The SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Bloomberg Sports and Major League Baseball, announces its General Managers Panel. Moderated by Ken Rosenthal, this panel will discuss how major league front offices are using analytics to develop a competitive edge and stay ahead of their competition.
The General Managers Panel — scheduled for Friday, March 16* — will include:
- Chris Antonetti, Cleveland Indians: Chris is entering his second season as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Cleveland Indians since being elevated to the position following the 2010 season. It is his 13th season overall with the franchise after spending nine seasons as Assistant General Manager and, later, Vice President of Baseball Operations from 2002-10.
- Jerry Dipoto, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Jerry is entering his first season as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He previously spent six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently as the Senior Vice President, Scouting & Player Development.
- Doug Melvin, Milwaukee Brewers: Doug was named Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001. During Melvin’s tenure, the organization’s farm system has produced a number of players who have contributed greatly to the Major League team. Prior to joining the Brewers, Melvin was the General Manager of the Texas Rangers from 1996-2001.
- Ken Rosenthal, MLB Network/FoxSports.com (moderator): Ken is a Baseball Insider for MLB Network and regularly appears on MLB Tonight and Hot Stove. A sportswriter for more than 20 years, he also is FoxSports.com’s senior baseball writer and a weekly contributor to the Fox Saturday Baseball Game of the Week. On-air since 2005, he serves as the field reporter during Fox Sports’ featured baseball matchup.
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 SABR.org/analytics.
* subject to change
Originally published: February 17, 2012. Last Updated: February 17, 2012.