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Quantifying Defensive ability in Baseball

Year: 
2012
Researcher(s): 
James Rader, Ryan Rahrig (advisor)
Institution: 
Ohio Northern University
Discipline: 
Statistics

This speech deals with the problem of quantifying the defensive ability of baseball players. The most commonly used measure of defense is fielding percentage. We will discuss several modifications of this measure that take into account other factors that help determine how much impact a player’s defensive performance has on the outcome of the game. The full student program can be found here.

2012 Miami University Fall Conference: Statistics in Sports