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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – August 1st, 2017

Football: FiveThirtyEight says Le’Veon Bell Is Irreplaceable. The Steelers Have Yet To Notice.. Football Outsiders on how to determine a WR’s value (in this case Jarvis Landry) in Part 1 and Part 2. Football Perspective’s Take Away His X Best Carries In 2016 And He’s Average.

Baseball: The Ringer with a piece on The Bill James of Japan. FanGraphs looks at Trends in Free Agent Spending on Hitters. FiveThirtyEight points out that Trades Aren’t Just For The Deadline Anymore. John Dewan on Defensive Transitions from the Minors. The Hardball Times on The Physics of a Rising Fastball. BeyondTheBoxScore with The San Diego Padres are a statistical conundrum. FanGraphs feels There’s Something About This Year’s Hitters. FiveThirtyEight believes Baseball’s Richest Just Got Much Richer. FanGraphs and The Hardball Times on Jay Jaffe’s book ‘Cooperstown Casebook’.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus Nylon Calculus: Ball movement through the lens of assist distributions. Nylon Calculus believes Skal Labissiere could be a special offensive player.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy on How to measure site-specific home-court advantage, part one. Eli Boettger at The Heat Check blog looks at College Basketball’s Transfer Movement By The Numbers. Boettger also ranks College Basketball’s 351 Rosters By Average Recruiting Ratings.

Soccer: Jake Walerius with an article on The future of soccer analytics and what it might mean for the average fan. StatsBomb Trend-ing Topics: How Basic Data Vis Can Reveal Incredibly Important Football Info. StatsBomb on Quantifying finishing skill.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs Introduces Weighted Points Above Replacement – Part 1.

Lacrosse: Moneyball Lacrosse’s July Power Rankings.

Conferences: Section on Statistics in Sports at JSM 2017 on August 2nd in Baltimore. The Sports Analytics World Series on August 4th in Melbourne.

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