SABR Analytics Research Awards: Voting Open

Here’s your chance to vote for the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards winners.

The SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards will recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year. Nominations were solicited by representatives from SABR, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, The Hardball Times, and Beyond the Box Score.

To read any of the finalists, click on the link below. Scroll down to cast your vote.

Historical Analysis/Commentary

Contemporary Baseball Commentary

Contemporary Baseball Analysis

Voting will be open through 12 a.m. MST on Monday, February 17, 2014. Details and criteria for each category can be found here. Only one work per author was considered as a finalist.

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Results will be announced and presented at the third annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 13-15, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more or register for the conference at

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9 Responses to “SABR Analytics Research Awards: Voting Open”

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  1. Compton says:

    Vote David Cameron you cheeky bastards!

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  2. Hurl says:

    Thought Chris Carruthers work on his TIPS ERA estimator should have been a finalist

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  3. ShishBoomBah says:

    Chris Jones’ “When 772 Pitches Isn’t Enough” is a great cultural read.

    Seems a shame that you curate that list and don’t bundle them into a book like “Best Baseball Writings- 2013″; kinda like old Sci-Fi Mags produce “Best Short Stories of 1972″?

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  4. bjoak says:

    Someone has a hard time determining what ought to be considered commentary and what ought to be considered analysis. How a bunch of people chatting about the way Harper’s swing looks is analysis, while an exhaustive datacentric study on the strike zone over the last five years is commentary, I’ll never understand.

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    • TKDC says:

      It lets them give out an additional award. Duh.

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      • bjoak says:

        Yes, but they could at least try to filter the articles into the proper category. Is it just the politics of trying to get two specific pieces of analysis paired up with a bunch of losers? Maybe so–that strikezone article ought to win something.

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  5. TKay says:

    James Santelli’s piece on the Pirates’ defensive shifts is excellent. Check it out if you haven’t.

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