In the 2011 film Moneyball, Jonah Hill plays Oakland Athletics Assistant General Manager Peter Brand. He approaches General Manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) with an idea: the low-budget, low-talent Athletics can compete with the top teams in the league if they harness the power of data and apply it to player selection. To call Major League Baseball “old-school” up to that point would be an understatement. Despite initial resistance, Brand’s approach is eventually embraced, leading to the Athletics’ success. The disruptive power of data changed the game of baseball forever: today, there are entire conferences devoted to sports analytics.