Baseball Industry Network Cactus League Meet-Up
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM (MST)
SABR Analytics Conference/Baseball Industry Network Cactus League Meet-Up
The Baseball Industry Network is teaming up with SABR (the Society of American Baseball Research) on Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 pm for their welcome reception at the upcoming second annual SABR Analytics Conference to be held in downtown Phoenix, Arizona March 7-9 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. The welcome reception will feature food, drinks and great opportunities to network with baseball professionals and other attendees from the conference.
The SABR Analytics Conference features a great list of speakers:
Stan Kasten, President and CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers
Bill James, Sr. Advisor on Baseball Ops, Boston Red Sox
Rick Hahn, Sr. VP/GM, Chicago White Sox
John Daniels, GM, Texas Rangers
Jed Hoyer, Executive VP/GM, Chicago Cubs
Brian Kenny, Host, MLB Network
Vince Gennaro, President, SABR
Joe Posnanski, Senior Writer, Sports on Earth
Derek Falvey, Director of Baseball Operations, Cleveland Indians
Gregg Clifton, MLB Agent and Partner at Jackson Lewis LLP
Casey Close, MLB Agent, Excel Sports Management
and many more to be announced…
Some of the topics to be included at the SABR Analytics Conference include:
- General Managers Panel (with Jon Daniels, Rick Hahn and Jed Hoyer)
- Business of Baseball Analytics
- Research presentations
- Player Development Panel (with Tyrone Brooks and Derek Falvey)
- Player Agent Panel (with Gregg Clifton and Casey Close)
- Measuring Player Performance
- New innovations in baseball analytics
- New applications of PITCHf/x data
- Player panel — the impact of data and information on performance
SABR is also hosting the Diamond Dollars Case Competition as part of the conference which allows students to present their case results/recommendations of a baseball ops case to a panel of judges which include some team executives. For more information and to register for the SABR Analytics Conference and Diamond Dollars Case Competition you can go to www.sabr.org.
The cost of the Baseball Industry Network Cactus League Meet-Up is $30 to attend but if you are attending the SABR Analytics Conference your admission is included in the cost of the conference and you do not need to register again separately here. I want to give special thanks to Vince Gennaro and Marc Appleman of SABR for making this possible. Also, if you are also coming out to Phoenix for the World Baseball Classic (to be held at Salt River Fields and Chase Field March 7-10) this is a great event to add to your itinerary.
The Baseball Industry Network now features over 17,600 members and you can join us on LinkedIn or at www.baseballindustrynetwork.com. You can also follow the Baseball Industry Network on Twitter at @tybbnet.
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Baseball Industry Network
The Baseball Industry Network is a networking group open to individuals working in and/or connected to the baseball industry. The group covers the full gamut of people working throughout the game (executives and staff at the major league and minor league level, MLB employees, scouts, coaches, agents, baseball writers and bloggers, baseball related manufacturers and equipment companies, current and former professional players, etc.). Industry professionals are encouraged to network with fellow professionals and share their experiences working in the game of baseball with those trying to break into the industry. One of the goals of the network is to educate and potentially develop mentoring relationships between those currently in the industry with individuals attempting to either advance within or enter the industry. The Baseball Industry Network can be located at www.baseballindustrynetwork.com or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com.