Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – May 10, 2016

Football: Football Outsiders on What Does the NFL Draft Really Produce. Nik Oza from the Georgetown Sports Analysis club on Visualizing Wide Receiver Routes with Player Tracking Data. Michael Lopez blog post on Approximate value and the NFL draft.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight says Ohio State’s Draft Class Is The Most Impressive In Modern NFL History.

Baseball: FanGraphs says The Cubs Look Like a Perfect Baseball Team. FiveThirtyEight lists The Best MLB Teams Of All-Time, According To Elo. Baseball Prospectus’ DRA Returns for 2016. The Hardball Times asks Can Pitchers Prevent Solid Contact? FanGraphs says The Pirates Have Their Own Thoughts on Outfield Positioning. MLB.com’s Mike Petriello on Average Center Fielder Positioning. Tom Tango on the Flaw in Shift-Data Analysis. FanGraphs on Jose Iglesias, Defensive Metrics, and the Value of Going Right.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight writes that Kevin Durant Is Playing Like Kevin Durant Again. Nylon Calculus on Hot streaks and cold shooting. The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective figures that Enes Kanter is the Most Overvalued NBA Player by PER. Nylon Calculus examines whether the Spurs are trading transition defense for offensive rebounds. FiveThirtyEight says The Cavs’ 3-Point Barrage In Game 2 Was Ridiculous. Nylon Calculus writes that The Warriors are a cresting wave. Nylon Calculus on How Stats Control Our Thinking About the NBA.

Soccer: StatsBomb on The Death of Traditional Scouting. American Soccer Analysis asks Do Keepers in MLS Have a Weaker Side? StatsBomb’s Premier League 2015-16 Stat Round Up: Shots, Disappointing Giants And More. FiveThirtyEight on Leicester City’s Stunning Rise, In Two Charts.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR on Graphing Pitch Count Effects. Bill Petti crash course on R on github.

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