How the Houston Astros Are Winning Through Advanced Analytics


August 24, 2018

How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics

In the first of a two-part interview, the architect of last year’s World Series champions shares how analytics, organization, and culture combine to create competitive advantage in a zero-sum industry. When the Houston Astros won the seventh and deciding game of last year’s World Series, it marked the end of a long and challenging road.

A view from the front lines of baseball’s data-analytics revolution

In the second of a two-part interview, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow describes how analytics has changed baseball-from Moneyball in 2003 to the last out of the 2017 World Series. “Whenever people talk baseball,” observed beloved Hall of Famer Willie Stargell, they don’t say, ‘Work ball.’ They say, ‘Play ball.'” Perhaps.

How nickel-sized tech helps Eagles track Wentz’s recovery

12:25 PM ET Tim McManusESPN Staff Writer It was a Tuesday smack in the dog days of Philadelphia Eagles training camp, and Carson Wentz’ s throws were exploding out of his hand.

Agile Sports Analytics Launches First Turnkey Sports Management and Strategy Execution Application

Holman believes that over the next few years the teams that build rosters with players who can add quantifiable value and contribute to team goals will reap the greatest returns. What sets Agile Sports Analytics apart from any other coaching or management style is the concept of Player Value Cards.

Soccer Has a Concussion Problem, and FIFA Can’t Solve It

On June 15, in the first round of the 2018 World Cup, Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat sustained a concussion. His dazed appearance was obvious to anyone watching. After being taken to the hospital for neuroimaging and a 24-hour medical watch, he was sidelined for four more days.

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