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Tim Kurkjian of ESPN magazine has posted an interesting essay on Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, who graduated from Princeton in 2005 with a degree in operations research and financial engineering.

Kurkjian focuses on Ohlendorf’s senior thesis at Princeton, which was an analysis of the June amateur draft in baseball. In his thesis, Ohlendorf set out to determine whether draft picks are worth the financial investment that teams make in them. What were Ohlendorf’s findings? Read the ESPN piece here.

Photo courtesy Ross Chin via the Daily Princetonian