Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 2nd, 2019
Football: Football Perspective reminds us Yards Are Not Men: They Are Not Created (Or Valued) Equally. Football Outsiders’ QBASE 2019. Football Perspective’s 2018 Running Back Rushing Success Rate. Football Perspective examines How Sticky Is Yards per Carry From Year To Year.
College Football: Football Study Hall Revisits the 2015 college football season with advanced box scores.
Baseball: FanGraphs’ Super-Duper Official Final Preseason-2019 ZiPS Projected Standings. Baseball Prospectus’ DRA and DRA-: A Starter Guide. BeyondTheBoxScore asks Will modern bullpen strategies lead to the demise of the closer? Baseball Prospectus Feature: Investigating Good Defense at First Base. FiveThirtyEight says The Royals Are MLB’s Fastest Team In Years. FanGraphs on David Hess and No-Hittus Interruptus. Mark Simon lists the the Overachieving & Underachieving Pitchers in 2018. The Sports Information Solutions blog explains Strike Zone Runs Saved. Tom Tango’s WOWY Framing, part 4 of N: pitcher and park adjustments, part 5 of N: barnstorming testing, part 6 of N: Random Variation and part 7 of N: single play reporting. FanGraphs tries to determine What’s an Opt-Out Worth. Diamond data: Elon students immerse themselves in baseball analytics. Dave Sheinin Washington Post article: If you’re still out there trying to resist all the change, there’s some bad news for you: You’ve already lost.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus looks for the historical precedent for Devin Booker. Kostas Pelechrinis on the value of an assist in basketball and the value of sports analytics in STEM education.
College Basketball: FiveThirtyEight writes that Zion Williamson Packed A Lot Of Greatness Into A Short College Career. Ken Pomeroy: The AP poll creates stories and incentivizes weak schedules. FiveThirtyEight finds The NCAA Tournament Has Turned Into A Dunk Contest. Forbes: Purdue Analytics Guru Enjoying Another Sweet 16 Run In NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Soccer: StatsBomb’s Three Premier League Numbers To Watch. Luke Stanke introduces his MLS Lineup Lowdown tool.
Tennis: Heavy Topspin looks at WTA Aging Patterns and Bianca Andreescu’s Future. Stephanie Kovalchik blog post on Top Pressure Performances in March.
General: Jimmy Feterman analyzes New York City Basketball Courts through Public Data.
Your moment of R: Paul Rossman on Getting Started with analyzing NFL play-by-play data using nflscrapR. Ben Dilday’s Marcel projections in R.
Conferences: April 12-13 is the SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit in Durham, NC.