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Inside Baseball: Instinctive Player Says Data Makes Baseball (More) ‘Boring’

Aug 9, 2018 |

Jayson Werth, the Jeramiah Johnson of baseball, usually did things his own way during a long and distinguished career that ended abruptly—and for now—in June. Werth decided to hang ‘em up after “tweaking” his hamstring during a minor league stint as he was awaiting a call-up back to the big leagues with his new team, the Seattle Mariners. Read more…

Deep Learning Is About to Revolutionize Sports Analytics. Here’s How

May 26, 2017 |

Imagine being able to model your opponents’ defense to optimize your attack in soccer, or to determine the best placement of players for grabbing rebounds in basketball. These are some of the predictive systems that data scientists are just now starting to build, and they’re using deep learning techniques to do it. Read more…

Infographic: Will Big Data Get Fans Off the Couch and Into the Stadium?

Sep 25, 2015 |

It’s no secret that analytics are everywhere. We can now measure everything, from exabytes of organizational “big data”  to smaller, personal information like your heart rate during a run. And when this data is collected, deciphered, and used to create actionable items, the possibilities, both for businesses and individuals, are virtually endless. Read more…

NFL’s 49ers Launch Data Drive to Boost Fan Base

Jul 28, 2014 |

The San Francisco 49ers are now brought to you by the $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The NFL team’s “fan engagement program,” dubbed “Faithful 49” is presented by team sponsor Esurance and a couple of data collectors you may have heard of: Read more…

A Home Run for Sports Analytics

Mar 7, 2012 |Last week the Hynes Center in Boston played home to the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a gathering of stat junkies discussing new and interesting ways to look at sports outcomes. The conference rounded up a number of.... Read more…