Everyone wants the opportunity to showcase their talents to the right people. That's exactly what the Annual Case Competition
is all about. Graduate students from B-Schools, Sports Management programs, and other graduate and undergraduate programs
across the country compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a real baseball operations decision--the
type of decision a team's GM and his staff is faced with over the course of a season. Five-person teams of students are asked
to evaluate proposed player transactions, apply statistical analysis of player performance and assess the financial impact
of the team's proposed moves. The case will be authored and led by Vince Gennaro, a consultant to MLB teams--someone who's
been in the front office helping teams analyze key baseball operations decisions. Vince is the author of Diamond Dollars:
The Economics of Winning in Baseball and the President of SABR--The Society for American Baseball Research, and a regular
contributor to MLB Network's new show, Clubhouse Confidential--the first show of its kind focused on baseball analytics.
the student team has prepared its case, they will have the opportunity to present their analysis and recommendations to a
group judges, which will include MLB front office execs. They will have a dialog, receive feedback and ultimately be evaluated,
by this panel of judges, based on the quality of their insights and analysis. The Case Competition is a perfect fit for the
avid fantasy player who believes they can match strategy with baseball execs, or for anyone who aspires to work in a Major
League front office. It's a unique opportunity to demonstrate their talents and to network with current execs and other baseball
industry insiders. Never before has there been a case competition solely focused on classic baseball operations issues--a
perfect platform for any savvy analyst and student of the game, to differentiate themselves from the thousands who aspire
to become baseball execs.
The winner of the 1st Annual Diamond Dollars Case Competition was the
University of Chicago--Booth school, with the undergraduate division honors going to Yale University. Case participants had
the opportunity to present their case to judging panel comprised of MLB team executives. Fourteen student teams entered the
inaugural Competition. Eighteen MLB teams attended the Case Competition and SABR Analytics Conference, along with numerous
media executives, industry suppliers, providing ample opportunity for networking with industry insiders. In its second year
in 2013, the competition was won by Pepperdine Univiersity (grad and professional division) and the NYU-Tisch school (undergrad)
divsion. At the 3rd Annual Case Competition, the winners were Duke Fuqua School of Business (graduate and professional division)
and Loras College and Cornell University (undergraduate division.) As we approach the 4th year of the competition, 16 participants
participants from past Diamond Dollars Case Competitions have been able to secure internships or full-time positions within
MLB and its teams.
The 4th Annual Case Competition will be held in conjunction with SABR's Baseball
Analytics Conference--3 days of expert panels, guest speakers, research presentations, and networking events. Registration
to participate in the Case Competition, will include admission to SABR's Analytics Conference, which will be sponsored by
Bloomberg Sports and include participation by MLB.com and members of FanGraphs, Baseball Reference, Baseball Prospectus, Hardball
Times and other leading baseball analytic websites. More information on the SABR Analytics Conference, including highlights
of the agenda and featured speakers will be coming soon at SABR.org/analytics.
Registration is not yet open. Please check back for more information.
For further information contact Vince Gennaro at: firstname.lastname@example.org