He recently developed a pitch-scoring metric for Rapsodo, a St.
Louis-based sports technology company that, among other services, provides Major League pitchers with useful data about pitch velocity, spin and rotation. Gupta connected with Rapsodo after its general manager, Art Chou, visited his sports business analytics class, taught by Patrick Rishe, director of the sports business program at Olin Business School. Gupta had always dreamed of a career in sports analytics. Now, thanks to Rishe, he had a foothold. Gupta also credits Student Life, where he currently serves as senior sports editor, for his communication skills. But can he explain that to right fielder Aaron Judge?
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Why should they listen to me? You have to let them do their jobs and use their data to their advantage, not your advantage. Every play starts with the pitcher in a one-on-one matchup. And you have a huge sample size of games per season and about pitches per game.
So you have a large volume of data points and a controlled setting in which to make inferences. Compare that to football, with only 16 games and far more variables.
Give an example of a stat that has fundamentally changed how baseball is played. The traditional offensive stats — batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage — each have fundamental flaws when used alone. More filters. Sort order. Mar 14, Ms. Yingling rated it liked it. I must admit that I was able to follow neither the math of this book nor the baseball.
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A whole lot of math is covered, from the geometry of the field and angles of Will give this to our algebra teacher to read to see what he thinks. Can't opine on content, and my only wish about format is that the print weren't so tiny. Lots of pictures of players and stadiums, so is otherwise visually appealing.
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This book taught me stuff I didn't know, but also struck me as too dense in material for anyone not in at least 5th grade. The math requires some knowledge, and background knowledge of baseball makes the text more accessible. Laura Emden rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Susan N. Auerbach rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Derrick rated it it was ok Mar 17, Samuel Capretta rated it it was amazing Apr 25, V Dixon rated it liked it Dec 14, Anthony marked it as to-read Mar 15, Thompson marked it as to-read Dec 21, John Petrides marked it as to-read Aug 13, Capuano marked it as to-read Nov 19, HumanBoyEarth added it Jan 16, Helen marked it as to-read May 30, Tom Oscanyan is currently reading it Jan 02, Hannah added it Jan 18, Robert McCallister is currently reading it Jun 18, Jonathan Jeon is currently reading it Sep 15, Yongin caridi is currently reading it Dec 02, Song Meo Choi added it Feb 16, Judy Palmatier is currently reading it Feb 27,