Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – July 11th, 2017
Football: Football Outsiders publishes Run Defense By Number of Backs, 2016. Football Perspective discusses Is Week 1 Really An Outlier? Football Perspective asks Why Haven’t We Improved At Making NFL Predictions?
Baseball: Baseball Prospectus Feature: Measuring Pitcher Similarity. FanGraphs looks at The Relationship Between Spending Efficiency and Labor Markets. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: Where do great fielders showoff more than the rest of the field? John Dewan at Bill James Online on the best baserunning teams so far this season. FiveThirtyEight says . Baseball Prospectus Baseball Therapy: The Great Debates. BeyondTheBoxScore Fact or Fiction: the Home Run Derby curse. The Hardball Times On “Weaver on Strategy”. FanGraphs identifies The Worst Called Ball of the First Half and The Worst Called Strike of the First Half.
Basketball: FiveThirtyEight: Do The Celtics Have Enough Star Power To Win a Title? Not Yet.. Nylon Calculus Charts the first week of NBA Free Agency. Basketball Analytics examines If the once innovative Spurs offense is now outdated. Nylon Calculus explains How Paul George and Jimmy Butler were gotten for so little.
Hockey: FiveThirtyEight lists The Most Important Moves Of The NHL’s Free-Agent Frenzy.
Soccer: StatsBomb with an article on scouting for centre-backs statistically. American Soccer Analysis on Redefining what a successful dribble is..
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers code to Predict Second Half Team Results Part 1 and Part 2.
Conferences: The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference July 13th at Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit July 19th and 20th in San Francisco.