Analytically Speaking

Analytics Lessons From Baseball

With Sig Mejdal

Houston Astros Director of Decision Sciences Sig Mejdal creates analytics-based decision aids that assist in the evaluation of players. He says it is important to understand the expectancies and variability relevant to a particular decision – in short, maximizing your output in an uncertain world. Lessons from his experiences on data exploration, analytics and innovation can be applied to many fields beyond baseball.

In this video:
  • His career path from NASA engineer to baseball quant.
  • The Moneyball influence.
  • The importance of using the right decision aids.
  • How to influence culture to make people more receptive to data.
  • Scout and coach reactions to using analytics as a recruitment tool.

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