Baseball: FanGraphs analyzes Building a Baseball Team Through Free Agents Versus Homegrown Talent. FiveThirtyEight Watched 906 Foul Balls To Find Out Where The Most Dangerous Ones Land. Jon Becker looks at Which Batters and Which Starting Pitchers Have Had Their Hard-Hit Rates Change the Most. Beyond the Box Score explains What “too many homers” really means. Baseball Prospectus Feature: Introducing the Women’s Baseball World Cup Site. Tom Tango’s post on Revolutions Hand to Plate and Spin RPM. FanGraphs Introduces RosterResource Depth Charts. FanGraphs Presents the First Half Exhilaration Index and Horror Scores.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus: Did Kobe’s advice ruin Jayson Tatum’s shot selection?. FiveThirtyEight lists Which NBA Free Agents Got Paid Too Much (And Too Little). FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Free Agency Diary: The Rockets Don’t Have Superstar FOMO Anymore.
College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: Quantifying Defensive Scheme.
Soccer: StatsBomb’s World Cup round-up.
Tennis: FiveThirtyEight: Serena Williams Will Need To Serve Better To Tie Margaret Court. Meanwhile, Heavy Topspin on The Effect of Serena’s Serve Speed.
Your moment of R: Working with StatsBomb Data In R. Tinniam V Ganesh offers enhancements to his R package cricketr. The teamcolors package now includes colors for 248 NCAA Div I schools and logos for 163 of those schools. BaseballWithR concludes Everyone is Hitting Home Runs.
Conferences: The Joint Statistical Meetings 2019 are July 27th to August 1st in Denver.