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Were you paying close attention to last Tuesday’s presidential election? If so, chances are you learned the name Nate Silver in the course of your research. During election season, Silver’s blog for the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, became the g0-to source for those looking for an early inclination who might win the presidency just by parsing the numbers. As it turned out, Silver’s predictions turned out to be extremely accurate, correctly predicting 49 of the 50 states in the presidential election, and 31 out of the 33 senate races this year. As such, Silver gained a great amount of public notoriety for his accurate predictions, and all he claims he was doing was looking at the available data and using that to guide him. Likewise, Silver uses the same scientific method when looking at the American League MVP race. Little known to the general public is that Silver is a prominent sabermetrician, and was the primary developer of PECOTA — an algorithm for predicting players’ future ...
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