Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 28, 2016

Baseball: FanGraphs on How the Indians Made It Into First Place. FiveThirtyEight on When Bad Seasons Happen To Great Players (Like Andrew McCutchen). FanGraphs on Todd Frazier’s Batted Ball Problem. FiveThirtyEight says The Cubs’ Pitchers Are Making Their Own Luck. Baseball Prospectus on The Perils Of MLB`s Sorting System: Part 3: The Rise of Ivy. FanGraphs on Who Has Performed Better In the Draft. Baseball Prospectus on Team Chemistry: Explaining the DRA-Beaters.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight on What To Look For In An NBA Draft Prospect. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on Whether European Draft Picks Are Worse Value Than Americans. Nylon Calculus Guest Post: Age and upside in the NBA Draft. FiveThirtyEight says A Durant-Led Thunder May Be Better Without Ibaka. Nylon Calculus with Average Position Measurements: 2016. FiveThirtyEight on Five Intriguing NBA Draft Prospects. Nylon Calculus on the NBA Draft and finding “Best Player Available”.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis First Touch: Second Edition.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR Measuring “Cluster Luck” in Scoring.

Conferences: The Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference to be held in Melbourne on July 22nd. Society for American Baseball Research to hold SABR 46 July 27-31 in Miami. Sixth Annual Sabermetrics Seminar to Benefit the Jimmy Fund and the Angioma Alliance August 13-14 in Boston.

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