How Sprint Speed Affects Offensive Ability in Baseball

Baseball Final Project

What I am Trying to Accomplish

In baseball, it is known that speed can help offensive ability, such as through stolen bases or beating ground balls. However, it is not fully known by how much. This project will attempt to find how strongly speed affects the offensive ability of a player by getting hits through making graphs.

How I can do this

I am doing this by using stats from baseballsavant, which tracks the sprint speed of players, how hard they hit the ball, and what their actual batting average is. I can use this data to figure out which players are getting more hits than they should based on how hard they hit the ball and as a result are improving their offensive ability due to their speed.