First Pitch Chicago

 

Stop the INSANITY!

 

If the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results", does that describe your fantasy baseball experience? Our First Pitch Forum program is specifically designed to help you break that cycle in 2016!

Get a head start on the 2016 season with a unique opportunity to go one-on-one with some of the top writers and analysts in the fantasy baseball industry. These 3+ hour sessions, in cities across the U.S., combine player analysis with fantasy baseball drafting, interactive activities and fun! You've never experienced anything so informational and entertaining!

BaseballHQ.com writers will be joined in all cities by guest experts from some of the leading sports media sources, including ESPN.com, MLB.com, USA Today Sports Weekly, Baseball America, Rotowire,com, Sirius/XM Radio and more! They provide a variety of experiences for attendees, no matter where you live.

Our speakers will be providing their insights on...

  • NEW! How team context may be skewing our perceptions of player value
  • NEW! The 2016 saves outlook: more unsettled than ever?
  • NEW! Overhyped rookies to be wary of
  • NEW! Hidden SP value based on expected Wins
  • NEW! Using ball% to measure pitcher growth
  • Power targets based on FB distance trends
  • The changing composition of the player pool
  • Players with hidden skills and huge upside
  • Dr. HQ's injury warnings
  • and much, much more!

First Pitch Forums are like nothing else in the industry, multi-media conferences that combine expert presentations and interactive activities into a highly informative and entertaining experience.

The program focuses on uncovering the impact players - from sleepers to potential black swans - of the 2016 season. Our speakers will look at playing time opportunities, injury prognoses, bullpen volatility, minor league scouting, statistical analyses, breakout profile modeling, and much more! What you get for your registration...

  •  Baseball talk with some of the industry's top analysts
  •  The chance to have your questions answered, 1-on-1 with the experts
  •  The opportunity to network with fellow fantasy leaguers from your area
  •  Freebies and discounts from leading industry vendors
  •  and tons more!

WHEN:
Saturday, February 27, 2016
12 - 3 PM

WHERE:
Oak Brook Marriott
1401 West 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 65023
630-573-8555

LEAD SPEAKER
Ron Shandler, RonShandler.com

GUEST SPEAKERS 
Todd Zola, Mastersball
Ray Murphy, BaseballHQ
Doug Dennis, BaseballHQ
Rick Wilton, BaseballHQ
Alex Beckey, BaseballHQ
additional speakers to be announced!
 

REGISTRATION: 
$39 per person in advance, up until Thursday 9 PM prior to the event weekend 
$49 per person, after Thursday 9 PM prior to the event weekend, or at the door

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