In the Moneyball camp, campers will be introduced to the basic concepts which spurred the statistical revolution in baseball popularized by the book, Moneyball. Camp each day will consist of an introduction to a key concept in ‘sabermetrics,’ and time for campers to investigate these concepts using statistical databases. Knowledge of baseball is helpful, though not necessary.
The Moneyball camp will offer campers the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of baseball and to gain insight into the complex world of statistics which drives the game. It will offer campers a simple introduction to statistics and basic Excel skills by applying these skills to the game of baseball. Ultimately, Moneyball and the statistical theories behind it are meant to tell the stories of the game, so the camp will lead any boy who loves baseball to a greater appreciation of the game. Topics will include:
- Understanding the new catch-all baseball statistic, WAR
- The Difficulty with Defensive Statistics
- The Madness of Free Agency
- The Three “True” Outcomes
English & Theology Department Faculty
Alex Hadley is a 7th grade teacher at Northridge, as well as soccer and baseball coach. He has played baseball his whole life and has coached at a variety of levels, including in the middle school at Northridge. He is an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and of baseball in general. Questions about the camp? You can email Mr. Hadley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: August 3–7
Hours: 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
Grades: Entering 7 – 8
Enrollment Cap: 15 campers