Sunday, August 5, 2012

Methodology Updates

As mentioned in my Today's Games post, I have made some methodology updates to my MLB rankings that have now been pushed out to the site (the Ticker, Daily Rankings, and Pitcher Rankings).

The most significant change was to how I weight the games to calculate the daily rankings.  My current approach was to weight all games played within the last 28 days equally.  I now have a more methodologically sound weighting approach that also does a better job at predicting how the betting market sets the run totals and moneylines.