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Computing an Optimal Pitching Strategy in a Baseball At-Bat

@article{Douglas2021ComputingAO,
  title={Computing an Optimal Pitching Strategy in a Baseball At-Bat},
  author={Connor Douglas and Everett Witt and Mia Bendy and Yevgeniy Vorobeychik},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2110.04321}
}
The field of quantitative analytics has transformed the world of sports over the last decade. To date, these analytic approaches are statistical at their core, characterizing what is and what was, while using this information to drive decisions about what to do in the future. However, as we often view team sports, such as soccer, hockey, and baseball, as pairwise win-lose encounters, it seems natural to model these as zero-sum games. We propose such a model for one important class of sports… 

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