Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – March 7th, 2017
Football: Football Outsiders publishes Speed Score 2017. Football Perspective on Draft Capital Used By Position: WR, RB and QB.
College Football: Football Study Hall examines if running clock the best path to ball control.
Baseball: FanGraphs lists Which Hitters Could Benefit From Lift. Bill James on What We Expect a Hitter to Do Next Year. FanGraphs presents The Evidence for Starting a Reliever. BeyondTheBoxScore wonders Does the World Baseball Classic impact MLB performance? FanGraphs writes about Statcast and the Future of WAR.
Basketball: FiveThirtyEight says Kevin Durant’s Injury Is Exactly Why The Warriors Needed Kevin Durant. Stephen Shea Digs into the NBA’s Sixth Man Race. Nylon Calculus Week 19 in Review: Tracking chase-down blocks.
College Basketball: FiveThirtyEight says UNC-Duke Really Is College Basketball’s Best Rivalry.
Hockey: Hockey Graphs piece on Second Units and Zone Entries: Why teams should go all-in on the 4 forward power play. Own The Puck offers up Lineup Creator V1.0.
Soccer: StatsBomb on Arsenal’s Defence and Monaco’s Crazy Attack. American Soccer Analysis takes a A Deep Dive Into Shot Location and Placement.
General: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective with A New Method of Evaluating Franchise Dominance.
Conferences: The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit March 8-9 (Melbourne). The SABR Analytics Conference March 10-12 (Phoenix). The Vancouver Hockey Analytics Conference 2017 March 11 (Vancouver).