Taylor: How analytics is shaping the 2018 World Series and baseball’s future

From Tom Taylor at SportTechie on October 26, 2018, with SABR President Vince Gennaro:

Ahead of Game 3 of the 2018 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, SportTechie spoke to Vince Gennaro to get insight into this year’s Fall Classic matchup and the future of analytics in baseball. Gennaro is the president of the Society of American Baseball Research and associate dean and clinical associate professor of NYU’s Tisch Institute for Global Sport.

The Impact of Analytics on the 2018 World Series

“Both teams are very prepared in that both teams have studied the information available to them. What I do think though is that the Red Sox were constructed in a way that is really completely in step with today’s game. I think the Red Sox have done a terrific job—as have the Dodgers.”

“The teams that are most likely to reach the World Series, or certainly the ones that make the postseason, are the teams that are in the top third of the league in analytics, and then also are particularly good at blending that with the scouting side of the sport. The blending is an important aspect. Analytics will not give them all the answers, but it will be a great component of the decision process along with top scouting insights from expert individuals who have years and years of experience.”

Read the full article here: https://www.sporttechie.com/analytics-shaping-2018-world-series-baseball-future-mlb/

Originally published: October 29, 2018. Last Updated: October 29, 2018.