Articles by hawkhandler

Home Runs heating up?

November 12, 2011 | hawkhandler

My intuition tells me that objects traveling through the air would meet more resistance when there is more moisture in the air. It turns out that my intuition is wrong. It still doesn’t make sense to me but apparently humid … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Show me your WAR face!

October 24, 2011 | hawkhandler

Below is a chart of the top 20 offensive players based on FanGraphs WAR for the 2011 season.  The various features and their corresponding metric are clear in the image. I’ve also included the leader and last place for each … Continue reading → [Read more...]

How does Matt kemp become Andre Dawson?

October 18, 2011 | hawkhandler

While reading this article over at Fangraphs I was inspired to ask myself “what would Matt Kemp have to do between now and then end of his career to be seriously considered for the Hall of Fame?”.  This question comes … Continue reading → [Read more...]

craps 0.1

September 22, 2011 | hawkhandler

The following script simulates a craps game in R any number of iterations with any starting amount of cash and any maximum odds and running until the user is out of cash.  It assumes a specific betting strategy as explained … Continue reading → [Read more...]

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