With 'pitchRx', one can easily obtain Major League Baseball Advanced Media's 'Gameday' data (as well as store it in a remote database). The 'Gameday' website hosts a wealth of data in XML format, but perhaps most interesting is 'pitchfx'. Among other things, 'pitchfx' data can be used to recreate a baseball's flight path from a pitcher's hand to home plate. With pitchRx, one can easily create animations and interactive 3D 'scatterplots' of the baseball's flight path. 'pitchfx' data is also commonly used to generate a static plot of baseball locations at the moment they cross home plate. These plots, sometimes called strike-zone plots, can also refer to a plot of event probabilities over the same region. 'pitchRx' provides an easy and robust way to generate strike-zone plots using the 'ggplot2' package.

Documentation

Manual: pitchRx.pdf
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Maintainer: Carson Sievert <cpsievert1 at gmail.com>

Author(s): Carson Sievert <cpsievert1 at gmail.com>

Install package and any missing dependencies by running this line in your R console:

install.packages("pitchRx")

Depends R (>= 2.15.1), ggplot2(>=0.9.3)
Imports XML2R(>=0.0.6), plyr, MASS, hexbin, mgcv
Suggests DBI, dplyr, RSQLite(>=1.0.0), parallel, knitr, animation, shiny, testthat, ggsubplot, rgl
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Package pitchRx
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URL http://cpsievert.github.com/pitchRx
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Version 1.8.2
Published 2015-12-09
License MIT + file LICENSE
BugReports http://github.com/cpsievert/pitchRx/issues
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