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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – March 24th, 2020

Football: Lau Sze Yui on Finding the Optimal Pass/Run Ratio. Football Perspective looks at The Missing Generation: QBs That Entered The NFL From 2006-2015. Football Outsiders’ Historical DVOA Estimates Revisited. Mark Simon Evaluates the best values in free agency by Total Points metric. Neil Paine believes Tom Brady And The Bucs Are A Good Match — Unless Brady Shows His Age. PFF’s Timo Riske: Why winning the NFL offseason can be a fallacy. The SIS blog makes Stat-Based NFL Player Comparisons for the 2020 QB Class.

Baseball: Ethan Moore’s work on Measuring Pitch Quality. Ben Clemens writes about First Pitch Follies. Tom Tango explains At-counts v Thru-Counts. FanGraphs’ JAWS and the 2020 bWAR Update, Part 1 and Part 2. Bill James continues his series of posts with Bombs Away, Double DER U, The Pitcher’s Best Friend, Rocks, BALK!  BALK! and The Mackey Sasser Award. Baseball Prospectus Moonshot: The Next Frontier In Baseball Data Is Biomechanics. FanGraphs: Projection Hindsight Is 20/20 and It’s Totally Awesome. Beyond the Box Score finds out What happens if you REALLY knock the cover off the ball. Alex Vidgerman explains What to Expect Now That Shifts are Included in Defensive Runs Saved. Baseball Prospectus examines What First in the Org Rankings Is Worth. now has an advanced video search that allows for complex searches.

Basketball: Neil Paine writes that Women’s Basketball Was Building Momentum. Then All The Games Stopped.

College Basketball: Eli Boettger explains Why the night of January 10 is important in uncovering the NET formula. FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 (Simulated) March Madness Predictions.

Soccer: StatsBomb’s beginner’s guide to analyzing players using stats. American Soccer Analysis on Data Based Coaching: How to incorporate data-driven decisions into your coaching workflow. FiveThirtyEight ponders Would All English Soccer Clubs Recover From A Canceled Season? American Soccer Analysis take a look at A Day in the Life of a Performance Analyst.

Tennis: Stephanie Kovalchik examines Are Top ATP Players Non-IID?

Check out these Pythons: Tinniam V Ganesh’s Big Data 6: The T20 Dance of Apache NiFi and yorkpy.

Your Moment of R: @mrcaseb publishes the code for his NFL analysis. BaseballWithR explains BA on Balls in Play, Launch Conditions, and Random Effects.

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