Do Major League Baseball Pitchers Employ Optimal Mixed Strategies?.

Smith, Jarrod.

Abstract: This following paper analyzes pitch-level data to determine whether Major League Baseball pitchers use optimal mixed strategies. It builds upon an empirical strategy presented in the existing literature, while making novel adjustments to account for certain nuances of the pitcher-batter interaction. The results of this paper are in accordance with those of prior studies; namely, MLB pitc... read more

Tufts University. Department of Economics.
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