Researcher ORCID Identifier
Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Sarah Cannon
2021 Brandon T Mitchell
Baseball is one of the most statistically analyzed sports, simply due to the substantial amount of data that is tracked and recorded. In recent years, researchers have been combining technology and math to aid in development of players, such as bat path tracking and pitch recognition, among others. Without the need for specialized equipment and the availability of public data, we can build an intersection of baseball and mathematics. We construct a Markov chain model and build a baseball game simulation based on that model in order to find a new way to maximize our team's ability. Using random walks and Markov chains, we construct a are able to build the best lineup possible to maximize the average number of runs per game.
Mitchell, Brandon, "Modeling Baseball as a Markov Chain to Optimize Average Runs Per Game" (2021). CMC Senior Theses. 2722.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.