Sports Analytics Methods – Convex Hull Metrics

This is a review of the home plate umpire research conducted by David J. Hunter, applying convex hull metrics. Boos have been ringing out across baseball diamonds, criticizing umpire’s call judgments since the beginning of the game.  Pitch-tracking data provides a method to evaluate and train Major League Baseball umpires and evidence suggests that since…

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Sports Analytics Methods – Bonferroni Adjusted Comparisons

A Closer Look at the Prevalence of Time Rule Violations and the Inter-Point Time in Men’s Gland Slam Tennis This is a review of the tennis analytics research conducted by Otto Kolbinger, Simon Grossmann, and Martin Lames, applying descriptive statistics, regression analysis, and Bonferroni adjusted comparisons. Paragraph 29a of the official International Tennis Federation’s Rules…

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Sports Analytics Methods – Potential Outcomes Framework

This is a review of the baseball analytics research conducted by David Michael Vock and Laura Frances Boehm Vock, applying a potential outcomes framework and G-computation algorithm. Baseball is an intricate sport, intertwining offensive and defensive strategies.  Baseball offense depends on the pitches the batter faces, the batter’s choice to swing, and the batter’s hitting…

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