Do You Want to Work in Baseball? Saberseminar Call for Abstract and Scholarship Submissions


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Dec 3, 2003
Off the beaten track
After a few years of Covid related postponements, the Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball seminar for the Angioma Alliance is coming back this year! The event, our 10th, will be held on August 12 and 13, this year in Chicago at Illinois Tech.

For those who are not familiar with this conference, it is an academic baseball event that has a mix of original baseball research, scouting and front office panels, hands on demonstrations, and talks by some of the top minds in the game. This link shows our 2018 schedule, and will give you a feel for what goes on at the seminar. Every penny in ticket sales (proceeds not profits) from this seminar is donated to charity, with the Angioma Alliance, whose mission is "to inform, support, and mobilize those affected by cavernous malformations and drive research for better treatments and a cure," our current beneficiary. Ryan Westmoreland from the Red Sox, our own @Punchado, and I have this condition. It's close to home. Additionally, we offer scholarships each year to female and minority students who want to work in baseball analytics, and we also donate the proceeds from our very cool swag (t-shirts. polos, and posters) to the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. Finally, we offer the opportunity to everyone to present original research at the conference.

The seminar is currently being sponsored by 12 teams, with more sure to join, and in the past pretty much every Major League Baseball team has sent representatives. Because of this, the young men and women who have had abstracts approved or successfully applied for a scholarship have the opportunity to present their work in front of a large number of MLB front office employees who are looking for new talent. Close to 80% of our past presenters went on to work in baseball, and we now have a long list of Saberseminar grads in front offices across the country,

I think it's safe to say that if you want to work in baseball this is one of the best paths you will find. The scholarship information can be found here. To apply for a scholarship, you also have to present an abstract, and the information for that can be seen here. Again, if you are chosen to present an abstract at this conference, you will be speaking in front of representatives from every pretty much every MLB team, and they are there scouting for talent. The deadline for applying for a scholarship or submitting an abstract is May 15, 2023.

SoSH member @Jnai is taking the lead role in organizing the seminar this year, as I start to phase myself out. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to him or to me.


sings praises of pinstripes
SoSH Member
May 20, 2008
Jackson Heights, NYC
Is there a place to look at previous abstract presentations to see if an idea/research has already been presented in the past?


is not worried about sex with goats
SoSH Member
Sep 15, 2007
I don't have an easily available database of all past talks, but please PM and let me know what you are thinking. Practically, there's no harm in taking another look at something anyway.