Could this major-league draft tip the scales overwhelmingly in favor of analytics?
Circumstances have forced this year’s baseball draft to become an exercise in profiling and evaluating athletes from a distance.The COVID-19 pandemic prevented scouts from the Royals and other clubs from doing much of the in-person and interpersonal information gathering that typically helps drive decision-making processes.Reliance on quantitative data, video evaluations, statistical examination and analytical models had already gained momentum and become the modus operandi of many major-league organizations. Assuming the June 10 selection process goes off without a hitch, it’s not crazy to su...
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Free Virtual SAS Global Forum 2020 to be held on June 16
As analytics continues to guide and drive the world’s response to COVID-19, SAS is debuting the final installment of its Virtual SAS Global Forum 2020 on June 16.Beginning at 7 p.m. GST — and available later on demand — the nine-hour experience will feature an array of thought leaders. They will delve into analytic innovation, industry-specific insights, and the tools and techniques needed to navigate uncertainty, change and disruption. Registration is free and open.Launching its most robust virtual conference agenda yet, SAS is inviting participants to create their own experience from SAS, cu...
Empower yourself with data & analytics
It is so important to make the shift to activemanagement now. And a perfect time to talk about the markets. The big rally in non-government bonds is creating a once in a lifetime sell opportunity.Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreGrowth Will Keep FallingCorporate growth has been falling for a year with sales growth of the Index Average U.S. company down from 14% at the peak in the third quarter of 2018 to 7% in the annual period 2019 just completed. In the third quarter of last year the gross margin dropped from the highest level since 1999 indicating a move to defensive stocksan...
The best returning Gamecock? Analytics point to name that might surprise.
The challenge of using any sort of analytics is splitting the difference when something surprises. Is there something wrong with the system, or is it showing something in a different light?South Carolina’s football team has a few of candidates for best returning player. Shi Smith is a four-year starter. Aaron Sterling did some damage on the defensive line last year. The offensive line has several returning starters, Jaycee Horn showed well for two seasons, and some of the younger players have the potential to take the mantle soon.The analytics outfit Pro Football Focus named the top returning ...
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