Baseball Analytics Workshop

I’m excited to announce that we’re planning a Baseball Analytics Workshop at Cleveland State University on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The goal of the workshop is to provide a gentle introduction to exploring baseball data using R and the RStudio environment. Any student at the undergraduate or high school level who loves baseball and math (like me) is strongly encouraged to attend the workshop. I participated in a similar workshop at Carnegie-Mellon last spring and it was a big success.

What is happening at the workshop?

  • In the morning session, Chad Redmond from Mercyherst University will introduce some basic R commands (from the dplyr package) using Lahman season-to-season pitching and batting data.
  • We’ll have lunch on the Cleveland State campus (cost of the lunch is covered by the registration fee).
  • In the afternoon session, I will introduce the new Statcast data and illustrate some basic explorations using this data.
  • Chapman and Hall has generously donated five copies of the 2nd edition of Analyzing Baseball Using R and we’ll give them out as door prizes.
  • After the workshop, we’ll head over to Progressive Field to watch the Cleveland Indians play the Seattle Mariners in an afternoon game. (We have purchased a block of tickets for the participants.)

Sponsors, Hands-on, How to Register

This workshop is sponsored by the American Statistical Association, the Cleveland Chapter of the ASA, and the Jack Graney Chapter of SABR.

This is a hands-on workshop. One learns R not by watching but by typing in code. We expect participants to bring their own laptops and we will have students available to help people who have any questions or issues getting things to work. We’ll be in a classroom where wireless internet is available.

There is a nominal fee to register for the workshop. As the registration site indicates, registration is initially available to students and to SABR members.


If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at


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