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    Baseball Stats: Using Multiple Factors With Variable Ranges As Input

    Hello, I am working on creating a statistic to predict players most likely to get a hit on any given day. In this statistic, I am using five different predictive factors, which I am going to then assign relative weights to in order to improve the accuracy of the prediction statistic. For...
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    Stats - What Government Can Learn From Baseball

    Hi All, The City of Boston is using statistics and data in unprecedented ways to make citizens lives better -- everything from using Waze data to manage traffic (6:30) to "CityScore," way to measure all of our indicators and give ourselves a single score (12:20). Please see the TEDx talk below...
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    Compound Probability

    Hey guys, i am having a bit of trouble with this basic probability question which shows that i do not understand the basics at all. The question is: What's the chance that a .250 hitter in baseball gets at least one hit in a game. (Assume the player has five at-bats) Firstly, I do not...
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    Multiple Criteria, non-binary outcomes

    So, I'm trying to predict outcomes using baseball data. What I want to do is predict the outcome of batted balls based on the following criteria: Pitcher: 50% groundballs allowed, 20% line drives allowed, 25% flyballs allowed, 5% popups allowed. Batter: 40% groundballs hit, 15% line drives...
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    Baseball Regression Issue (STATA)

    Hello!! I am glad a site exists like this where peole can compare information on this growing field. Baseball analytics is huge these days and I am doing some research on the field myself. Using STATA, I regressed my dependent variable (runs scored by Home team) on 10 independent offensive...
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    Model building question-Is the researcher right?

    I'm thinking about a researcher who made the following statement about a model(upon criticism of his interpretation of the data). "There is a number of these univariate correlations in the data that do not fit the model (out of the thousands, there would be)"-researcher Basically my...