2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition at NYU

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2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition at NYU




2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition at NYU
Friday, November 15, 2019 
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
New York University School of Professional Studies
Analyze real baseball operations decisions that confront a GM and his staff.
Compete against graduate students or undergraduates from other colleges and universities.
Present your analysis to front office executives of MLB teams.

Everyone wants the opportunity to showcase their talents to the right people. That's exactly what the Diamond Dollars Case Competition at NYU is all about. Undergraduates, as well as graduate students from B-Schools, Law Schools, and Sports Management programs, will 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 Clubhouse Confidential--the first show of its kind focused on baseball analytics. He is also the host of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, a weekly show about baseball analytics.
Once 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, baseball analysts, and members of the media. 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 also a great opportunity to apply the critical thinking skills students hone in their academic curricula and apply those skills to real world problems and to demonstrate their talents and 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 event at NYU is an opportunity for New York metro area and East Coast schools to compete in an event that has been an overwhelming success in other regions, including at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix each March. Winners of past Diamond Dollars Case Competitions include the University of Chicago-Booth school, NYU-Stern, Yale University, NYU-Tisch School, Stanford, Arizona State, University, Cornell University, and Duke University-Fuqua School of Business. Case participants had the opportunity to present their case to judging panel comprised of MLB team executives. In addition to the Case Competition, student participants have the opportunity to network with numerous MLB executives, media executives, industry suppliers. As a result, there are a growing number of Diamond Dollars Case Competition alumni who have secured internships or full-time positions within MLB.  
For the NYU event, the case will be distributed to student teams in advance of the presentations.  On the morning of the event, student teams will assemble at the New York University School of Professional Studies and present their case recommendations to a panel of judges. The 30-minute time slots for each team will include a 20 minute presentation and a 10 minute Q & A by the judges. After the conclusion of the presentations the judges will select a winning team. The 8:30am to 4pm event will conclude with speakers and a panel discussion by baseball execs and industry insiders, giving participants a chance to network.
Below is the Diamond Dollars Case Competition at NYU application and cost information:

For further information please contact Danielle Gennaro at: danielle.gennaro@gmail.com 

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