Baseball has a rich history of statistics and with the advent of Sabermetrics, the world of baseball performance analytics has exploded. However, research and analytics of injuries falls far behind even compared to other professional sports. This will be a discussion of the epidemiology of baseball injuries, the trends, patterns and costs of injuries in baseball. Specific injury trends such as Tommy John Surgery will be used as examples of where injury analytics presently stand and what can be done in the future.
VP, Medical Services & Head Athletic Trainer
Stan Conte is the Vice President, Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to joining the Dodgers in 2007, he held a similar title for the San Francisco Giants from 1993 to 2006. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University and holds additional credentials in Athletic Training. His interests lie in Baseball Sport Medicine Injury Analytics and have published several articles on the epidemiology of baseball injuries in the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine as well as other journals. He has also authored two chapters in baseball sport medicine books and serves on several MLB research committees including Shoulder Research Committee and Committee on Electronic Medical Records. Conte lectures locally and nationally on the treatment, rehabilitation and analytics of baseball injuries.