Every other day (my high school has block schedule), I sit in AP Statistics. It’s no surprise that I love this class, considering how much I enjoy baseball statistics and their analysis. I wouldn’t be writing for Beyond The Box Score if I didn’t love stats.
Since the first day of school, I have been hoping to learn something through my AP Statistics class that I could use directly in my baseball writing.
When Ryan Thibodaux began to collect this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballots (as he has done every year since 2014), I realized that I could use my limited AP Statistics knowledge to build a model to predict the final vote totals — and with that, the odds of election — for each player in the Class of 2019.
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