Visual-based Prediction

Source: WSJ, Mar 2011

The most exciting development in baseball analysis right now is probably the development of Field f/x, a camera system that will record the position of the ball and all fielders at all times in every major-league park, thus once and for all solving the mysteries of which players are good at defense and which are bad. To tell how good Jackie Robinson was in the field, Mr. Humphreys has to deduce it from official records that can be unreliable or worse. To tell how good Mr. Jeter is, an analyst must deduce it from batted-ball data collected by human observers, which presents its own serious problems. A few years from now, however, telling how good a player is will be a matter of running his movements through an algorithm.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s