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The Expected Value podcast takes you inside the sports analytics world, by talking with people who work for teams, media and other organizations. Conversations focus on what they do, how they do it, and how they got there. Baseball, football, soccer, basketball and more sports will be covered. Please subscribe and enjoy!

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The Expected Value podcast takes you inside the sports analytics world, by talking with people who work for teams, media and other organizations. Conversations focus on what they do, how they do it, and how they got there. Baseball, football, soccer, basketball and more sports will be covered. Please subscribe and enjoy!

    Jill Reiner & Ella Summer - NFL Big Data Bowl winners

    Jill Reiner & Ella Summer - NFL Big Data Bowl winners

    Jill Reiner and Ella Summer won the college division of this year’s NFL Big
    Data Bowl, which asked participants to “evaluate defensive performance on
    passing plays.” In these conversations, Jill and Ella will talk about….

    - What they’re studying in school
    - How they got interested in the Big Data Bowl and decided to join the
    competition
    - Their approaches and methodologies in evaluating pass defense performance
    - What surprised them as they dove into the data
    - What next steps they’d ideally take to examine the topic further
    - Keys to communicating their work effectively
    - Other work they’ve done in sports analytics

    Then TruMedia’s Andy Cox, who was a Big Data Bowl judge, joins the show to
    discuss the process of evaluating entries, along with what Jill and Ella
    did well.

    Show links
    - Follow Jill on Twitter: @jillhreiner
    - Follow Jill’s black labs on Instagram: @archieandbodie
    - Jill’s Big Data Bowl submission on Kaggle
    - Denison interview with Jill
    - Follow Ella on Twitter: @EllaSummer17
    - Ella’s Big Data Bowl submission on Kaggle
    - Announcement of Big Data Bowl winners
    - Watch the Big Data Bowl winners and presentations
    - Ben Baldwin’s Big Data Bowl summary on The Athletic
    - Follow TruMedia on Twitter: @TruMediaSports

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    • 43 min
    Robbie Robinson - Mets Complex Manager & Catching Instructor

    Robbie Robinson - Mets Complex Manager & Catching Instructor

    Robbie Robinson is a Complex Manager and Catching Instructor for the New
    York Mets. In this conversation, Robbie talks about…

    - His baseball career path
    - What he does for the Mets in his current role
    - The evolution of available data over the past decade
    - Using data to both know yourself and know others
    - Keys to communicating data and the importance of relationships
    - What data helps in evaluating the catching process
    - Catcher framing data and applying that to catching technique
    - Advice for analyst types looking to interact with players and coaches
    - His how-did-I-get-here moment with a Hall-of-Fame player

    Show links
    - Follow Robbie on Twitter: @robrobinson23
    - TruMedia job openings
    - Follow @TruMediaSports on Twitter

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    • 31 min
    Alex Vigderman - Lead Research Analyst, Sports Info Solutions

    Alex Vigderman - Lead Research Analyst, Sports Info Solutions

    Alex Vigderman is a Lead Research Analyst at Sports Info Solutions, and he
    talks about…

    - What Sports Info Solutions does
    - What he does as Lead Research Analyst
    - Compiling the SIS Football Rookie Handbook and takeaways from its
    statistical analysis
    - Analyzing strengths and weaknesses of Florida QB Kyle Trask
    - The draft prospect that numbers suggest is undervalued
    - Sports Info Solutions’ Total Points model, which measures individual
    contribution in football
    - Creating metrics without necessarily knowing a player’s intent on a play
    - Fine-tuning the Defensive Runs Saved stat
    - The SIS defensive fantasy baseball draft
    - Takeaways from this year’s SABR conference
    - His path into sports analytics, as a psychology major at Penn

    Show links
    - Follow Alex on Twitter: @vigmanoncampus
    - Purchase the SIS Football Rookie Handbook or e-book
    - Total Points: a primer and a look at the future
    - Sports Info Solutions DRS draft
    - Software Engineer job opening at TruMedia
    - Follow @TruMediaSports on Twitter

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    • 37 min
    John Tobias - Sports Statistics Professor & TV Statistician

    John Tobias - Sports Statistics Professor & TV Statistician

    John Tobias is a professor of sports statistics and analytics at
    UNC-Charlotte, and he also works as a TV statistician for a variety of
    sports. In this conversation, John talks about…

    - His unconventional path to working in both TV and the academic world
    - What a statistician does during a broadcast
    - How to choose what stats are given to talent
    - Challenges to live TV
    - How advanced stats factor into TV
    - Communicating stats concisely in broadcasts
    - Components that go into teaching sports statistics
    - Advice for students and people interested in a sports analytics career
    - Diversity (or lack thereof) in the sports analytics world
    - Suggestions for making the field more diverse
    - His favorite event he’s covered working in TV

    Show links
    - Follow John on Twitter and Instagram
    - John’s bio at UNC-Charlotte
    - Boston Globe article on diversity in sports analytics
    - Strength in Numbers charity

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    • 41 min
    Mike Petriello - MLB.com

    Mike Petriello - MLB.com

    Mike Petriello is a writer and analyst for MLB.com, host of the Ballpark
    Dimensions podcast, and analyst on ESPN’s Statcast broadcasts. In this
    conversation, Mike talks about…

    - The Rays pulling Blake Snell in the sixth inning of Game 6, and the
    fallout of that move
    - How he decides what to write about
    - His process for diving into the data
    - His articles on Cody Bellinger’s fielding prowess and the different arm
    angles of the Rays pitching staff
    - How to communicate complex ideas in writing
    - What’s on the Statcast horizon
    - Preparing for the Statcast broadcasts
    - Differences in communicating data on TV compared to writing
    - His career path to being a baseball writer
    - Advice for aspiring baseball writers

    Show links
    - @mike_petriello on Twitter
    - Ballpark Dimensions podcast
    - Cody Belinger’s fielding excellence
    - Arm angles of Rays pitchers
    - No one shifts DJ LeMahieu
    - Mike’s career path
    - Follow @TruMediaSports on Twitter

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    • 40 min
    Justin Ray - 15th Club (Masters Preview)

    Justin Ray - 15th Club (Masters Preview)

    Justin Ray is the Head of Content for 15th Club, and he was previously a
    Senior Researcher at The Golf Channel and ESPN. Among the topics covered…

    - How 15th Club works with golfers and media
    - How golf data has evolved over the past 20 years
    - What Strokes Gained is and how it can be used
    - How players use data on and off the course
    - Bryson DeChambeau’s unique approach to the game
    - What’s next in golf analytics and how they trickle down to recreational
    golfers
    - How to get started in golf analytics
    - How he researches a tournament
    - What makes The Masters unique from an analysis standpiont
    - His top players to watch at The Masters
    - How Barbaro got Justin a job at ESPN

    Show links
    - Follow @JustinRayGolf on Twitter
    - 15th Club
    - Justin’s golf writing on 15th Club
    - Shotlink
    - Strokes Gained explained
    - The Increasing Presence of Data Analytics in Golf
    - How Bryson DeChambeau is Breaking Golf
    - PGA Tour stats page
    - Datagolf.com
    - Salt Lick BBQ - Driftwood, TX
    - Franklin Barbecue - Austin, TX
    - Picture of “Bill Self Killed Barbaro” sign
    - Follow @TruMediaSports on Twitter

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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