Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – August 15th, 2017

Football: FiveThirtyEight asks Are Lefty Quarterbacks Going Extinct? Football Outsiders studies DVOA by Routes: Receivers., Quarterbacks and Defenses. Football Perspectives finds Teams Are Slightly More Aggressive Than They Used To Be On 4th Down. Football Perspective Guest Post: Passing Volume vs. Passing Efficiency.

College Football: Football Study Hall on How teams are using bigger sets with fullbacks and tight ends to run offense in the spread era.

Baseball: FanGraphs finds Young Players Are Leading the Rise in Three True Outcomes. FiveThirtyEight writes Baseball’s ‘Hot Hand’ Is Real while BaseballWithR offers a critique. Bill James writes about Lady Luck and the 20-Game Winner. Baseball Prospectus’ Flu-Like Symptoms: Double-Switches and the Goldilocks Convergence by Rob Mains. The Hardball Times on The Math of Weighting Past Results. FanGraphs explains The Unexplained Home Runs. Baseball Prospectus Baseball Therapy: The Case of the Missing Fireman by Russell A. Carleton.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Measuring creation with the box score. NBA Math’s NBA Meta: How Teams Can Use Roles, Not Positions, to Build Ideal Lineups. Nylon Calculus offers Three models to project the best offenses for next season. Nylon Calculus ranks the best and worst scorers in every offensive role.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy on How to measure site-specific home-court advantage, part two.

Soccer: StatsBomb’s xG is on TV. Now What? The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Analysis Of Parity Levels In Soccer.  The StatsBomb Previews 2017-18

Hockey: Hockey Graphs on Measuring the Importance of Individual Player Zone Entry Creation.

Lacrosse: Moneyball Lacrosse’s MLL Championship Keys: Outlaws Slipping Picks.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers code to analyze Launch speed and pitch location.

Conferences: September 16th Virginia Sports Analytics Meeting at Roanoke College. September 23rd New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports in Cambridge, MA.

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