SABR Case Competition Rules and Entry

The SABR Analytics Conference is pleased to host a unique Case Competition. Undergraduate, graduate and law school students from colleges and universities across the country will 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 staff is faced with over the course of a season. The case was developed by Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, and consultant to MLB teams. The Case Competition is the first national competition to be based solely on baseball operations issues.

Four- to five-person student teams will be asked to evaluate a baseball operations case problem. Once the student team has prepared its case, they will have the opportunity to present their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges, which will include MLB front office executives. They will have a dialog, receive feedback and ultimately be evaluated, by the panel of judges, based on the quality of their insights and analysis.

For more information or to register your team, please contact SABR President Vince Gennaro or visit


To see the results of the 2012 SABR Case Competition, visit

To go back to the SABR Analytics Conference page, click here.