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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – February 16th, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight says 2015 Really Was The Bizarro Peyton Manning Season. Football Outsiders’ Quarterback Postseason Drive Stats.

College Football: Football Study Hall on What predicts recruiting success? Long-term success, of course.

Baseball: FanGraphs on Last Year’s Defensive Zeroes. The Point of Pittsburgh publishes 2016 MLB Prospect Surplus Values. The Washington Post article on The rise of FanGraphs. The Baseball Prospectus’ Sam Miller Read the Entire Collective Bargaining Agreement and Here`s What He Learned. The Hardball Times writes about The Crack of the Bat. FanGraphs publishes the MLB Farm Systems Ranked by Surplus WAR. Baseball Prospectus on The Need For Bat Speed. FanGraphs on The Hardest Pitches in Baseball to Lay Off. The Baseball Prospectus’ Russell Carleton on The Crack in the Defensive Spectrum.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus with A Note On Outdated Statistics. The Angry Statistician revisits When is a Lead Safe in the NBA. Nylon Calculus on The First 50 Games: Spurs and Warriors on an Unprecedented Run. Nylon Calculus invites you to Watch: Pace and efficiency changing over time.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s Week in Review. FiveThirtyEight says Kris Dunn’s Improvisational Brilliance Is Good For Providence — And For College Basketball. Ken Pomeroy on Measuring continuity.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis on How Will The MLS Table Finish, Season 3.

Your moment of R: Jim Albert, from BaseballWithR, Revisits Efron and Morris’s Baseball Study. The Hardball Times on Developing The baseballr Package For R.

Conferences: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2016 March 11-12 in Boston is sold out. Registration is now available for the SABR Analytics Conference March 10-12. The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit is set for April 13-14. The SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit to be held April 15-16 at UNC.

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