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Batted Balls and Better Data Part II

Imagine a batter hits a long fly ball that’s destined for the right field seats only for the outfielder on the other team to clear the wall and rob him of his home run. In traditional stat sheets, this is

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Batted Balls and Better Data Part I

I’ve previously written about the fact that a batter’s results are a combination of both talent and randomness; therefore, using results alone offers a very incomplete view of a player’s performance. This season, we’ve finally been given access to a couple new data sources

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