in a variety of technology and baseball research projects. He was the Founder and President of Diamond Mind, Inc. and developed its baseball simulation software.
  • Roland Hemond received the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. A three-time winner of MLB’s Executive of the Year award, Hemond has been a tireless advocate for SABR over the years and is a familiar face at our national convention. He has also lent his name to an award given annually by SABR’s Scouts Research Committee, which recognizes the baseball executive who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to professional baseball scouts and scouting, and player development history. 
  • Moderator: Barry Bloom has been a national reporter for since 2002 and has more than 35 years of experience covering sports. He covered baseball and hockey for five years at Bloomberg News and also spent 16 years as a writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Originally published: August 1, 2013. Last Updated: August 1, 2013.