Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – January 2nd, 2018

Football: Football Perspective announces Jared Goff and Tom Brady Are The 2017 ANY/A And Value Leaders. Football Outsiders’ Final 2017 DVOA Ratings. Football Perspective finds that Tom Brady Has Reinvented Himself Again.

College Football: Football Study Hall’s Bowl season Five Factors box scores. FiveThirtyEight examines What If College Football Hadn’t Wasted Decades On Polls And Just Used A Stinking Playoff?

Baseball: Beyond the Box Score’s follow-up on BABIP: More on home runs, xBABIP and Odubel Herrera. The Hardball Times article on The Unofficial Rules: Of Holds and Blown Saves. Baseball Prospectus runs its Best Articles of 2017. FanGraphs piece What You Can Expect from a Player Claimed Off Waivers. Bill James starts a series looking at the best second baseman of all-time. Daren Willman’s interactive Home Run data visual of all homers hit since 1960.

Basketball: Justin Jacobs blog post on Computing in the Stream: Schedule Compactification. Steven Shea believes Draymond has been the NBA’s best defender. Academic paper on Predicting Shot Making in Basketball Learnt from Adversarial Multiagent Trajectories.

College Basketball: The Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group introduces An R Shiny application for creating college basketball assist networks.

Soccer: StatsBomb wonders How Good Is Malcom?

Hockey: HockeyGraphs’ Introduction To New Tracking Technology. Hockey Abstract’s Year-End Odds and Ends.

Lacrosse: Moneyball Lacrosse on Mammoth’s lefty-righty balance.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers R code to Use Statcast to Measure Hitters.

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

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