The 2012 winners of the Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award are:
- College Division: “Investigating MLB Draft Outcomes, 2002-2005”, Douglas Wachter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- High School Division: “Determining the Value of a Baseball Player”, Samuel Kaufman and Matthew Tennenhouse, lllinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Springfield, Illinois
No award was given in the middle school division. The winners will receive a plaque honoring their achievement, a $200 prize and a one-year membership to SABR.
You can read the winning entries by clicking on the links above.
The Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award was established in 1999 by the Society for American Baseball Research in recognition of Kavanagh’s writing and research achievements and his contributions to SABR. The Kavanagh Award may be presented each year for either a research presentation given at the SABR National Convention (papers must accompany any oral presentation), or for a research paper that is submitted to the awards committee between the end of one SABR Convention and no later than June 1 of the following year by a researcher in grades 6-8 (middle school category), grades 9-12 (high school category), or undergraduates 22 and under (College Category).
For more information, contact Education Committee Chairman Richard D. Hunt.
Winning entries from previous years can be viewed by clicking here.
Originally published: July 17, 2012. Last Updated: July 17, 2012.