SABR Analytics Conference: Changing Face of Baseball Data Panel


The SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Bloomberg Sports and Major League Baseball, announces its Changing Face of Baseball Data Panel. Data is the foundation of baseball analytics. New data capture methods are yielding information such as the speed of the ball off the hitters’ bat and the route a fielder takes to the ball. Technologies such as doppler radar are now being used to record and measure the events on the field. The net result of this innovation is a new world of baseball analytics, which is overhauling the way MLB teams make decisions.

Moderated by Sean Forman of, the Changing Face of Baseball Data Panel — scheduled for Thursday, March 15* — will include:

  • Dave Cameron, FanGraphs: Dave is Managing Editor and a Senior Writer at FanGraphs. He was the co-founder of the U.S.S. Mariner blog and previously worked at Baseball Prospectus.
  • John Dewan, Baseball Info Solutions: John is the owner of Baseball Info Solutions, as well as the author of The Fielding Bible and The Fielding Bible II.
  • Sean Forman, (moderator): Sean is the founder of A recipient of the 2011 Henry Chadwick Award, honoring baseball’s greatest researchers, he is also a co-founder of and has authored numerous sabermetric articles.
  • Cory Schwartz, Cory is Vice President of Statistics for and co-host of Fantasy 411 on and MLB Network. He is also a pioneer of the Pitch f/x system.

The SABR Analytics Conference will begin on Thursday, March 15 and conclude on Saturday, March 17 at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa in Arizona. The schedule will consist of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels and Research Presentations — plus the inaugural SABR Case Competition, in which graduate students will analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.

For complete information and to register for the conference, visit


 * subject to change

Originally published: February 22, 2012. Last Updated: February 22, 2012.