Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – May 3, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight on How Teams Did In First-Round NFL Draft Trades. From the Wall St. Journal, A Data Scientist Dissects the 2016 NFL Draft. Football Outsiders says Teams Don’t Know Jack. FiveThirtyEight says It’s Hard To Tell How Good NFL Teams Are At The Draft.

College Football: Football Study Hall says The 1990 college football season was elite-level crazy.

Baseball: FanGraphs asks Are These the Best Young Hitters in Baseball History? FiveThirtyEight on whether The Cubs Are Baseball’s Answer To The Warriors. FanGraphs with The Most and Least Generous Strike Zones. Baseball Prospectus Feature: I Come to Praise Quality Starts, Not to Bury Them by Rob Mains. The Hardball Times on Improving Projections with Exit Velocity. FanGraphs shows The Slider Moves Differently to Different Locations.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight says The Hawks Have A Better Shot At Stopping The Cavs This Time. Nylon Calculus Deep Dive: Defensive drive statistics. FiveThirtyEight on The NBA’s Best (And Worst) Shot-Makers. FiveThirtyEight writes that Durant And Westbrook Have Never Faced A Defense Like The Spurs’.

Soccer: StatsBomb with a view of The Future of Football. StatsBomb on Bournemouth: So Far So Good, But Room For Improvement?

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR shows you how to visualize Locations of All In-Play Events in One Day of Baseball.

Conferences: Learn Data Science + Sports Analytics at the 3rd Annual Escape Conference on May 7th in Chicago. Soccermatics class in London on May 9th.

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