Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – July 19, 2016
Football: Football Outsiders publishes Running by Number of Backs, 2015 and Defense and Pass Pressure, 2015. Football Perspective Guest Post: Adam Steele on True QB Talent.
College Football: Football Study Hall on Which college football coaches consistently produce overachievers or underachievers.
Baseball: FanGraphs with Hitter xBABIP v2.0: A Long-Needed Update, Tom Tango with StatCast Lab: Are players getting better launch angles this year? The Hardball Times on Exit Speed and Home Runs. Beyond the Box Score said Giancarlo Stanton is the favorite to win the Home Run Derby. Baseball Prospectus Feature: Francisco Liriano, Chase Rates, and Global Trade by Rob Mains. FiveThirtyEight says Mike Trout’s Teammates Don’t Deserve Mike Trout. FanGraphs says The Pirates Have the Easiest Schedule Left. Baseball Prospectus Baseball Therapy: The Pink Elephant Effect by Russell A. Carleton. FiveThirtyEight on The Mets’ Rise And Fall With Doc Gooden And Darryl Strawberry.
Basketball: FiveThirtyEight reminds us that 2016 Is A Great Summer To Be A Mediocre NBA Free Agent. Nylon Calculus asks Is this the end of Hack-a-Shaq? Nylon Calculus Guest Post: Mapping Ball Movement in the 2016 NBA Finals. Nylon Calculus Freelance Friday: Tracking 2016 Free Agency Movement.
Soccer: StatsBomb at 3. StatsBomb on Player Aging: Attacking Players.
Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR on using R to Analyze Power-Speed Numbers Since 2010.
Submissions requested: For the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.
Conferences: The Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference to be held in Melbourne on July 22nd. Society for American Baseball Research to hold SABR 46 July 27-31 in Miami. Sixth Annual Sabermetrics Seminar to Benefit the Jimmy Fund and the Angioma Alliance August 13-14 in Boston. Boston.com article on the Sabermetrics seminar. Sports Analytics Innovation Summit August 24-25 in San Francisco.