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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – December 10th, 2019

Football: Eric Eager’s PFF Data Study: Value of rushing quarterbacks in the NFLFootball. Football Perspective notes Tom Brady Leads The NFL In Throwaways; Kyle Allen Is The Least Aggressive. The Extra Point blog: Where’s the best spot on the field to complete passes… and not get picked off? Josh Hermsmeyer finds Teams Are Excelling When Their QBs Leave The Pocket. Can That Continue? Aaron Schatz looks at which NFL players are improving (and declining). Football Perspective: The Patriots Really Want To Pass; Nobody Wants To Pass On the 49ers. Timo Riske’s PFF Data Study: How confident can we be in kickers?

College Football: Football Outsiders’ FEI Week 14 Ratings.

Baseball:  Rameen Forghani explains What Jump Can Tell About an Outfielder’s Defense. Sam Miller explains How is WAR calculated, really? Breaking down a single play to find out.  FanGraphs writes that Opportunity Matters for Defensive Value. Baseball Prospectus Flu-Like Symptoms: The Benefits of Discipline. The SIS blog’s Updated 2019 Infield DRS Leaders Using PART System. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: re-centering the x-stats for 2019. Beyond the Box Score wonders what would happen If you had a team full of non-tendered players… FanGraphs points out Michael Pineda Was Elite at Pitch Tunneling. The Walk Like a Sabermetrician blog looks at Leadoff Hitters, 2019. Baseball Prospectus Moonshot: MLB Admits Lower Seam Height Caused The Home Run Surge. Travis Sawchik identifies Where The Top MLB Free Agents Would Make The Biggest Difference.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus: Nylon Calculus: Ben Simmons is a uniquely versatile defender.

College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: Let the REAL games begin (HV Weekly: 12/6/2019).

Soccer: A public data set of spatio-temporal match events in soccer competitions. StatsBomb ponders Who are Germany’s other best goalkeepers?

General: Andrew Mack’s article on sports modeling and how failure can be the secret to eventual success.

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