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  • proper n. Initialism of Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm, a system for forecasting player performance.


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  • PECOTA, which is definitely not as optimistic, still puts Ortiz just behind Mark Teixeira, fifth in the American League, in slugging.


  • Silver developed a system called PECOTA, omparison and Optimization Test

    The News is - The News is Now Public

  • Furthermore, Silver himself invented a system called PECOTA, an algorithm for predicting future performance by baseball players and teams.


  • We already know that one month of stats is less predictive than a whole season's (and both are less predictive still than a good projection system, such as PECOTA).

    Baseball Prospectus

  • "PECOTA" projections that predicted the Indians would finish at 76-86, a record that the GM called "unrealistically good but still bad enough that I wasn't going to make a scene."

    Let's Go Tribe!

  • Baseball Prospectus's PECOTA system seems almost conservative when it projects a mere .462.

    Fans Should Temper Their Expectations for Montero

  • I've learned my lesson well enough to know not to bury the Angels, like some projection systems are doing this spring (please don't kill me PECOTA, I'm still a big fan).

    2010 MLB Predictions

  • PECOTA projections, one of the prediction standards, gives the Nationals a 23 percent chance to make the playoffs.

    A remarkable pitching matchup, a remarkable season

  • PECOTA still loves Kouzmanoff despite two years of relative disappointment.

    Rapid Revolution

  • I'm willing to stake my Huffington Post paycheck he has no idea what his VORP (value over replacement player) level is, how high his PECOTA (player and empirical comparison optimization test algorithm) stats are or how he contributes to his team's Pythagorean expectation.

    Dave Hollander: The Cliff Floyd Factor: Something Bill James Can't Measure


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