General Documents for the Project
The Economic Evaluation of the Moneyball Hypothesis (Hakes & Sauer, 2006)
Hakes & Sauer test the portion of Michael Lewis's book, Moneyball, that evaluates the impact of on-base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). The authors create an Index, which is used in the Moneyball Project to estimate the value of an individual free agent. This paper is the foundation of the project and gives a great overview of valuing a player in Major League Baseball using simple statistics that students can collect from ESPN and USA Today.