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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 14th, 2020

Football: FiveThirtyEight believes NFL Safeties Should Be Worth More Than Touchdowns. Football Perspective examines Which Tight Ends Played On The Most Efficient Passing Offenses. Football Outsiders’ 2019 Adjusted Games Lost: Part I and BackCAST 2020. The SIS blog’s Alex Vidgerman Introduces the Total Points System to College. Mark Simon Evaluates offensive line needs for teams that use certain run schemes the most. The SIS blog Evaluates The Downfield Aggression Of Quarterbacks.

College Football: PFF’s Seth Galina offers A study in social distancing: How LSU isolated Ja’Marr Chase in a unique environment. adds to their github.

Baseball: FanGraphs Introduces FanGraphs Prep! Baseball Prospectus talks about Measuring Defensive Accuracy in Baseball. FiveThirtyEight’s Travis Sawchik: A Shortened MLB Season Favors The Underdogs — But An Expanded Playoff Helps The Favorites. Tom Tango explains How fielding systems work. FanGraphs on Assessing Reliever Value in a Shorter Season. Beyond the Box Score: Could baseball benefit from adding catch-up mechanics? Bill James continues his series of posts with The Global Cheat, Re-Establishing the Values, Mixed Bag Monday and Who Deserves to Win?. Baseball Prospectus Veteran Presence: The Open Source Hit By Pitch Database. Mark Simon announces Andrelton Simmons Wins The Tournament of Defensive Excellence. Jay Jaffe’s Missed Time and the Hall of Fame, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus: Most surprising NBA scoring performances of the decade.

College Basketball: Eli Boettger posts Breakout national contenders are often aided by incoming transfers. Eli also ponders How would a transfer all-star lineup compare to the nation’s best teams?

Hockey: Applying analytics to 2019 Women’s Worlds.

Soccer: StatsBomb Lab’s: Camera Calibration. Friends of Tracking continues its series of videos on working with soccer analytics data. Liverpool FC’s William Spearman gives a class in pitch control and how tracking data can be used on the field of play.

Tennis: Martin Ingram’s blog post on Historical ATP Serve & Return skills.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR’s Introduction to the Home Run Story. Data Futbol covers Fitting your own football xG model.

Conferences: The Sounders FC 2020 Sports Science Virtual Seminar will be held on Wednesdays April 15, 22 and 29.

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