Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – December 4th, 2018

Football: Football Perspective writes The Bucs Are Still Completion Percentage And Interception Outliers. Football Perspective’s Week 13 Passing Stats: Mahomes Shines While Other Star QBs Flop. FiveThirtyEight says The Patriots Aren’t Quite Their Usual Dominant Selves This Year.

College Football: Bill Connelly’s Championship Week Five Factors box scores. Football Outsiders’ FEI Week 13 Ratings and Recency-Weighted Ratings.

Baseball: Baseball Prospectus Introduces Deserved Runs Created Plus (DRC+)Why DRC+The Performance Case for DRC+, Trout vs. Cabrera, and Aging with DRC+ and Comparing DRC+, OPS+, and wRC+. Daren Willman documents the fields of the CSV export from the Statcast Search. Jay Jaffe’s schedule of Hall of Fame Profiles. Beyond the Box Score profiles What a typical 2018 starting pitcher looks like. The Sports Information Solutions blog’s Stat of the Week: Adrian Beltre’s Excellence.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus examines Freedom of movement and stoppage of play. Justin Jacobs’ post on Rule-Based Modeling the Pass in Tracking Data. Nylon Calculus Revisits the limits of usage and efficiency.  FiveThirtyEight’s Projections Now Reflect Injuries And Lineup Changes. Justin Jacobs offers A Look into Spacing and Putting Bigs on Skates.

Hockey: RJ Weise takes an alternate look at NHL Powerplay efficiency (with code).

Soccer: Garry Gelade writes about his Pursuit of a Passing Model. StatsBomb on The Statistical Stars of the FA WSL.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR’s Distances Traveled on Balls in Play – Part II.

Conferences: MIT’s Twitter Chat on sports analytics and basketball IQ is December 6th at Noon. Keynote speech from the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting.

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