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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 13th, 2017

Football: Football Outsiders examines Quarterbacks and Salary, 2016. Football Perspective lists 2016 Yards From Scrimmage Leaders (As A Percentage Of Team YFS).

Baseball:  FanGraphs on Another Way to Lift the Ball Better. BeyondTheBoxScore asks Does it really matter if a hitter sees a ton of pitches? Tom Tango with Regression Toward the Mean: Priors and Posteriors: Made Easy. Baseball Prospectus Cold Takes: The Average of Everything (Else) by Patrick Dubuque. The Hardball Times looks at Where the (Ballpark) Weather Comes From. FanGraphs analyzes How Teams Have Drafted in This Millennium. BeyondTheBoxScore with an interesting piece on High school sabermetrics. FanGraphs looks at The Workloads of 2017’s Top Draft Prospects. FiveThirtyEight says Moneyball’s Draft Advice Has Outlived Its Usefulness.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight believes that The Warriors Are In The GOAT Debate, But They Blew Their Chance To End It. Nylon Calculus Revisits penalty time. FiveThirtyEight points out that LeBron Raises Everyone’s Game When Facing Elimination.

Hockey: FiveThirtyEight says Sidney Crosby’s Penguins Are The Best Penguins.

Soccer: StatsBomb on Why We Need Positional Data. FiveThirtyEight declares The Great American Soccer Hope Is Here (For Real, This Time).

Lacrosse:  Moneyball Lacrosse’s James Pannell: Atlanta’s Proxy for Kevin Rice.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR writes about Building a R Package Using RStudio.

Conferences: SABR 47 June 28th to July 2nd in New York.

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