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.