Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 11th, 2017
Football: FiveThirtyEight writes that Tony Romo Was A Good QB In An Era Of Great Ones. Football Perspective examines Drafting a QB In The First Round With An Older Franchise QB.
Baseball: FanGraphs reports that Baseball Is Getting Slower Again. Tom Tango on Pitch velocity: new measurement process, new data points. The Hardball Times explains Win Probability Added Above Replacement. Beyond the Boxscore on How to evaluate a team, sabermetrically. FiveThirtyEight says Mike Trout Is Outrageously Consistent At Being Outrageously Great. FanGraphs on The League’s Continuing March Towards Three Outcome Baseball. Baseball Prospectus Feature: Estimating Release Point Using Gameday`s New Start_Speed by Dan Brooks and Alan M. Nathan. Beyond the Boxscore says Complexity and outliers are poor reasons to reject DRA.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus Updates DRE with a few tweaks. FiveThirtyEight’s MVP Case For Kawhi Leonard and James Harden, MVP. Steven Shea publishes CPR (College Prospect Rating) 2017. Nylon Calculus gives A snapshot of every NBA team’s 2016-17 season. FiveThirtyEight asks Are The Cavs Overrated Or Underrated?
College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy introduces your 2017 kPOY: Josh Hart.
Hockey: Hockey Graphs writes about Identifying Playing Styles with Clustering.
Soccer: StatsBomb article on Passing Network Autographs and Overshooting Style.
Tennis: Carl Bialik with a piece on tennis tracking system PlaySight.
Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR gives code on Constructing a Win Probability Graph Using plotly.