Sky Andrecheck’s field of dreams is more like a field of data.
His specialty is known as “sabermetrics”–the study of baseball using data popularized by the best-selling book, Moneyball, and the movie by the same name starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. In Moneyball, Brad Pitt played Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager who used statistics to boost team performance without the big-money backing.
More and more professional baseball teams are using sabermetrics, and one of those teams is the Cleveland Indians. I recently had the chance to interview Sky Andrecheck about his work as a data analyst for the Indians. You can check out the story using the following link to the University of Illinois College of LAS website:
By Doug Peterson