The SABR Diamond Dollars Case Competition pits undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities across the country against each other in an analytic major league baseball operations decision — the type of decision a team’s general manager and staff is faced with over the course of a season. The teams presented their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges that included MLB front office executives on Thursday, March 9th in Phoenix.
Eighteen teams participated in this year’s competition. Students were asked to analyze next-level pitching data to create actionable results to be utilized by MLB executives.
The winning teams were Columbia University, Elon University, Washington University and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. Maggie Walker is the only high school team to participate in this year’s competition.
Graduate/professional school division
Maggie Walker’s team was guided by faculty advisor Dickson Benesh, and comprised of students Preston Hausser, Robert Zhang, Julia Conte, John Blue and Pierce Tarry.