Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 20th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective with an article on RBBC, Rushing Concentration, and Outliers. Football Outsiders publishes its leaders for 2016 Defensive Player Defeats. Football Perspective looks at Concentration Index and Defensive Sacks.

Baseball:  FanGraphs says The Ball Is (Maybe) Juiced Again. Baseball Prospectus Baseball Therapy: The Fly Ball … Revolution? by Russell A. Carleton. BeyondTheBoxScore asks Is hitting homers now a necessity? Bill James’ Starting Pitcher Rankings with a follow-up piece on proper weighting. Tom Tang’s Sabercast Lesson Number 1: do not try to do too much too fast. Baseball Prospectus Flu-Like Symptoms: Singles Aren`t Scoring Like They Used To by Rob Mains. The Hardball Times looks at Pitch Tunneling: Is It Real? And How Do Pitchers Actually Pitch? FanGraphs defines What a Baseball Jam Is and Is Not. BeyondTheBoxScore examines Ervin Santana and the RA9-WAR vs. fWAR debate. The Hardball Times investigates Do Southpaws Take Longer to Mature? FiveThirtyEight writes that It Looks Like The Baseball Is Behind MLB’s Power Surge.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight says that The Warriors Didn’t Need Kevin Durant To Be This Good. Nylon Calculus confirms The Cavaliers did flip the switch in the playoffs.

Hockey: FiveThirtyEight says . HockeyAnalysis.com on Rielly, Gardiner, the Rookies and Save Percentage. Puck++ asks Should teams play with 4 forwards when they’re down late? Stories Numbers Tell Research Notes: On NHL Parity. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Austere Las Vegas Golden Knights Expansion Draft.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis MLS Capology: Constructing the Ideal MLS Roster. StatsBomb writes Passing Percentages Are Mostly Useless – Quantifying Passing Ability. American Soccer Analysis Mapping Defensive Actions: A Spatial Analysis of Where Teams Focus Their Efforts.

Lacrosse:  Moneyball Lacrosse’s Week 8: Stats of the Week.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR offers a quick R look On the Increase in Home Run Hitting and an article on On the Bias in Streakiness Studies.

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

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