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BYU CS Student's Research Helps Texas Rangers Win 2023 World Series

Will Melville, a PhD student in the BYU Computer Science Department, works as an analyst with the Texas Rangers. The Texas Rangers desire to strengthen their defense led him to research new defensive positioning strategies. The Rangers won the World Series in November 2023 using a version of Melville’s model to position their outfielders, and this year they are using the model to position the infielders as well. Melville was presented a World Series Ring for his contribution.

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BYU CS Student's Research Helps Texas Rangers Win 2023 World Series

“It was still stressful, but it was also an amazing experience to be with the whole organization and to all be working together toward the common goal. And amazing to watch some of the best players in the world making plays all over the field.”

Will Melville

BYU Student Awarded 2023 World Series Ring

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