Ross Ohlendorf played in the Majors for the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, and Cincinnati Reds, and in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. He attended Princeton University, where he majored in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. In 2002, as a freshman pitcher, he was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Ohlendorf, a second-team All-Ivy selection, was 3rd in the League with a 3.02 ERA. He finished with a 62 record. As a student, he penned a 140-page senior thesis entitled Investing in Prospects: A Look at the Financial Successes of Major League Baseball Rule IV Drafts from 1989 to 1993. He completed his degree at Princeton in 2006 while in the Arizona Diamondbacks' farm system. He received the George Mueller Award from the university for combining "high scholarly achievement in the study of engineering with quality performance in intercollegiate athletics". In his senior thesis, Ohlendorf used sabermetrics to demonstrate the return on investment from the Major League Baseball Draft.
In this image provided by Karin van der Wiel/ NOAA/ Princeton University, shows climate change effects on patterns of mild weather. Kiss goodbye some of those postcard-perfect, ideal-for-outdoor-wedding days. A new study said global warming is going to steal some of those exceedingly pleasant weather days from our future. On average, Earth will have four fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by 2035 and ten fewer of them by the end of the century, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. (Karin van der Wiel/ NOAA/ Princeton University via AP)
FILE - This handout photo, taken Aug. 17, 2005, file photo, provided by the US Geological Survey/Princeton University shows an American pika. A new study shows populations of the rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters habitat. The U.S. Geological Survey research unveiled Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, found ranges of the mountain-dwelling herbivore are decreasing in southern Utah, northeastern California and in the Great Basin that covers most of Nevada. (Shana S. Weber/USGS, Princeton University via AP)
Princeton University Professor Cornel West mocked fellow civil rights activist Al Sharpton on Monday, accusing him of always wanting to be the center of attention on issues that affect the black community. (C-SPAN2 via National Review)
** FILE ** President Obama (right) shakes hands with Princeton University Professor Cornel West (center) and poet Sonia Sanchez (left) after delivering remarks at the National Urban League's 100th anniversary convention in Washington on Thursday, July 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Obama announces his selection of Alan Krueger (left), a labor economist at Princeton University, as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Obama (right) shakes hands with Princeton University Professor Cornel West (center) and poet Sonia Sanchez (left) after delivering remarks at the National Urban League's 100th anniversary convention in Washington on Thursday, July 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **
Paul Krugman, a Princeton University professor of economics and a New York Times columnist, is applauded by Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman after winning the Nobel Prize in economics. (Associated Press) ** FILE **