Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: November 2007


Notice: Our meetings are located at the Blue and Gold Club Tavern on the University of Delaware campus.


Speaker: Dr. Shane T. Jensen
Department of Statistics
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Title: Statistical Models for the Evaluation of Fielding in Baseball

Abstract:

The use of statistical modeling in baseball has received substantial attention recently in both the media and academic community. We focus on a relatively under-explored topic: the use of sophisticated statistical models for the analysis of fielding. We combine high-resolution ball-in-play data with spatial modeling in order to evaluate the performance of individual fielders. We also present a hierarchical Bayesian model for the sharing of information between players at each position. We also discuss our procedure in the context of past procedures for fielding evaluation.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007
 
Time:

Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm
 
Place:

Blue and Gold Club Tavern
University of Delaware   Directions/Map
 
Menu:

Entree: Buffet or order from menu -- depending on attendance
Cost: $25 for members, $15 for students
Or pay for your meal from the menu + $5.00.

 

Reservations to: 

Bruce Stanley by Wednesday, November 14, 2007.
Phone: 302-695-6914
Email: Bruce Stanley.

 
Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date.
 

2006 was a very successful year --

2006 Program Review.

and the program of meetings for Spring 2007 promises to continue that success --

Spring 2007 Meetings.

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