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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 26, 2016

Football: Football Outsiders Introduces BackCAST. Football Outsiders on The East Coast Scheduling Bias. FiveThirtyEight says Losing Tom Brady Is Unlikely To Doom The Patriots.

Baseball: FanGraphs on What Pitchers (and Numbers) Say About Pitching in the Cold. FiveThirtyEight says Statheads Are The Best Free Agent Bargains In Baseball. Baseball Prospectus says Pre-Surgery Strasburg Is Finally Back. FanGraphs with 2016 Statcast Batted-Ball Data: Benchmarks and Context. The Hardball Times on Why Don’t the Indians Win Championships? Blame the Owners. FanGraphs says The Cubs Are the Best Base-Running Team, Too. FanGraphs on How Defensive Metrics Might’ve Saved Jake Arrieta’s No-Hitter. FiveThirtyEight on whether Bryce Harper Surpassed Mike Trout? That’s A Clown Question, Bro.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus with Final team offensive style charts. FiveThirtyEight says The Miami Heat Are The Most Impressive Playoff Team So Far. Nylon Calculus Examines the State of Hack-A-Shaq. Nylon Calculus with Foul Trouble or Troubled by Fouls,

Soccer: StatsBomb on Improving Soccer’s Version Of The Bill James Pythagorean. StatsBomb on Understanding Football Radars For Mugs and Muggles.

Hockey: FiveThirtyEight says Some NHL Stars Get More Assists At Home Than They Deserve.

Conferences: Learn Data Science + Sports Analytics at the 3rd Annual Escape Conference on May 7th in Chicago.

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