You may recall that last month, I sought out experts on MLB salary arbitration. My goal is to be trained on the traditional method of projecting a player’s arbitration salary. Many qualified people wrote in offering their expertise, and I was fortunate to be able to hire two of them for my project.
While I’ve identified my arbitration teachers, I now have a better understanding of the stats I’ll need at my fingertips for each player. Not only do I need a bunch of different stats collected from various sources, but I’ll need to create different multiyear slices of these stats. The result will be a very robust spreadsheet, referred to as my “grid” in industry parlance.
I’ve got solid enough skills in Microsoft Excel, but I’ll need more than that to assemble the spreadsheet I’m envisioning. I need an absolute Excel wizard. This will be well beyond some basic VLOOKUPs. If you’re a master in Excel and a big fan of baseball statistics, please drop me a line at email@example.com explaining your qualifications. I’m looking for someone who can work with me to create my spreadsheet over the next few months as a paid project. You do not need to be an expert in arbitration – I’ll explain how I want the spreadsheet to look and function.