Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – August 27th, 2019

Football: Carter McGary’s NFL YoY Correlation Tool. Warren Sharp says NFL Preseason Personnel Grouping Analysis Can Tell Us A Lot About 2019. Football Outsiders ponders Should NFL Players Actually Want an 18-Game Season? Surprisingly, Maybe. Football Perspective on Andrew Luck’s Retirement: How Good Was He Really? FiveThirtyEight writes Few QBs As Good As Andrew Luck Have Left The Game So Early.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight writes Transfer Quarterbacks Are All The Rage, But Do They Deliver At Their New Schools? FiveThirtyEight wonders If This Is The Year Georgia Finally Wins The College Football Playoff? Football Outsiders’ FEI 2019: New and Improved. FiveThirtyEight finds Florida’s College Football Powers Aren’t What They Used To Be.

Baseball: FanGraphs publishes Pitch Framing Park Factors. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: do players who radically change their Launch Angle change their Exit Velocity? FanGraphs points out We’ve Never Had This Many Multi-Homer Games. Baseball Prospectus Flu-Like Symptoms: The 2019 Cubs and Home-Field Advantage. Mark Simon’s World’s No. 1 Starting Pitcher Rankings. FanGraphs on The Rise of the All-Slider Outing. Beyond the Box Score looks to answer Is Aroldis Chapman the greatest left-handed reliever ever? Travis Sawchik at FiveThirtyEight writes that For Decades, Relievers Pitched Better Than Starters. Not Anymore. Meanwhile, FanGraphs examines The Real Reliever Problem. Beyond the Box Score Revisits whether clutch is a skill. FanGraphs identifies MLB’s Most Improved Position Players. Vicente Iglesias’ Saberseminar presentation on Game Theory Analysis of Optimal Pitch Frequency Mix. Barton Smith posts his latest thoughts on the Laminar Express.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus Introduces triple-threat charts. Nylon Calculus: What NBA teams are capitalizing on the corner 3?

College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Brad Stevens Defensive Concepts (HV Weekly: 8/25/19). Andrew Dieckhoff looks back on season one of the NET rankings.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs Revisits NWHL Game Score.

Soccer: Matt Rhein on What Metrics Are Linked With Winning In Scottish Football.

Tennis: Stephanie Kovalchik examines Who Has the Momentum Going into the US Open?

Your moment of R: Lee Sharpe offers help in scraping NFL data. Sharpe maps PFF ids to PFR ids. Thomas Mock updates his How to improve your nflscrapR graphics tutorial.

Conferences: On September 11-12 in Vienna is the Football Analytics and Performance Summit. The RIT Sports Analytics Conference is September 14th in Rochester. The New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will be held September 28th in Cambridge.

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