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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 4th, 2019

Football: Football Perspective writes about November 9th, 1958: The Day The NFL Saw The Future. Football Perspective compares the consistency of Passing Offense vs. Passing Defense and Rushing Offense vs. Rushing Defense.

Baseball: FiveThirtyEight’s Travis Sawchik writes about How Trevor Bauer Remade His Slider — And Changed Baseball. Bill James’ Streak Study by good games and bad games. Baseball Prospectus Feature: Adjusting for Variance in Hitting Seasons. FanGraphs identifies The Most Exciting Team in Baseball. FanGraphs’ Gregory Groundball vs. Marty McFly: Who Allows More Big Innings? Andrew Kyne on catcher injury risk and managerial decision making. The Hardball Times reviews Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik’s new book: The MVP Machine. Tom Tango looks to answer Do Successful Zoners keep Zoning? Bill James works on answering the question: Who is best at extracting a walk from a pitcher? Mark Simon examines How J.T. Realmuto has 10 Defensive Runs Saved. Jon Becker looks at Which Pitchers Are Forced to Throw the Most Extra Pitches. Tom Tango writes about the Ballast of Swing Rates.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus: Raptors-Warriors win probabilities, assist maps, style charts and more. FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver on whether The Raptors Are Really The Favorites Against The Warriors. Krishna Narsu’s Playoff versatility ratings. Nylon Calculus talks about Grouping players by offensive role, again.

Soccer: StatsBomb is Honing in on the Home Nations’ World Cup squads. StatsBomb ponders Can Liverpool Make it Six in Madrid? FiveThirtyEight discusses how How Tottenham Could Shock Us One More Time.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs with When Can You Trust Your Intuition: The problem with having played the game. FiveThirtyEight on How Tottenham Could Shock Us One More Time.

Check out these Pythons: Py_ball’s new tutorial: Learn how to make your own WNBA assist networks to visualize how a team distributes the basketball.

Conferences: StatsBomb’s Introduction to Analytics for Professional Football is offered June 10th in London and Coaching and Analyzing Set Pieces is offered June 11th.

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