24 December 2010

Benefit of the Doubt: Odd Patterns in Umpire Compensation @ BtB

Episode #7 of Benefit of the Doubt:

The takeaway: due to the intricacies of player behavior and random variance, the size of the expected strike zone does not always correspond to real-world bias. Both, however, are important in measuring how the umpire's call changes depending on the context of the pitch.

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