Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 23rd, 2019
Football: The Ringer article on The Race to Make the NFL Draft an Exact Science. Football Perspective Revisits the Draft Value Chart. Football Outsiders’ SackSEER 2019 and BackCAST 2019. FiveThirtyEight on Which Positions Teams Obsess Over (And Overlook) On Draft Day. Football Perspective looks at the Biggest Improvements in Team ANY/A From Year To Year. Bill Connelly believes The secret to drafting a wide receiver is looking at the numbers that matter. Bryce Rossler examines Which DL Position Is Best in 2019 Draft.
Baseball: Driveline Baseball: IS FINDING A STAR NOTHING BUT LUCK?: QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MLB PLAYER DEVELOPMENT. FanGraphs finds Pitching Is Winning Baseball’s Latest Tug of War. Travis Sawchik writes about How The Rays Are Surprising Baseball Again. FiveThirtyEight Came Up With A New Way To Determine Baseball’s Top Power-Speed Guy. Andrew Kyne looks at The cost of defensive mistakes. Tom Tango looks to answer How much better is it to throw your fastball at 95mph than 91mph? BeyondTheBoxScore believes More home runs are coming.
Basketball: Justin Jacobs discusses The Randomness of Ratings. Nylon Calculus asks Is Westbrook struggling because he’s already peaked? FiveThirtyEight, meanwhile, says It’s Time To Talk About Russell Westbrook.
Soccer: StatsBomb ponders What Does a Fullback Do in 2019?
Tennis: Stephanie Kovalchik Puts a Basic Playing Style Classifier to the Test.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR analyzes Home Runs being Up in 2019. FCrStats has a coding challenge. Jason Baik’s tutorial on Animating Expected Possession Value in the NBA.
Conferences: SportsPro Live is April 30th to May 1st in London.