Visualizing sports data is popular among sports fans. Sports stats and records have been visualized in various ways. Those visualizations help to catch trends quickly, also entertain users rather just by providing numerical statistics.
I visualized 2017 regular series of Houston Astros using Tableau Desktop. Houston Astros showed outstanding performance in 2017. They won the 2017 MLB World Series for the first time of their franchise history since the team was founded in 1965. Astros recorded 101 wins, the first 100+ wins since 1998, and Jose Altuve, the second baseman of Houston Astros, received the American League MVP title. Before the season, Houston Astros spent many years for their extensive rebuilding. They lost 111 games in 2013 after trading away nearly all their veteran players in return for prospects. Average payroll in 2017 of Houston Astros is 19th among all 30 MLB teams. My visualization will review the 2017 year of Houston Astros highlights, events, and performance of major players.
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Excerpt: My visualization reviews the 2017 year of Houston Astros highlights, events, and performance of major players