Sports Personalities That Speak About Data and Analytics

Data and analytics have increasingly driven the sports world. Organizations looking to get ahead have successfully used these tools to improve their drafting, scouting and even in-game decision making. Sports personalities that speak about data and analytics share how their teams successfully implement these methodologies. They have a great ability to apply what they have done in sports to the business world. 

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A.J. Preller is the executive vice president and general manager of the San Diego Padres. He was originally hired by the franchise in 2014. Preller came up through the Texas Rangers organization. He s...

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Alex Anthopoulos is one of the most forward-thinking executives in baseball. Anthopoulos currently serves as the President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Atlanta Braves. Before join...

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Angela Ruggiero is one of America’s most successful hockey players, medaling in four straight Winter Olympics with Team USA. Ruggiero was the first women to play a position on the ice other than goali...

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Ben Cherington is one of the brightest executives in baseball. Cherington was hired as the general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019 after spending three years as the vice president of basebal...

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Bill James is one of the names synonymous with the history of baseball. James has chronicled America's pastime in over two dozen books and also was one of the early adopters of advanced analytics or s...

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Bob Myers is the general manager of the Golden State Warriors. Myers is credited with building the current Warriors super team and has won NBA championships with the franchise in 2015 and 2017. He als...

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Chris Ballard was named the Indianapolis Colts general manager in 2017. Before arriving in Indianapolis, he was the Kansas City Chiefs director of football operations. He also spent two years as the C...

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Craig Breslow, a Jewish American professional baseball pitcher, is currently a front office executive for the Chicago Cubs. During his playing days, he was given the nickname “smartest man in baseball...

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Daryl Morey has been the general manager of the Houston Rockets since 2007. He is considered one of the most influential minds when it comes to basketball analytics. Morey is an aggressive general man...

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Jed Hoyer is involved with one of the most well-run operations in sports as the general manager of the Chicago Cubs. Hoyer originally joined the Cubs in 2011 as GM and got to see them through a proces...

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Jon Daniels is the president of baseball operations and general manager of the Texas Rangers. He was originally hired in 2005 and, at 28 years old, was the youngest GM in baseball. In 2010, Daniels wa...

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Les Snead is the general manager of the Los Angeles Rams. Snead has been GM since 2012. Due to a trade of the second overall pick in his first NFL Draft with the Rams, he has been able to remake the r...

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Masai Ujiri is the general manager for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Prior to his basketball passion, Ujiri grew up playing soccer until he was 13 years old. Ujiri’s interest in basketball began whe...

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Matt Patricia was born September 13, 1974 and is the head coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played college football at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he was...

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Matthew Silverman is the Tampa Bay Rays president of baseball operations. Silverman first transitioned to the role of being team president in 2014. He was originally named president in 2005 and o...

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Nate Silver is one of the most prominent statisticians in the country. Silver first gained notoriety for his data analytics involving baseball, but also has become involved in analysis with politics a...

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Sam Presti is the general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was originally hired as GM by the organization while they were still the Seattle Sonics in 2007. Presti is credited with establishing...

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Theo Epstein was born December 29, 1973 and is the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs.On November 25, 2002, he became the youngest GM in the history of Major League Baseball when th...