[  August 16-17, 2014  ]

Saberseminar 2014 – Tickets Now Available!

Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball, a weekend seminar for the benefit of the Jimmy Fund, puts you up close with some of baseball’s top coaches, statisticians, scouts, doctors, and scientists. The seminar will take place on August 16 and 17, 2014 in Boston, MA.

We have an incredible line-up of speakers for this year’s event, including World Series Champion Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington, Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow, Senior Baseball Analyst Tom Tippett (Red Sox), baseball physicist Alan Nathan, and SABR President Vince Gennaro. We will also feature top authors and sabermetricians from your favorite websites, such as Ben Baumer, Mitchel Lichtman (MGL), Baseball Prospectus (Analysts Dan Brooks and Harry Pavlidis) and Fangraphs (Editor/Author Dave Cameron and Analyst Matt Swartz). There will be a scouting panel, and talks on sports medicine, defensive evaluation, the role of statistics in the media… and more!

Plan to join us on August 16 and 17, 2014 at Boston University’s Metcalf Science Center and enjoy the edge that professional scouting, science, and sabermetrics will give you at your next fantasy or real-life baseball game.

During this event, you will grasp how science is blended with advanced baseball statistics and traditional scouting assessments to produce outstanding results for teams. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn about the deeper game of baseball from insiders and pros, meet people who love the game, and help the Jimmy Fund.

Saberseminar 2014 has grown to include the generous support of several major league teams. We thank the Red Sox, Astros, Orioles, Royals, Mets, and Nationals for joining us in our fight against cancer. We would also like to acknowledge our hosts for this year, Boston University, and our keynote sponsor, Fangraphs, as well as the Brockton Rox, Collegesplits, Sportvision, The Fantasy Fix, Draftstreet, and Baseball Prospectus. The continued support of these great organizations makes this event possible each year.

Just as in previous years, every one of the speakers at this event (who are not only incredible baseball resources, but are also amazingly altruistic) will be donating their time to participate in this seminar. Every penny earned during this baseball weekend will go directly to the Jimmy Fund.

For further information or detailed questions, please email saberseminar@gmail.com

Call for Abstracts
Each year, in addition to a star-studded baseball analysis lineup, we reserve time on each day of the conference for students and early-career researchers to present exciting new work in the field of baseball analytics. These “abstracts” are original, creative baseball research that can be described in a 10 minute presentation with accompanying powerpoint visuals in a “data blitz” format. We view this as a great opportunity to present creative work in front of a large, live audience and help build a resume; many of our previous speakers have gone on to work for MLB front offices or intern at baseball companies.

Abstracts should consist of no more than one page (and one figure) that describes your research and findings. Because we receive so many great submissions each year, not all submitted abstracts will be accepted for spoken presentations. Strong emphasis will be placed on High School and College students who work with a faculty mentor to prepare their projects. Selected abstracts will receive a ticket to the conference.

To submit an abstract, please send it via email to saberseminar@gmail.com by May 1, 2014.