SABR Analytics Conference Presented By Bloomberg Sports To Be Held During Cactus League

Top minds of the baseball analytics community to gather March 15-17th in Phoenix
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Jan. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- SABR has a long and storied history with baseball statistical analysis, evidenced by the link between its name and sabermetrics. While SABR is a multi-faceted organization involved in virtually every aspect of baseball, SABR is proud to announce today a major step to re-connect MLB executives with its beginnings by producing and hosting the inaugural SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Bloomberg Sports this Spring in Arizona.

“Never before have as many of the top minds of the baseball analytic community come under one roof to discuss, debate and share learnings of insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball,” said Vince Gennaro, President of the SABR Board of Directors.

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 undergraduate and graduate students will analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.

Featured speakers will include Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, Arizona Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall, Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro, Indians GM Chris Antonetti, Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto and Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin. The conference will also feature leading analysts and researchers from MLBAM,, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, The Hardball Times, and the academic community and industry experts who will present key insights into growing trends, emerging technologies and the future of analytics on decision-making.

“We are very pleased to be again working with SABR, this time as presenting sponsor in their first-ever analytics conference,” said Bill Squadron, head of Bloomberg Sports. “Our mission is to provide the best tools possible for all involved and interested in sports, and we are delighted to work with the organization that is known for baseball research and evaluation in such a high level conference.”

For more information on the conference and to register, please visit


The Society for America Baseball Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering research and disseminating the  history and record of baseball.  Founded in 1971, SABR has more than 6,000 members worldwide and has established itself as a vibrant baseball community and a premier distributor of ground breaking baseball information. SABR features 60 chapters, 27 research committees, three annual publications -- two editions of The Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime, print and e-books, and annual conferences. This year's annual national convention will be held from June 27- July 1 in Minneapolis. SABR offers one-year and three-year memberships, and discounts for students and seniors.  Prices are $45 a year for the discounted rate and $65 for adults. For more information about SABR, go to


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