8/5/2014: The 2014 seminar has new, larger venue! This year’s event will now be held in the BU School of Management Auditorium (SMG), located at 595 Commonwealth Ave., Room 105. Our new home is right across the street from the Metcalf Science Center, where the past conferences have been held, and still a short walk from Fenway Park.
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 and Manager John Farrell, 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 School of Management Auditorium 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, Baseball Info Solutions, 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.
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