Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 25th, 2019

Football: Football Perspective finds The Jets Have Been The Worst NFL Team At Winning Division Titles. Football Outsiders’ 2018 Receiving Plus-Minus, 2018 YAC+ and 2018 Defeats. Gregory Matthews’ NFL win probability art.

Baseball: FanGraphs examines: Do Hard Throwers Allow Fewer Home Runs per Fly Ball?. Beyond the Box Score Recalibrates 50-grade power in 2019. Baseball Prospectus Introduces New Leaderboards. FanGraphs identifies The Best Fastball of 2019. Andrew Kyne looks at Visualizing Home Runs by Pitch Location. Baseball Prospectus’ Deep, But Playable: Mammoths. Tom Tango tries to determine How much better it is to have movement on your pitches. Jon Becker looks at Which Teams Are Best at Drafting, Developing and Displaying DRS. FanGraphs’ The ZiPS (Almost) Midseason Update – National League and American League. FiveThirtyEight points out You Can’t Have Home Runs Without Strikeouts. The Hardball Times discusses The Psychology of Walks and Singles.

Basketball: Alok Pattani’s posts on From College to the Pros with Google Cloud Platform (Part 1) and (Part 2). Nylon Calculus: How would reducing the shot clock affect offenses? FiveThirtyEight notes The 2019 NBA Draft Class Is Short (By Basketball Standards). The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective analyzes whether the New NBA draft Lottery System Really Discourages Tanking. FiveThirtyEight’s Top 50 NBA Draft Prospects, According To Their CARMELO Projections. Nylon Calculus wonders if James Harden has opened a 3-point loophole.

Soccer: Sam Gregory put together a collection of Best Football Analytics Pieces. American Soccer Analysis’ Lost in Transition. FiveThirtyEight says Even Blowouts Tell Us Something About The USWNT’s Chances. StatsBomb: What can difficult matches for France and the USWNT tell us about the World Cup favorites?.

Hockey: Shayna Goldman’s list of data analysts for every NHL team.

Check out these Pythons: Samira Kumar shares a tool to make animation of player tracking movements in sports easier. Tinniam V Ganesh announces Cricpy adds team analytics to its arsenal.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers help with Cleaning Statcast Data.

Conferences: SABR 49 will be held June 26-30 in San Diego.

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