Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 4th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective piece on Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and Stats vs. Winning. FiveThirtyEight says Yes, It’s Strange That Colin Kaepernick Doesn’t Have A Deal Yet. Football Perspective examines NFL And Regression To the Mean, 1970-2016.

Baseball: FanGraphs wonders If the MLB Is Already Shrinking the Strike Zone. John Dewan writes about Out Ratio vs. Catch Probability. Bill James Online Matt Kemp and the Limits of WAR. The Hardball Times shows How Umpires’ Ejection Rates Change with Age and Experience. FiveThirtyEight answers Is The Home Run Back? Will The Shift Ever Die? And 8 More Burning Baseball Questions. Baseball Prospectus with Circle Change: Daniel Murphy Raises the Ghost of an Idea by Zach Crizer.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus Revisits the offensive style for the 2016-17 season. FiveThirtyEight confirms NBA Teams Are Resting Players Earlier And Earlier. Nylon Calculus Week 22 in Review: Proliferation of high-usage stars. FiveThirtyEight says The Cavs Might Actually Be In Trouble.

College Basketball: Nylon Calculus writes that NCAA tournament teams score fewer points in domes – but not for the reasons you think. The Harvard Sports Analytics Collective says Have Faith in the Mid-Major: Gonzaga is For Real. The Harvard Sports Analytics Collective points out that North Carolina’s Ability on the Boards is Absurd.

Hockey: HockeyAnalysis.com asks GAR, What is it Good For?? Hockey Graphs takes Friday Quick Graphs: The Dangers of Binning Data. Meanwhile, HockeyAnalysis.com on when to use Binning to Overcome Noisy Data.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis on Adrian Heath’s High Risk Approach to Defense. StatsBomb with the Premier League Relegation Wrap.

Tennis: Heavy Topspin has reached the milestone of charting 3,000 Matches.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR analyzes Swinging on the First Pitch.

Conferences: The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit April 5-6 (London).

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