Performance Analytics: Still A Long Way To Go

The following is a guest contribution from Marc Rubin of RayRubin Sports Analysts. Sports Agent Blog recently posted a link to writer Will Mui’s 4/21/15 article “How The Orlando Magic Prosper With Analytics Despite Relatively Small Market”. The focus of the story was the Magic’s use of statistical analysis relative to their marketing efforts. I applaud…

Former Sports Agent Teague Egan Launches Athletic Performance And Apparel Line

At age 22, Teague Egan became the youngest certified NFL Players’ Association Contract Advisor.  However, the University of Southern California graduate realized it really was not what he wanted to do long-term. “When you look at a service-based business like Rosenhaus Sports versus a product-based business such as Nike — probably the two biggest in…

Beyond The NFL Combine: A Focus On Player Preparation And Training

Over the past 10 years a premium has been placed on prospective NFL players’ combine performance. The NFL invited 334 players this year to workout at the 2014 NFL Combine, while only 224 players will actually be drafted. Players and the media place a strong emphasis on a player’s draft position, although many undrafted players…

What Do The Stats Guys Do Beyond Compensation Analysis?

The following is a guest contribution from Marc Rubin of RayRubin Sports Analysts. Much of my work involves database analyses to ascertain “fair market values” for players my client agents represent, particularly in arbitration matters. I remain grateful to Drew Rosenhaus who taught me that FA is more of an “auction” situation and so here I…

New York Anti-Doping Panel Discussion Featuring Olympic Sprinter Ben Johnson

What: Anti-Doping Panel Discussion When: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 (2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Where: Hyatt Grand Central (109 East 42nd Street, Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017 I will be moderating this fantastic event, which should turn out to be a frank and open discussion and educational session to bring awareness to the dangers and…

Will Any Baseball Agents Be Disciplined Based On Biogenesis?

50-game suspensions for more than 10 players associated with Biogenesis.  A 65-game suspension for Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.  A whopping 211-game suspension for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (under appeal).  And yet not a single agent has received any discipline. Jack Dickey of TIME asks, Why Haven’t the Agents Been Punished in Baseball’s…

NFL Players, Banned Substances And Agents

The following article is a guest contribution from Evan Brennan. Mr. Brennan is a current student at Chapman Law School. He holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from California State University at Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He has worked in athlete public relations, marketing, and other areas for…

How The Melky Cabrera Chaos Is Affecting ACES Baseball Agency

It has been well-documented that Melky Cabrera, who has been suspended 50 games for use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is a client of ACES baseball agency, a company owned and managed by brothers Sam and Seth Levinson, and that the company has been under investigation since it was discovered that a person associated with…

The Players 1st & US Canada Free Agents Professional Football Combine

Former University of Tulsa and NFL wide receiver, Brennan Marrion, along with a scout who over the last Twenty years has worked in the CFL, Arena Football League, Arena Football 2, and Europe, Dr. Clayton Banner, have put together The Players 1st & US Canada Free Agents professional football combine for prospective pro football players.  Brennan Marion is the…