Thursday, February 18, 2016

Idea Showcase

          We just finished Idea showcase. There weren't many people there, but I did get some people interested in my moneyball idea. I would say that my biggest achievment of idea showcase was gaining a mentor. One of the teachers that stopped by my poster has a husband that writes about fantasy sports teams. He has a lot of experience and will be able to help me with my project. 
           The next step is to figure out where to build my fantasy team and keep track of my players progress. Since the project is due in May, I won't be able to do the entire baseball season. Instead I will only keep track for a couple months, and see what the stats are and what the team's record is. 


           I'm sorry for the lack of blogs lately, but I've been struggling with ideas for a long time, and with time running out, I've finally found something that I would love to do. If you've ever seen the movie MoneyBall, you'll understand my project. I have a very strong interest in sports, and have strong math skills, making this project perfect for me. MoneyBall (Not the movie), is a strategy used by some professional sports teams. The strategy is to use statistical analysis to aquire players that are undervalued by other teams for really cheap and sell players that are overvalued by other teams for a lot of money. By using the moneyball strategy, you can make a unnsuccesful or poor sports a real competitor against richer more succesful teams.