Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – February 28th, 2017

Football: Football Outsiders publishes Failed Completions 2016. Football Perspective on Nick Mangold, Dermontti Dawson, and All-Pro Center Outliers. Football Perspective says Jay Cutler Is Your Definition of An Average NFL Starting Quarterback.

Baseball: FanGraphs asks Are We at the High-Water Mark for Shifting in Baseball? FanGraphs examines Kyle Schwarber and Hefty Leadoff Hitters. The Hardball Times on Scouting the Minors Pitch by Pitch: Modeling Infield Defense. BeyondTheBoxScore says Stars and scrubs works for relievers. FanGraphs with WAR and the Relief Pitcher, Part II.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on The statistical ramifications of changing teams. FiveThirtyEight points out that Draft Picks Aren’t Forever. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective with NBA Coaches Are Getting Older – What It Means for Teams Part 1 and Part 2. Stephen Shea examines – Detroit’s Best Offensive Weapon Comes Off the Bench; Brilliant or Foolish? Nylon Calculus with Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz, and early NBA Draft projections. FiveThirtyEight’s weekly Four-Point Play.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy talks about dunks.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs piece on Mikael Granlund, Playing Behind the Net, & Predicting Goals. HockeyAnalysis.com on Theoretical Problems vs Real Problems Part II – Rielly not Polak. Corsica looks at Probabilistic Forecasting and Weighting of Three Star Selections.

Soccer: StatsBomb looks at Changing How the World Thinks About Set Pieces. Check out American Soccer Analysis for their 2017 MLS Team Previews.

Conferences: The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference March 3-4 in Boston. The 7th Annual SSAC Soccer Analytics Meetup is scheduled for the night before Sloan.

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