Paul Sabin

I’m a Senior Fellow at The Wharton Sports Analytics & Business Initiative and a Lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. My formal education is in statistics and French and I have spent my entire career as a sports analytics professional. I teach and lead sports analytics research projects at Wharton but I also provide consulting services. I have a unique perspective on sports analytics problems having been exposed professionally and worked on problems across all major sports. I have worked with teams or on projects across various sports including NFL, Power 5 FBS football, NBA, college basketball, MLS, European soccer, MLB and sports media company ESPN. My most recent consulting clients have been an MLB team, a sports betting company, and a European soccer club.

Previously I was the VP of Football Analytics at SumerSports. There I led our football analytics efforts working with teams in the NFL. Before Sumer, I was a Senior Sports Data Scientist at ESPN. In 2016 at ESPN I led the revamp and relaunch BPI and introduced Strength of Record (SOR) for college basketball which are both official metrics used by the NCAA tournament selection committee. In college football I was the original creator of ESPN’s Allstate Playoff Predictor. I created Fantasy Soccer Projections for ESPN, and worked on other metrics such as NFL FPI and NBA BPI. I authored many articles for espn.com in addition to creating the first of its kind objective data-based rating system for all college football and NFL players.

With my training and expertise I am qualified to be an expert witness on statistical and sports analytics matters. To contact me, click the email button at the top of the site.