Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – August 23, 2016

Football: Football Outsiders analyzes Derek Carr: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics.

College Football: Football Study Hall Compares QB play across the power five conferences.

Baseball: FanGraphs on The Best Year at Second Base… Ever. Tom Tango with StatCast PreLab: forecasting matchups and  StatCast Lab: How far are Moss and Aoki hitting balls?. The Hardball Times on progress Towards a Probability Distribution Over Batted-Ball Trajectories. Baseball Prospectus on What`s Average For Pitchers. The Hardball Times on The Physics of Hard-Hit Balls. FanGraphs Imagines the All-World Defense Team.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Fairly plausible differences in offense and defense analytics. Nylon Calculus wonders What if Michael Jordan had joined a super-team instead of the Wizards? FiveThirtyEight says Carmelo Anthony Really Is Better On Team USA. Nylon Calculus writes about The myth of accelerated growth from Team USA experience.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis with PScore: Modeling Tactics in MLS by game state. StatsBomb’s Big Bundesliga Preview For 2016-17.

Olympics: FiveThirtyEight says Winning An Olympic Gold Medal Hasn’t Been This Difficult Since 1896. FiveThirtyEight points out that Southeast Asia Is Having Its Best Olympics Ever. FiveThirtyEight says Serving Is A Disadvantage In Some Olympic Sports. FiveThirtyEight  research shows The Scoring For The Decathlon And Heptathlon Favors Running Over Throwing.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR on the Relationship between Exit Velocity, Launch Angle, and Probability of Hit. Nylon Calculus Nylon 101: Q&A with Emmanuel Perry on “Intro to R”.

Submissions requested: For the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

Conferences: Sports Analytics Innovation Summit August 24-25 in San Francisco. RIT Hockey Analytics Conference to be held September 10th. Boston Hockey Analytics Conference on October 1st.

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