All posts for the month June, 2017

Do analytics deserve a seat at the table?

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) June 30, 2017 Often, professional sports organizations employ the “go-for” model for incorporating analytics. Picture a group of executives seated around a large table deciding what to do for lunch. They may toss around a couple options—Italian or Chinese—before bickering on whether they should order individual entrees or share crowd-sized portions.  […]

Draft Day!

June 22, 2017 By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) College Prospect Ratings (CPR) are a formula meant to approximate a college player’s pro potential. It’s based on college box score production, and so, it is limited in its ability to assess certain elements of a player’s game (and certainly, his character). Still, it’s been successful in its […]