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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 12, 2016

Football: Football Outsiders publishes SackSEER 2016.

College Football: Football Study Hall says 2015 college football receiver stats show no one was as efficient and explosive as JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Baseball: FanGraphs says We Might Already Have the Season’s Worst Called Ball. The Hardball Times on The Physics of the Cutoff: Part II. FiveThirtyEight says Older Hitters Are Declining, But It’s Not Because They Can’t Stand The Heat. FanGraphs offers Shift Data! The Hardball Times is Going Deep on Goin’ Deep.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight says The Warriors Have A 93 Percent Chance Of Hitting 73 Wins. Nylon Calculus on Steve Kerr: Lineup Wizard. FiveThirtyEight says Russell Westbrook Is The Greatest Triple-Double Machine In Recorded History. Nylon Calculus Deep Dives: Floor Balance and Transition Defense.

College Basketball: FiveThirtyEight says This UConn Team Was Better Than Last Year’s Team. Ken Pomeroy announces Your 2016 kPOY: Brice Johnson.

Soccer: StatsBomb says PDO in Football/Soccer Is Stupid – Please Stop Using It. American Soccer Analysis on The State of MLS Goalkeeping So Far in 2016: “Meh”. StatsBomb on The Search For Confidence And The Hot Foot Theory. FiveThirtyEight says Soccer Hamstring Injuries Are Up, But Preventing Them Is Complicated.

Golf: FiveThirtyEight reports that Jordan Spieth’s Collapse Also Required A Great Comeback.

Your moment of R: BaeballWithR with an R script to combine the ESPN home run tracker with pitch data.

Conferences: The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit is set for April 13-14. The SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit to be held April 15-16 at UNC.

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