Applying Machine Learning Techniques to Baseball Pitch Prediction

  title={Applying Machine Learning Techniques to Baseball Pitch Prediction},
  author={Michael Hamilton and Phuong Hoang and Lori Layne and J. Murray and D. Padget and Corey Stafford and Hien Tran},
Major League Baseball, a professional baseball league in the US and Canada, is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world. [...] Key Method We apply several common machine learning classification methods to PITCHf/x data to classify pitches by type. We then extend the classification task to prediction by utilizing features only known before a pitch is thrown. By performing significant feature analysis and introducing a novel approach for feature selection, moderate improvement over former results is…Expand
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