Syracuse students pitch research at SABR case competition

From Syracuse University on December 5, 2019, with mention of SABR member Rodney Paul:

The Syracuse University Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics Club sent four teams to the SABR Diamond Dollars Case Competition at NYU on November 15, 2019.

The competition is for undergraduate students from universities across the country to compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a baseball operations decision. Presentations were made to a panel of judges consisting of Major League Baseball executives. Teams were given six days to collect data, make projections, and prepare a 30-minute presentation for the competition in New York City.

This year, the teams were asked to project performances for Major League Baseball players Aaron Judge and Pete Alonso, or Luis Severino and Noah Syndergaard, over the next five seasons. Students also had to predict the likelihood that one player will outperform the other.

“For most of us, this was our first time competing at NYU,” said Sport Analytics major Ben Ayers ’22. “We learned a lot, and with the growth of our major over the past two years, I am excited to see what our experienced teams will be able to do next year.”

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Originally published: December 5, 2019. Last Updated: December 5, 2019.