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MLB Opening Day: MATLAB, Data and Baseball!

My work was featured on MATLAB’s website in a post before start of the 2016 season.  You can read it here.

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New technology unveiled at Winter Meetings, ABCA conference

Sixteen of the innovations presented were named Best of Show by a panel assembled by Collegiate Baseball. Among the winners were Diamond Kinetics for the BatFitter developed with DiMarini; HitTrax’s Video Capture and Analysis Module, combining video with their camera-based data capture and simulation system; Pocket Radar’s Pro Radar System, designed to integrate through a USB port; and the Radar Tee, which integrates Doppler radar into a hitting tee to measure swing speed and ball exit velocity.

Read the rest at Beyond the Box Score

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Presentation at 5th Annual Saberseminar

This August, I gave a presentation on wearable sensors in baseball as part of the fifth annual Saberseminar in Boston, Mass. The conference, a fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund, featured a number of baseball’s top coaches, writers, and sabermetricians, including former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington (days after stepping down) and former Red Sox Curt Schilling (days after manager John Farrell, originally scheduled to talk, announced he had lymphoma).

Slides on Prezi

Script on Dropbox

Presentation scheduled for 5th Annual Saberseminar!

I am happy to announce I will be presenting a talk on wearable sensors as part of this year’s Saberseminar in Boston, Mass., August 22-23.  The conference features a number of baseball’s top coaches, writers, and sabermetricians, including Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington.

Tickets are on sale now, with proceeds benefiting the Jimmy Fund to support cancer research and care.  Huge thanks to organizers Dan Brooks, Chuck Korb, and everyone else involved for inviting me, and I hope to see you all there!

How fast does team batting average stabilize?

…Carleton showed that a player’s batting average (BA) only stabilizes towards his true talent level after 910 at bats (AB). But a team can get that many AB in a month. Intuitively, if a player can suffer through a bad month at the plate, why can’t a team? The Marlins may have approached the Mendoza line on the road in April, but that includes a 10-for-53 stretch by Giancarlo Stanton. Odds are, they’re not as good as they looked in Miami to open the season, and they’re not as bad as they looked away from Miami either.

Read the rest at Beyond the Box Score