Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: November 2007

Notice: Our meetings are located at the Blue and Gold Club Tavern on the University of Delaware campus.

Speaker: Dr. Shane T. Jensen
Department of Statistics
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Title: Statistical Models for the Evaluation of Fielding in Baseball


The use of statistical modeling in baseball has received substantial attention recently in both the media and academic community. We focus on a relatively under-explored topic: the use of sophisticated statistical models for the analysis of fielding. We combine high-resolution ball-in-play data with spatial modeling in order to evaluate the performance of individual fielders. We also present a hierarchical Bayesian model for the sharing of information between players at each position. We also discuss our procedure in the context of past procedures for fielding evaluation.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007

Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm

Blue and Gold Club Tavern
University of Delaware   Directions/Map

Entree: Buffet or order from menu -- depending on attendance
Cost: $25 for members, $15 for students
Or pay for your meal from the menu + $5.00.


Reservations to: 

Bruce Stanley by Wednesday, November 14, 2007.
Phone: 302-695-6914
Email: Bruce Stanley.

Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date.

2006 was a very successful year --

2006 Program Review.

and the program of meetings for Spring 2007 promises to continue that success --

Spring 2007 Meetings.

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