Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – March 28th, 2017
Football: Football Outsiders’ NFL Draft: Round-by-Round QB Study (1994-2016). Football Perspective’s Quarterback Rushing Data Since 1950 and Running Back Receiving Data Since 1950.
Baseball: FanGraphs asks Are Early Adopters of the Uppercut Influencing Their Clubhouse Peers?. The Hardball Times introduces corrVOL: Updating How We Can Measure Hitter Volatility. Tom Tango identifies Kelly Leak plays. FanGraphs Examines the Balance of Top Talent and Depth. BeyondTheBoxScore on Shifting responses to the shift. Baseball Prospectus analyzes how many top-ranked shortstop prospects actually go on to play shortstop in the majors.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus lists the NBA teams that have gotten younger this year. FiveThirtyEight declares Bradley Beal Is Finally The Player He Was Meant To Be. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective examines: NBA Home-Court Advantage is in Decline, Are 3s to Blame? Nylon Calculus Week 21 in Review: V-stats and scorers.
College Basketball: FiveThirtyEight says This Year’s Final Four Is Built On Defense. Yale Sports Analytics looks at which NCAA Champions have had the toughest road to the championship.
Hockey: Hockey Graphs Friday Quick Graphs: Points Per Goal. Stories Numbers Tell with a piece on Cohesion in Hockey Teams. HockeyAnalysis.com on Rielly and Quality of Competition. Hockey Graphs takes on Exploiting Variance in the NHL Draft.
Soccer: American Soccer Analysis on The Most Important Skills for MLS Goalkeepers and the rise of Joe Bendik. StatsBomb with The Unbearable Likeness of Arsenal.
Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR talks about the New Edition of TSUB and Model/Data Simulations.
Conferences: SportsPro Live March 29-30 (Wembley Stadium).