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Second Saturday Conversation: Sabermetrics and the Empirical Analysis of Ba...

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Linda Hall Library

5109 Cherry Street

Kansas City, MO 64110

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Sabermetrics, the empirical analysis of baseball statistics, has become an integral part of player development in Major League Baseball. But what, exactly, does WAR, OPS and all the new stats really mean? Find out from Kansas City Royals front office executive Dr. Daniel Mack.

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Dr. Daniel Mack is Senior Director, Quantitative Analysis/Amateur Scouting, with the Kansas City Royals. He works closely with the entire Baseball Analytics staff to assist with quantitative research and development of analytics in support of all areas of Baseball Operations. Prior to accepting a job with the Royals in 2013, Dr. Mack earned a PhD in computer science from Vanderbilt University, where his dissertation focused on machine learning and anomaly detection. While pursuing his doctorate, Daniel worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems where he and his research group won the NASA Associate Administrator Award for Technology and Innovation for work combining machine learning with fault diagnosis. He was also a teaching assistant while completing his master’s degree in computer science with a concentration in machine learning at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Mack graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Notre Dame in 2006.

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The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.

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Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.

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