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The Predictive Power of Sports Analytics
Episode 44223rd February 2022 • The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers • Brian Clapp - Work in Sports
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Nearly 20 years since Moneyball hit bookshelves, almost every team in professional sports has a sports analytics department. For example, the Tampa Bay Rays used principles from Moneyball to hold great success, making three-straight playoff appearances from 2019-21 (including a 2020 World Series berth), despite payrolls in MLB’s bottom five.

Today's guest on the WorkInSports Podcast is Troy Brazell, CEO of Optima Sports Group. His company provides professional and college teams with their Human Performance Modeling system. Teams use Optima Sports Group's analytics to glean insights that improve their player performance and valuation, team culture, injury propensity, and player acclimation. As a result, their clients have won three Super Bowls and one NBA Championship. They are also branching into the fantasy sports realm, providing analytics to avid fantasy players looking for an edge in their leagues.

Catch the full episode as Brazell and WorkInSports VP of Content and Engaged Learning Brian Clapp discuss:

  • Why Brazell went into a sports analytics career
  • How Optima Sports Group's analytics can improve team culture
  • What the future holds for sports analytics