Vote for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards!

The Society of American Baseball Research has announced the finalists for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards. We’re excited that work from The Hardball Times was once again included in a strong field. Now, it’s time for you to pick the winners.

Below you’ll find links to all of the nominated pieces, as well as a form in which to make your selections. There is also a link that has been optimized for those voting on a mobile device. Read, enjoy, and happy voting!

Here’s your chance to vote for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award 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.

Contemporary Baseball Analysis

Contemporary Baseball Commentary

Historical Analysis/Commentary

Voting will be open through 11:59 p.m. MST on Monday, February 12, 2018. 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 seventh annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 9-11, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more or register for the conference at

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Meg is the managing editor of The Hardball Times and a contributing writer to FanGraphs. Her work has appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing and Just A Bit Outside.

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