About Mike Cook
Mike Cook is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and is currently serving as a SABR Digital Publications Intern. He has helped produce two titles in SABR’s Digital Library: Run, Rabbit, Run and Great Hitting Pitchers (to which he also contributed a new chapter). He is also a contributor to the Spring 2012 edition of SABR’s Baseball Research Journal.
Mike is a 2002 graduate of Stanford University. From 2003-2007 he worked at the Antilles School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he taught a variety of courses to grades 7-12, chaired the history department, and coached varsity baseball for five seasons. Mike moved back to the mainland in mid-2007 to turn a hobby into a full-time job, becoming a professional poker player. He played primarily at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, as well as online, where he specialized in heads-up no limit hold’em games. He now aspires to work in sports analytics and in particular, baseball operations.
Cook Sports Research features original sports research and analysis using the latest advanced metrics. The blog will also highlight interesting developments in the field of sports analytics by companies, sports teams, and other researchers.
Conferences Attended, Memberships, and Professional Development:
Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball. May 2011. Harvard University
New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports. September 2011. Harvard University
MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. March 2012. MIT Sloan School of Management
Member, Society for American Baseball Research, Boston Chapter
Harvard Extension School, STAT-E150 (Statistical Methods). Spring 2012.