Diamond Dollars Case Competition

The SABR Analytics Conference is pleased to host the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Arizona.

Washington University in St. Louis

In the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from colleges and universities across the country compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a baseball operations decision — the type of decision a team’s GM and his or her staff is faced with over the course of a season. The cases are developed by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball and consultant to MLB teams. The Diamond Dollars Case Competition is the first national competition to be based solely on baseball operations issues.

Four- to five-person student teams are asked to evaluate a baseball operations case problem. The student team presents their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges that includes MLB front office executives. More than 120 alumni from the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competitions have secured internships or permanent positions within Major League Baseball.

Click here to download the case study (PDF) from the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference or click here to watch a video of Washington University's winning presentation.

For more information about the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, please call SABR CEO Scott Bush at (602) 496-1461 or email sbush@sabr.org.

To learn more about the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference, or to register, visit SABR.org/analytics.

  • Learn more: The Society for American Baseball Research has also announced the expansion of its relationship with the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, taking the total number of competitions from two to five. The five competitions scheduled for 2020 will include the SABR Analytics Conference and four regional events, with one at the NYU Tisch Institute for Global Sport and three held at locations to be determined. Click here to learn more.