Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 12th, 2018

Football: Football Perspective determines Which Receivers Played On The Most Efficient Passing Offenses. Football Outsiders’ 2017 Receiving Plus-Minus and 2017 YAC+. Football Perspective writes that Joe Flacco Has Played Longer For One Team Than Any Below-Average Quarterback.

Baseball: FanGraphs examines whether Spring Training Did Matter for Free Agents. The Hardball Times with The Most Competitive World Series of All Time Formula. FanGraphs finds Something Has Paused the Home-Run Spike. Tom Tango’s opinion on whether replacement level is important for the WAR framework to work. FanGraphs’ Most and Least Team-Friendly Strike Zones. Beyond the Box Score on How Paul Goldschmidt and Didi Gregorius both exemplify regression to the mean. Mark Simon at Bill James Online looks at the movers and shakers among starting pitchers this season.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus: Draft modeling as a process, and introducing LUCARIO. Nylon Calculus’ college prospect growth curve. FiveThirtyEight tries to answer a couple of questions: Are The Warriors Now The NBA’s Greatest Dynasty? and How Much Should LeBron’s Finals Record Hurt His Legacy? The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective ponders Do NBA Playoff Games Have More Fouls?

Hockey: FiveThirtyEight points out that Alex Ovechkin Is Finally Getting Help.

Soccer: Luke Benz and Daniel Tokarz wrote about learning poisson regression to predict matches. American Soccer Analysis on Where the Ball Was Won: Using Passing Data as an Indicator of Defensive Pressure Points. Fancy Stats: By this measure, Brazil is a bigger World Cup surprise than Iceland. American Soccer Analysis’ Expected Narratives: Is Josef Martinez the Best Goal Scorer in MLS History? StatsBomb on Using Pressure to Evaluate Centre Backs. FiveThirtyEight believes Brazil Got A Lot Better Since The Last World Cup. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on What We Can Expect from the 21st FIFA World Cup.

Tennis: Heavy Topspin has Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Marco Cecchinato’s Run to the Roland Garros Semifinal.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR explores Infield shifting. FC rStats shows you how to Get Started with Statsbomb Data and Create a Statsbomb Ready Shot Map with ggplot2.

Conferences: SABR 48 is June 20-24 in Pittsburgh. The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference is June 21st at Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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