Beating the Shift: Baseball Analytics in the Age of Big Data

More data is available to baseball teams than ever before as a result of the work of MLBAM, broadcasting stakeholders and private enterprises. With the new data available, teams are facing strategic decisions on prioritizing the data for the organization and visually presenting the content for executives, coaches and players. This panel asks front office executives, analysts and experts how teams are prioritizing and utilizing current data available in creative or unorthodox ways for developing sustainable real-time and long-term organization strategies. Topics cover both on-field real-time decisions, like bunting to beat the increasing number of defensive shifts, and off-field long-term planning decisions, such as the implications of the expanding strike zone in recent years.

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