A Simple Guide to Basic Sabermetrics

While the baseball community has largely advanced past the utilization of purely descriptive traditional statistics to evaluate player performance, occasionally we witness the resurrection of their futility. Pitching win-loss records have largely been debunked as a poor tool for evaluating a player’s performance, for after all, pitchers cannot control the runs their teammates produce. The … More A Simple Guide to Basic Sabermetrics

Q & A with George Li, Football Operations Statistical Analyst for the Oakland Raiders

George Li begins his third season with the Raiders, his second in his present role. Li, who manages databases and develops research reports for coaches, player personnel and management based on statistical trends, was with the Raiders in 2011 as a defensive assistant. He previously spent five years as lead researcher at the NFL Network … More Q & A with George Li, Football Operations Statistical Analyst for the Oakland Raiders

Q & A with Spencer Anderson, Manager of Basketball Analytics at Indiana Pacers

Spencer Anderson will be starting full-time as the Manager of Basketball Analytics with the Indiana Pacers in August. He has previous experience as an NBA analytics consultant with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers providing analytics support, advanced statistical analysis, game reports, personnel analysis, and mid-season reviews using advanced metrics and STATS, LLC’s SportVU data.

Q & A with Dean Oliver, Director of Production Analytics at ESPN and Author of Basketball On Paper

Dean Oliver is the Director of Production Analytics at ESPN, leading the development of sports analytics for the network. He worked for seven years in the NBA with the front offices of the Denver Nuggets and Seattle Supersonics, using analytics to improve trades, free agency, the draft, and coaching tactics. The contents of his book, … More Q & A with Dean Oliver, Director of Production Analytics at ESPN and Author of Basketball On Paper

Book Review: Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers by Benjamin Alamar

Benjamin Alamar is a pioneer in sports analytics, founding the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports and consulting for many pro teams, including five seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He shares his body of knowledge of how to implement analytics in sports in this quick, non-technical read.

Q & A with Benjamin Alamar, author of Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Benjamin Alamar is a Professor of Sport Management at Menlo College, sports analytics consultant/researcher, and author of the book Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers (July, 2013). He has consulted with a variety of teams in the NFL and NBA, including five seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder and with … More Q & A with Benjamin Alamar, author of Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Premier League Spending and Success: Why David Moyes and Manchester United Form a Scary Combination

After 26 illustrious seasons in charge of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson is now officially the former coach of perhaps the most famous club in the world.  Fellow Scot David Moyes has quite a task in replacing the man who bossed United to 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles and 2 UEFA Champions League … More Premier League Spending and Success: Why David Moyes and Manchester United Form a Scary Combination

Q & A with Brian Kopp, Vice President – Strategy & Development; Head of Sports Solutions Group, STATS LLC

Brian Kopp joined STATS in 2008 to oversee overall corporate strategy and new business initiatives. In this role, Mr. Kopp is responsible for the company’s global strategy which includes new business initiatives and new product development. He also leads and participates in various corporate development transactions such as acquisitions, investments, and strategic partnerships. Mr. Kopp manages all … More Q & A with Brian Kopp, Vice President – Strategy & Development; Head of Sports Solutions Group, STATS LLC

Q & A with Keith Goldner, Chief Analyst at numberFire

Keith Goldner is the Chief Analyst at numberFire, a sports analytics company designed to empower smarter decision-making. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Mathematics. Keith has worked with three NBA franchises performing extensive statistical analysis and data management. In addition, he has worked with ESPN and the Wall Street … More Q & A with Keith Goldner, Chief Analyst at numberFire