Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – May 26th, 2020

Football: PFF’s Erik Eager Compares the impact of NFL offensive scheme changes in the first and second years. Eager also examines The statistical case for paying a star quarterbacks. The SIS blog’s John Shirley on How Experience Affects Quarterback Performance. Football Outsiders’ 2019-20 Deep Ball Project.

College Football: The SIS blog’s Logan King examines  What’s the outlook at QB for Virginia in 2020?

Baseball: Baseball Prospectus Searches For Pitch Tunneling Benefits. Bill James’ series on Speed and On Base PercentageMore Speed Vs. OBP and Speed and Runs Scored. FanGraphs Prep: Strikeouts, ERA, and the Relationship Between Variables and Build and Test Your Own Projection System. Beyond the Box Score on The great catcher WAR. FiveThirtyEight’s Travis Sawchik writes that Catcher Is Baseball’s Most Endangered Position. Tom Tango on Catcher WOWY. The SIS blog’s Mark Simon: The best-pitched game of the 21st century: Max Scherzer’s no-hitter vs Mets. FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine says Andruw Jones Had A Damn Good Glove.

College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: “Time and Score!”.

Soccer: Can Ulker’s review of the 2020 Sounders FC Soccer Analytics Conference. The Barca Innovation Hub’s discussion on Why do clubs need to embrace analytics to stay competitive. Friends of Tracking continues its series of videos on working with soccer analytics data. @thecomeonman has some ideas on extending xPo and an R script to calculate xPo on Statsbomb data.

Cricket: Tinniam V Ganesh’s post on Big Data 7: yorkr waltzes with Apache NiFi.

Biathlon: RJ Weise searches for Biathlon Queen of Pursuit last season.

Check out these Pythons: @py_ball_ is working through the Basketball Data Science with Applications in R  book and posting walkthroughs using Python and data from the py_ball package. Here are tutorials on the concepts of possession and pace and the distribution of counting statistics on an NBA team. Parth Athale created a repository with data and code for pitch control models on Liverpool tracking data.

Your Moment of R: Jozef Hajnala introduces nhlapi, a CRAN R package to get all the NHL stats. BaseballWithR on evaluating Batting Statistics in a 2020 Half-Season. Beyond the Box Score’s Kenny Kelly continues Learning R: On your marks, get set, mutate.

Conferences: The Hockey (Analytics) Night in Canada takes on the NBA on June 6th.

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