Research Articles

Another Angle on Ohtani V Andújar

Matthew de Marte

Shohei Ohtani was the rightful ROY. In this article I use machine learning to analyze Ohtani V Andújar in a different lens, and look at a players production through a different lens.

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Quantifying the Effect of Outfield Size

Jeff Adams

New SOTG writer Jeff Adams first piece looks to quantify the effect the size of an outfield has on offensive production!

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2018-2019 Top 50 Free Agents

Matthew de Marte, Matt Carlin, and Jeff Adams

This is the class we have all been waiting for. Now lets check out the top 50 free agents with contract projections, and where we think they will all land!

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The 2018 Home Run Report

Matthew de Marte

In 2017 batters set a record for most home runs hit in a single season. In 2018 that number fell drastically. I analyzed the decline in home run balls, mainly due to juiced balls, but also took a deeper look at batted balls, and the leagues adjustment to try and hit the ball hard and in the air.

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Blast Motion Sensor: Correlation to On-Field Performance and How to Better Utilize it

Matthew de Marte

The first study SOTG has performed. For the past four months, I looked into the Blast Motion sensor to see how well performance on it correlated to on-field performance. After identifying whether or not the sensor was useful in predicting a players performance, and evaluating their swing, looking at which specific metrics should be focused on to best enhance a players swing and development.

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Statcast Skills to Team Wins

Matthew de Marte

Statcast has changed the way we consume and analyze baseball forever. In this piece, I use the coding application Rstudio to find what statcast skills correlate best to team wins. It is an exploratory piece looking to see if there are any specific skills teams can focus on that would help generate more wins.