SABR Analytics: Bloomberg Sports — Next Generation of Analytics

Join us for Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Analytics at the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference. The session was held on Saturday, March 15 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.

Daniel Cohen, Vice President of Business Development & Sales for Bloomberg Sports, will demonstrate the one-stop-shop system now being used by almost all Major League clubs for their front office operations, and discuss the new video solution being introduced by Bloomberg as part of that system. Cohen and Chicago Cubs executive Kyle Evans will also demonstrate some of the advanced and predictive analytics that Bloomberg is creating for MLB broadcasts.

Cohen is Vice President of Business Development & Sales for Bloomberg Sports, which provides data, statistical analysis and visualizations for sports professionals and fans. Before joining Bloomberg in 2007, he worked for the Washington Nationals and the Washington Baseball Club Ownership Group.

Evans is Special Assistant to President & G.M. and Director of Video & Advance Scouting for the Chicago Cubs. He is entering his third season with the Cubs; in his current role, he evaluates players at all levels of the Cubs organization, as well as both amateur and professional players being considered for acquisition by the Cubs. Previously, he was a Major League scout with the Boston Red Sox from 2008-11, evaluating players across the majors for potential acquisition. He spent 2006-07 as coordinator of advance scouting for the Red Sox. He spent parts of six seasons as a pitcher in the Cleveland Indians minor league system after being selected by Cleveland in the sixth round of the 2000 draft out of Baylor University.

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Originally published: March 12, 2014. Last Updated: March 12, 2014.