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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 11th, 2019

Football: Ron Yurko shares his team’s work on Models for Continuous-Time Within-Play Valuation of Game Outcomes in American Football with Tracking Data. Football Perspective with A Football Thought Experiment Re: Pre-Game Win Probability. Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Interceptions 2018. Football Perspective analyzes Does when you were born impact your chances of making the NFL?, Part 2. Football Perspective’s Yards per Catch and Catch Rate Since 1992, and Pareto Efficiency.

Baseball: Mike Petriello introduces a New metric that measures best outfielder ‘jumps’. Beyond the Box Score on Measuring predictability in hitters. Baseball Prospectus Feature: The Philosophy of Robot Umps and Hit By Pitches. FanGraphs: Reds and Mets Game the MLB Draft System. Andrew Kyne identifies MLB’s Best Positioned Infields. Bill James looks at Opposition Adjusted Winning Percentage. Tom Tango with advice on How to run an old-style Baseball Abstract study. Baseball Prospectus’ Flu-Like Symptoms: Does Good Pitching Beat Good Hitting? (A Revised Look). Bill Petti’s New addition to Baseball Tools allows users to view and visualize pitch-by-pitch data (live or historical) for a specified MLB game. Pitches & batted balls can be visualized side-by-side and also downloaded (data and plots).

Basketball: Nylon Calculus: What does it mean to steal homecourt advantage?. FiveThirtyEight’s examines Why The Raptors’ Shots Always Seem To Get The Friendly Bounces At Home. Will Hipson Simulates Emotions during a Basketball Game.

Soccer: Benoit Pimpaud with After raw stats: exploring possession styles with data embeddings. American Soccer Analysis’ Reep Revisited. StatsBomb on Argentina, Canada and the art of playing ugly at the World Cup. FiveThirtyEight’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Predictions. FiveThirtyEight ponders How Close Is The Rest Of The World To Catching The U.S.?

Hockey: FiveThirtyEight believes The Blues Are In Trouble Unless Their Goalie Steps Up In Game 7.

Tennis: The Tennis Channel does a piece on Craig O’Shannessy, a strategy analyst for Team Djokovic. FiveTirtyEight points out Women’s Tennis Is Finally Getting Young Again. FiveThirtyEight says Rafael Nadal Is Playing Mind Games With You.

Check out these Pythons: Py_ball added historical NBA salary exploration to the tutorial.

Your moment of R: Josh Hermsmeyer re-shares his getting started with R for the NFL. BaseballWithR looks at A Historic Game for Home Runs.

Conferences: The Canada Sports Analytics Conference is June 21st in Toronto. In Seattle on June 22-23 is the Inaugural Sounders FC Analytics ConferenceSABR 49 will be held June 26-30 in San Diego.

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