Lucas Duda’s Exit Velocity vs Distance Traveled by Singles and Home Runs
graph from Scholastic Math; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)
(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: scatterplot
Source: Smith, Natalie. “Going, Going, Gone! Baseball teams are using a new measurement to predict power hitters.” Scholastic Math, September 26, 2016.
Additional Paired Texted/Resources:
- Smith, Natalie. “Going, Going, Gone! Baseball teams are using a new measurement to predict power hitters.” Scholastic Math: September 26, 2016.
- University of Michigan Engineering. “Exit Velocity | Overview of Baseball’s New Nerdy Statistic.” YouTube: Oct 27, 2015.
- Siegel, Jeremy. “The Importance of 90th Percentile Exit Velocity: Are there better ways to quantify quality of contact?” Pitcher List, February 9, 2021.
- In the Zone News. “Ball Exit Velocity as Important as Pitch Velocity.” In The Zone. Accessed January 8, 2022.
Potential Math Content: scatterplot, bivariate data, statistics, determining the x-axis, clusters, shape of data
Potential Content Connections: sports, baseball, physics