Looking for a Breakout Performance

Every franchise is looking for that player who seems to come out of nowhere to be a major contributor in their lineup. Players like Jose Bautista who went from 1.8 WAR in 2009 to 6.5 WAR in 2010 or Justin Turner who went from 0.5 WAR in 2013 to 3.4 WAR in 2014. The costContinue reading “Looking for a Breakout Performance”

Using Bayesian Models to Predict MLB Free Agent Salaries

Executive Summary I created a linear regression model to predict how much salary a Major League player will make in free agency. This model will help determine which free agents are affordable and fit into the team’s yearly budget. I used a player’s WAR values from the previous three seasons, All-Star and MVP status, position,Continue reading “Using Bayesian Models to Predict MLB Free Agent Salaries”