When Machine Learning Fails

An overview of the challenges in using machine learning and some suggestions on how to overcome them.

Personal Website

Using blogdown to create and host a website on AWS

Similar Players in MLB

Taking a quantitative approach to identify which players are similar to each other.

Simulating a baseball game

Using R and Dynamic Programming to simulate a baseball game.

Setting up an email signature

It takes some consideration to determine what you put into an email signature but there are some great services out there to help.

Setting up a personal email address using AWS

It's not straight forward to set up a professional email using AWS and another email client.

MLB Player Similarity - Validation

As many of you are aware, Baseball-Reference calculates a similarity score for each player against other players. Although this is an accepted way to calculate the similarity between two players, I wanted to see if my methodology compares.

MLB Player Similarity - Calculation

An initial look into how to calculate the similarity between two players in Major League Baseball.

Introduction to Similar Players in MLB

An introduction to some thoughts on using data and analytics for determining player similarity in Major League Baseball.

Predicting Pitch Types

Predict the next pitch based on pitcher batter histories.