Baseball data visualizations

Data visualizations and analysis of MLB performance.

Buying Success in Baseball
National League 2009
National League 2009

Project

Posters

Year

2009-2010

Project

Posters

Year

2009-2010

With the World Series victory of the New York Yankees in 2009, the most frequent comment (against the Yankees) was that they “bought another one.” This raises the question of “can you really buy a championship?” and if not, how well can you do?

The first poster follows the winnings & payrolls of all 30 teams across the 2008 & 2009 seasons to see if it really is possible to buy success. The result is that, while the teams who spent more tended to do better, it still does not guarantee a play-off spot and especially not a World Series title.

The following two posters track the results of every game of the 2009 National League Season. It tracks wins and losses of each team as well as calling out other related statistics and achievements hidden in the data.

The second poster uses a system of dots to show wins & losses as well as keeping track of each series opponent. The third poster depicts each team’s regular season as a line with wins and losses visualized as incremental advances up or down which helps to contextually build relationships between the 16 different teams’ collective successes and failures.

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About Meja

I am a User Experience Designer living & working in the Philadelphia area. “MEJA” are my initials so there is no correct way to pronounce it. The lion holding a patriarchal cross is a combination of family crests.

With 15 years of experience my focus has been on user centered design while specializing in data visualization. I have worked in the financial industry, e-commerce, and currently work in business intelligence.

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