Football: Brian Burke’s presentation on his paper “DeepQB” at Sloan is now on line to view. Football Perspective looks at The Shrinking Middle Class of QBs, Part II. FiveThirtyEight’s Josh Hermsmeyer examines whether Derek Carr And The Raiders Can Make The Most Of Antonio Brown. Football Perspective reviews The 2014 Draft, Five Years Later.
Baseball: Daniel Marks’ The Bit-Too-Soon 2010’s All-Decade Team. BeyondTheBoxScore ponders What if Triple-A and MLB catchers traded places? FanGraphs lists MLB Teams with the Most Dead Money in 2019. FiveThirtyEight’s Travis Sawchik wonders if It Is A Clown Question To Ask Why Bryce Harper’s Stats Are Down? The Hardball Times Finds The Game with the Fewest Three True Outcomes. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: App for Pitcher Similarity Scores (pitch level). The most important article in Bill James’ 13-article series: A Conclusion in Regard to Baseball Reference WAR. Sides from Alan Nathan’s SABR Analytics Conference presentation: Optimizing the Swing: A Physics-Based Approach. Bill Petti’s season similarity scores in a shiny app. The Daily Illini: Student hits home run with analytics.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus: .How LeBron James finally passed Michael Jordan.
College Basketball: FiveThirtyEight: Tacko Fall Is 7-Foot-6. And He’s Breaking Basketball. Jordan Sperber’s latest podcast. FiveThirtyEight details The Rise And Fall of Women’s College Basketball Dynasties. Sara Ziegler put together a csv file that contains data for every team that has participated in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament since it began in 1982. Will Schreefer’s jump ball analysis.
Hockey: FiveThirtyEight says The Islanders Shouldn’t Be This Good. Nick Czuzoj-Shulman’s Sloan paper “Winning isn’t Everything a Contextual Analysis of Hockey Face-offs”.
Soccer: Stats Bomb: The Football Stats War May Not Be Over But One Side Is Winning. American Soccer Analysis on Using k-means to learn what soccer passing tells us about playing styles. StatsBomb’s New Team, Same Numbers: How Transfers Do (And Don’t) Change Player Output. American Soccer Analysis’ Passing Model Update.
Tennis: Heavy Topspin finds Nick Kyrgios Really Is Different Under Pressure.
Curling: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective Introduces Elo to College Curling.
Rugby: Video on using data to Predict the Six Nations.
General: Christopher Berry and Anthony Fowler’s Sloan paper on how much do coaches matter. More videos from Sloan are available on the 42 Analytics YouTube channel. A review of recent advances in Bayesian methods in sports statistics.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR Explores Four Bryce Harper Seasons.
Conferences: StatsBomb’s Introduction to Analytics for Professional Football is March 20th in Bath, England. Also on March 20th, the OptaPro Konferenz in Cologne, Germany.