Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – November 13th, 2018
Football: Football Perspective finds Replacement Level Quarterbacks Are Playing Like Average Quarterbacks From 2002. FiveThirtyEight says The Saints’ Big Three Can’t Be Stopped. Football Outsiders’ Week 10 DVOA Ratings.
College Football: Bill Connelly’s Week 10 Five Factors box scores. Football Perspective’s Week Eleven (2018) College Football SRS Ratings: B12 and B10 Fight Is On. Massey-Peabody: As football conference championship races wind down, which ones matter.
Baseball: FanGraphs puts Putting a Dollar Value on Prospects Outside the Top 100. The Hardball Times on Improving a Starting Pitcher Injury Model With Multiple Classifier Algorithms. FiveThirtyEight points out that Nobody Wants Baseball’s 30-Something Free Agents Anymore. FanGraphs’ Post-2018 Farm System Rankings. The Hardball Times on The Physics of a Wobbling Fly Ball. The SIS blog lists the top performing defensive rookies in 2018.
Basketball: Fancy Stats writes that When the NBA zigs, the Warriors zag … off screen after screen. Nylon Calculus uses NBA Approximate Value to compare all-time Big 3’s.
College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s latest podcast covers recruiting inefficiencies, the Princeton Offense and Hustle Stats.
Soccer: StatsBomb with A New Way to Measure Keepers’ Shot Stopping: Post-Shot Expected Goals. Paper on Machine Learning for Soccer.
Tennis: Heavy Topspin on Jürgen Melzer and Singles Players Who Care About Doubles. Stephanie Kovalchik Uses Pressure Ratings to Rank Most Competitive Matches in 2018.
Check out these Pythons: Tuan Doan Ngyuen with a tutorial on advanced soccer visualizations in Python.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR’s Tribute to Joe Mauer: Exploring Miss Rates.
Conferences: On November 14th, the Football Coach Analytics Summit is in Barcelona. The Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting is November 17th at Central College (Pella, IA).