Author: Jeffrey Brover, Sport Management and Statistics at Rice University Below are six sortable and searchable tables of basic and advanced statistics in hitting, pitching, fielding, and catching for the 2022 KCL season. A glossary of all statistics can be found at the bottom. Hitting Statistics Pitching Statistics Fielding Statistics Glossary Basic Hitting GP: Games…

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Author: Jeffrey Brover, Sport Management and Statistics at Rice University Intro Throughout the summer, the Kernels Collegiate League (KCL) played a total of 61 games at the Corn Crib, while the Cornbelters will play a 59-game regular season slate (31 home, 28 away), not counting up to five potential additional playoff games. This means a…

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Author: Robert Reyes, Applied Mathematics Major at UCLA, Normal Cornbelters Baseball Analytics Intern 0. Introduction How do you decide on an MVP? This is the question MVP voters have been asking themselves for generations. The crux of the question is the word value. What defines value? Who has more value than others? Do you have…

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Author: Jacob Hallowell, Penn State Data Science When batting, a few main factors go into hitting the ball far. These factors include Launch Angle, Exit Velocity, Spin Rate, and Spin Direction. Using data acquired during batting practice with Hayden Stork, a Kernel’s Collegiate League (KCL) player, we are able to take all sorts of data…

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Author: Robert Reyes, Applied Mathematics Major at UCLA, Normal Cornbelters Baseball Analytics Intern 0. Overview of KCL fWAR Wins Above Replacement (WAR) is one of the most important stats that sabermetrics has introduced. It aims to measure how many wins a player is worth to their team by comparing them to a “replacement player,” or…

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