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A writer by the name of Matt Swartz, whom has a PhD in Economics from Penn and has written tons of articles in relation to the new sabermetrics of baseball and studied game theory in college, put out a 5 part series on game theory applied to baseball. His primary example of how game theory can be applied to the game is pitch selection. I find the study to be really fascinating and rather shocking. 

I realize most of the “math” that derives at what pitch should be selected at the amateur level might be too tough to compute, with the lack of data that might exist, but it is still incredible to read about… perhaps we can see how good of use it is to collect better data on our own.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/m…..-concepts/ you can read part one here and move over to the next articles at bottom of the page. 

Just as an added discussion… what do you guys think is the best possible organized route at the amateur level to go about planning pitch selection? I am guessing a lot of people here are big fans of Effective Velocity.

 

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