Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – March 14th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective on Draft Capital Used By Position: DB, LB, DL and TE. Football Perspective lists 2016 Leaders in Adjusted Catch Yards per Team Pass Attempt and Percentage of Team Adjusted Catch Yards.

Baseball: FanGraphs shows What the Shift Has Done. Bill James defines Good Seasons and Poor Seasons for Pitchers. The Hardball Times on xStats and Fantasy Uses for Statcast. Tom Tango’s Weekend at SABR. FanGraphs is ready to Play With New Defensive Data. BeyondTheBoxScore looks at The sneaky impact of bunting for a hit. Baseball Prospectus Feature: DRA 2017: The Convergence.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight says LeBron And Harden Are The NBA’s Best Quarterbacks.  Stephen Shea’s College Prospect Rating (CPR) Version 3. Nylon Calculus: Progressing toward personalized analytics – A Q&A with Patrick Lucey of STATS. FiveThirtyEight on Kawhi Leonard’s Rise To Superstardom. Nylon Calculus writes that Paul George is settling.

College Basketball: FiveThirtyEight writes that It’s Crowded At The Top Of The NCAA Tournament. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective says Wichita State Fans Should Be Upset. FiveThirtyEight says UConn Women Facing Its Toughest Tournament In Years. Ken Pomeroy’s 2017 NCAA tournament forecast.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs piece on Strong and Weak Links: Talent Distribution within Teams.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis Examines Pace in MLS.

Tennis: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective takes a shot at Quantifying Tennis’ Greatest of All Time.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWith R anaylzes the History of Intentional Walks. American Soccer Analysis shows R code in Validating the ASA xGoals Model.

Conferences: SportsPro Live March 29-30 (Wembley Stadium).

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