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Choosing optimal starting pitchers from many alternatives is a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem. This study develops an evaluation model, based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to the Ideal Solution (TOPSIS), to help managers and coaches of a professional baseball team make the optimal selection for starting pitchers.

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Selecting starting pitchers is a strategic issue with a significant effect on the performance of a professional team.

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This page is a summary of: Professional Baseball Team Starting Pitcher Selection Using AHP and TOPSIS Methods, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, August 2014, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2014.11868742.
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