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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – January 16th, 2018

Football: Football Perspective writes The Gunslinger Disappeared in 2017 — Or Maybe Just Got Hurt. FiveThirtyEight figures The Saints Have The Best Rookie Class This Century. Inpredictable Judges Win Probability Models. FiveThirtyEight asks Is Tom Brady Finally Getting Old?

Baseball: FanGraphs says goodbye to Dave Cameron with The Best of Dave Cameron: April 14, 2008-January 10, 2018. Baseball Prospectus’ Circle Change: Right Off the Bat (Part 1). FanGraphs looks at whether Neuroscience Can Project On-Base Percentages Now. The Hardball Times looks on baseball’s Draft Kings. FanGraphs analyzes Statcast’s Outs Above Average and UZR. Baseball Prospectus’ Flu-Like Symptoms: How Many Runs Win a Game?

Basketball: Nylon Calculus Introduces Player Impact Plus-Minus. The 94 Feet Report uses the Scientific Method to evaluate Gerald Green and the Art of the Mid-Season Acquisition. Nylon Calculus How have team offensive play types changed?

College Basketball: Eli Boettger from Heat Check posts Northwestern Is Making History Again In 2018, But For The Wrong Reasons.

Soccer: StatsBomb Measures Changes In Attacking Style In The Premier League. American Soccer Analysis’ 2018 MLS Combine Player Profile Crash-Course.

Hockey: Robert Weise on how to show NHL shot data in 3D perspective. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective looks to answer Do Rivalry Games Lead To More Fights And Penalty Minutes?

Lacrosse: Moneyball Lacrosse with pieces on Mammoth Dominating Pick-and-Roll Defense and Schuss Shooting in Pick-and-Roll vs Iso.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers R code to evaluate the Chance of Hit as Function of Launch Angle, Exit Velocity and Spray Angle.

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Conferences:  OptaPro Soccer Analytics Event in Philadelphia on January 17th.  SportCon in Minneapolis on February 2nd.

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