Can MLB Data Solve Arm Injuries in Youth Pitchers?
Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
98 San Jacinto Blvd
For all we know and can quantify about baseball, the game’s biggest mystery is prevention of pitching injuries. Over the past few years, more MLB pitchers than ever have undergone Tommy John surgery, ranging from those whose teams were cautious with workload to those who were less so. As best we know, at the major league level the damage to pitchers’ arms from overuse may have already happened in amateur baseball. In this panel, we’ll explore how we can use Major League Baseball's data on pitchers to inform and regulate amateur pitchers’ workloads. How do we take our data and apply it to the field at lower levels? With amateur baseball fragmented across the country, how do we ensure universal education and application of MLB-caliber insights?
Logan Stout has been featured in numerous publications such as Philadelphia Life Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times and numerous print and live media outlets. He has been on CBS ...Show the rest
Logan Stout has been featured in numerous publications such as Philadelphia Life Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times and numerous print and live media outlets. He has been on CBS Radio, The Fan, The Ticket, FOX and was named “Man of the Year” by Philadelphia Life Magazine. He is the author of, “Stout Advice: The Secrets to building yourself, people and teams”. After earning a business degree from Panola College and a degree in psychology from the University of Dallas, Logan Stout founded The Dallas Patriots baseball organization (one of the largest in the world) providing select teams ages 6-18 years, with world-class instructors, coaches, training and mentoring. Logan Stout is the CEO and Founder of Premier Baseball Academy, the largest youth select baseball program in the United States, established the Dallas Patriots in Plano, TX in 2000. Since then, Premier Baseball Academy has expanded into North Richland Hills, TX and Frisco, TX. Hosting over 80 teams per year and winning 16 National Championships, numerous alumni and professional baseball players have emerged from this program. Such as Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles, Yavoni Gallardo of the Texas Rangers, first round draft pick Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies, and second round draft pick Josh Bell of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who was voted to the Futures All-Start Game in 2014. Every child that has graduated has been afforded the opportunity to play college baseball. Logan Stout’s most recent business venture is directed in the area of health and wellness. Since it’s launch in May 2014, IDLife, LLC has grown exponentially with partners such as Troy Aikman, billionaire Darwin Deason and motivational speaker (Inc. Magazine’s ‘Most Popular Leadership Expert in the World’) John C. Maxwell. They are joined by nationally recognized authors and fitness ambassadors Larry North and Leisa Hart, as well as motivational speaker and leadership mentor Keith Craft. Logan Stout and his wife Haley have two sons and reside in Frisco, Texas and are patrons and honorary chairs of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Frisco Family Services and other charitable organizations.Hide the rest
VP League Economics & Strategy
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Morgan is the Vice President, League Economics and Strategy at Major League Baseball. He joined Major League Baseball in 2008 and is a member of the team responsible for economic initiatives across...Show the rest
Morgan is the Vice President, League Economics and Strategy at Major League Baseball. He joined Major League Baseball in 2008 and is a member of the team responsible for economic initiatives across the industry including the revenue sharing system, player contract valuations and salary arbitration, and negotiating economic provisions of the collective bargaining agreements with the Major League Baseball Players Association and World Umpires Association. Morgan also works on key strategic initiatives for Major League Baseball including the recently expanded instant replay system, pace of game, the development of baseball at the amateur level, and the recently released PitchSmart pitching safety program. Prior to his role with MLB, Morgan was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman where he worked primarily in the enterprise technology and consumer products industries. Morgan holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and will receive an MBA in May from Columbia Business School Executive Program.Hide the rest
Sr Dir Dev
Rick Riccobono was promoted to senior director of development for USA Baseball in March 2013 after serving the organization as the director of development from 2010 to early 2013. Riccobono has dir...Show the rest
Rick Riccobono was promoted to senior director of development for USA Baseball in March 2013 after serving the organization as the director of development from 2010 to early 2013. Riccobono has directed a multitude of programs since his hiring in 2004.
In his current role, Riccobono is responsible for areas of governance and the continued health and proliferation of the amateur game. As part of his duties, Riccobono serves as a liaison between Major League Baseball, USA Baseball and its national member organizations in matters pertaining to the amateur game.
During his tenure with USA Baseball, Riccobono has been innovative, leading USA Baseball’s efforts with the Pitch Smart initiative, a joint youth arm care website created in partnership with MLB, while also taking the USA Baseball Breakthrough Series, the 12U National Team program, the 14U National Team program, the National Team Identification Series and the National High School Invitational, from conception to publication.
Riccobono’s time at USA Baseball has also included National Team program director duties at the 12U, 14U and 18U age levels. In all, he served the organization as part of six different national teams, that captured five gold medals while compiling a total international record of 43 – 2.
Riccobono was selected in the sixth round of the 1998 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox out of Commack (N.Y.) High School. He received his bachelor of arts in communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently resides in Raleigh, N.C., with his wife, Katie, and their three daughters, Riley, Emmalyn and Vivian.
Ted is the Co-Founder and CEO of GameChanger Media, Inc., which was inspired by his passion for amateur sports, entrepreneurship and technology. Ted began his entrepreneurial career in 1997 when he...Show the rest
Ted is the Co-Founder and CEO of GameChanger Media, Inc., which was inspired by his passion for amateur sports, entrepreneurship and technology. Ted began his entrepreneurial career in 1997 when he co-founded Headfirst Camps, LLC with his brother. In 1999, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians and spent two seasons in minor league baseball. After retiring from baseball, Ted joined a few friends in an attempt to build a startup apparel brand, Fins Denim, LLC. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2006 and then joined Rave Wireless, a venture-backed provider of mobile and web apps where he managed relationships with Sprint, AT&T and several higher education institution clients.
While at Rave Wireless, Ted volunteered as a coach in Manhattan’s Downtown Little League. His constant struggles to find a capable scorekeeper or the time to report pitch counts likely influenced his earliest ideas for the product that would become GameChanger.Hide the rest