Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – August 2, 2016
Football: Football Outsiders publishes the Worst CB Charting Stats, 2015. FiveThirtyEight says Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Only As Good As Brandon Marshall And Eric Decker Make Him.
Baseball: FanGraphs on The Catcher Who Suddenly Stopped Catching. Tom Tango with StatCast Lab: Once we hit 88mph exit speed, we’re going to see some serious…. The Hardball Times on the The Reliability of Intrinsic Batted-Ball Statistics, Recasting PITCHf/x Data in Two Dimensions and Fixing Batted-Ball Statistics with Statcast. FiveThirtyEight on The MLB Closers Best At Cleaning Up Their Own Messes. Beyond the Box Score says The Red Sox are not built to win in the playoffs. Baseball Prospectus Feature: Getting `Em Outta There by Rob Mains. FiveThirtyEight says MLB Teams Should Go For Talent, Not Balance, At The Trade Deadline. FanGraphs Team Ball-in-Play Analysis: An Overview. FiveThirtyEight says MLB Games Are Slow Again, And It’s Helping Older Hitters.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus on NBA Players at the Olympics. Hardwood Paroxysm on The Original Splash Brothers: Louie Dampier & Darel Carrier.
Soccer: StatsBomb on a new kind of analytics. American Soccer Analysis on Visualizing Expected Goals, Actual Goals, and Player Salary.
Submissions requested: For the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.
Conferences: Sixth Annual Sabermetrics Seminar to Benefit the Jimmy Fund and the Angioma Alliance August 13-14 in Boston. Boston.com article on the Sabermetrics seminar. Sports Analytics Innovation Summit August 24-25 in San Francisco. RIT Hockey Analytics Conference to be held September 10th.