The Wharton Moneyball Post Game Podcast


Wharton Moneyball: MLB, Changes to the Baseball & Football Scouting

Ep. 158

Show from 7/10/19

In this episode of Wharton Moneyball the hosts kick off the show discussing the US Women's World Cup victory against the Netherlands! Then

the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George shifted the balance of power in the NBA, tune in to hear what the data and analytics tell us about who will succeed and who will falter in the new look league. After that our hosts take a look at how the baseball has changed over time and the effects these changes have on pitchers. Plus the ins and outs of football scouting.


Dr. Meredith Wills - A sports data scientist, having transitioned from a previous career in astrophysics. In addition to independent research, she is a Sports Data Product Specialist for SportsMEDIA Technology. 

Follow her on Twitter: @Bbl_Astrophyscs

Dan Hatman - Has worked in player personnel and scouting roles for the Giants, Jets and Eagles and he is currently the Director of Scouting Development at The Scouting Academy. His focus is on the personal and professional development of the next generation of evaluators and enhance the evaluation community.

Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_Hatman

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