As the 2012 Major League Baseball season gets under way, it’s a good time to check in on the predictions of Bruce Bukiet, mathematics professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

http://m.njit.edu/~bukiet/baseball/baseball.html

Using the performance data from all of the expected players, Bukiet applies a mathematical model to predict the final win-loss standings for every team in the league. Last year, Bukiet’s model correctly identified six of the eight playoff teams.

Unlike most predictors (my statistics friends would probably prefer I use the term *projectors*), Bukiet does not seem shy about comparing his past predictions to the actual results.

An interesting mathematical question would be “How can we* measure *how accurate these predictions really are?”

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