Ep. 440 - Ben Alamar (Director of Production Analytics, ESPN)


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Analytical models in sports have continued to flourish as the importance of Moneyball and its subsequent equational transitions have permeated throughout the sports fan conciousness. Dr. Ben Alamar is in the unique position to both explain analytics growth on the academic level as a former professor as well as on the broadcast side at ESPN, where he helps present digestable coverage for sports viewers worldwide. Alamar presents a very expansive view of where performance estimation is growing, as well as some of the challenges that lie ahead, especially in certification to ensure that all credible research into sports analytics is performed in a peer-review setting. Twitter: @BenAlamar

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