What does 'data analytics' mean in baseball today? Tommy Hottovy, Chicago Cubs' Coordinator of Advance Scouting—Run Prevention, helps explain what his job is and how he helps his team prepare better game plans using data analytics. Might your kid be interested in this kind of job? This is Part 1 of a two-part interview.
In this 37-minute episode, you'll learn:
- how Tommy got his job
- what is an 'advance scout'
- what Tommy's job involves
- what other data Tommy gets besides what TV viewers see
- whether you have to have an Ivy League diploma to get this kind of job
- whether there will be more opportunities in this analytics department going forward
- what are the keys to success for people in this type of role
- how a person with a playing background is different from a non-player in this type of role
- how teams differentiate themselves from other teams in analytics
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