Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 21st, 2020
Football: Eric Eager’s PFF Data Study: How scheme changes influence offensive performance. Football Perspective examines Draft Capital Used On Wide Receivers Since 1967. Football Outsiders’ Playmaker Score 2020, SackSEER 2020 and 2019 Adjusted Games Lost: Part II. Neil Paine on Where ESPN’s NFL Draft Model Thinks Your Favorite Player Is Going. Neil also points out Brady With Gronk Is The Best Brady. FIveThirtyEight says The Atlanta Falcons Are Hoarding First-Round Talent. PFF’s Timo Riske Investigates spectacular past draft trades from an analytical perspective. The SIS blog looks at Which college programs produce the best NFL players by position. Lau Sze Yui tweets on using autoencoder in NFL rushing data.
Baseball: FanGraphs: The 2020 Schedule Meets the Chopping Block. Baseball Prospectus Moonshot: What the Crack of the Bat Can Tell Us. FiveThirtyEight’s Travis Sawchik writes about How MLB Could Squeeze Extra Games Into A Shortened Season. Tom Tango explains How fielding systems work (part 2). Mark Simon identifies Which team had the best defensive outfield of the 21st century. Ian Malinowski weighs in on What is the best statistic for measuring defense.
Basketball: Neil Paine makes the case for Why Michael Jordan Was The Best. Adrià Arbués publishes an article on Clustering Euroleague Shooters. Alok Pattani offers some advanced stats (ORtg/DRtg, wins above avg, more – adjusted for schedule!) for ALL women’s D-I players last 6 seasons.
College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: The Truth About Transfers.
Hockey: Hockey Graphs on Using Data to Inform Shorthanded Neutral Zone Decisions. HANIC video: Meghan Hall From Excel to Coding in your Hockey Analysis. Article on Meghan Chayka reconnecting hockey’s analytics community amid pandemic. Article on Namita Nandakumar’s path to the NHL.
Soccer: StatsBomb Decodes Diego: Maradona by the Numbers. Friends of Tracking continues its series of videos on working with soccer analytics data. Saturdays on the Couch explores the new FB REF data: Target Share. Arielle Dror’s Datasets and Analytics for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
Tennis: Stephanie Kovalchik finds Some of the Most Surprising Runs in Recent Grand Slam History.
Check Out These Pythons: PySport on Where it all started.
Your Moment of R: Beyond the Box Score’s Learning R: An introduction. BaseballWithR looks at Player HR Increase due to Modifications of Swing Behavior. Suds Gopaladesikan Creates an Interactive Shot Map (Intro to R Shiny 1/3).
Conferences: The Sounders FC 2020 Sports Science Virtual Seminar continues on April 22 and 29.