Washington Nationals, Bloomberg Sports announce new analytic technology solution partnership

The 2012 National League Eastern Division Champion Washington Nationals and Bloomberg Sports, the world's leaders in sports analytic technology, today announced a new partnership to design a state of the art player evaluation system for the Nationals Baseball Operations Department. This new partnership is the latest step in analytic technology for Bloomberg Sports, which has been a leader in creating solutions for MLB teams, players and fans for the past four years. The Nationals new system will combine a number of diverse data sources on all professional players with customized and enhanced technology to assist the evaluation process. The platform is being created with both laptop and mobile capability, and the two parties will begin implementation and development of the new system immediately.

"We have a need in our business today to manage data quickly and efficiently to make sure we are maximizing the performance of all our assets on and off the field. No one can help us manage all that data more effectively than Bloomberg Sports," said Mike Rizzo, Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. "We have a need to make sure everyone in our baseball operations department has access to the best tools to properly evaluate our players, from prospects to the players on our Major League roster. This partnership will make the evaluation process more robust for individuals at all levels of our organization, and will help give us the best chance to be successful not just today, but well into the future."

"This partnership with the Nats is our next step to help professional sports organizations use technology to enhance on field performance, and we are very pleased to be able to build a system for Mike and his team which can help give them the best opportunity to continue to be highly successful for the long term," said Bill Squadron, President, Bloomberg Sports. "From baseball to soccer and other sports, our growing business is all about the efficient and effective management of data to help improve performance, and we are looking forward to applying all that we have learned in a relatively short time to help the Nationals maximize their great potential for years to come."

About Bloomberg Sports

Named by Mashable as one of its "Five Most Innovative Sports Brands for 2012," by The Sports Business Journal as a Finalist for "Best In Sports Technology" in 2012 and by Fast Company Magazine as one of the "Most Innovative Companies in Sports" in 2011, Bloomberg Sports takes the technology developed by Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data and analytics, and applies it to the vast data analysis opportunities in sports. Working with MLB.com and other partners since its launch in 2010, Bloomberg Sports fantasy products have given fans the most powerful, easy to use resources as they draft and manage their fantasy teams. Additionally, Bloomberg Sports provides a professional product that delivers Major League Baseball clubs with a secure, virtually unlimited set of analytical functions to assist them in personnel evaluation and game preparation. Bloomberg Sports has also created products customized for broadcast use, as well as professional tools for several professional baseball organizations in Latin America and Japan. The company also has a consumer soccer product available for European football, and recently launched "Stats Insights," a comprehensive blog that contains original content and analysis for the five major European football leagues as well as the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA, drawing on the most advanced, data-driven predictive analytics. BSports partners in soccer include Gala Coral and Norwich City Football Club. For more information go to bsports.com