Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – November 24, 2015
Football: A study asks Are there too few trades during the NFL draft? ProFootballTalk piece featuring the Bucs’ Dirk Koetter on analytics: I don’t need a bunch of numbers. FiveThirtyEight says The Bills Are Proof That A Team Needs More Than Just A Good QB. Another FiveThirtyEight article points out that The Browns Have A Tight End Who’s Defying Time. Joey Faulkner with more NFL work looking at What home field advantage is worth.
College football: From Bill Connelly’s Varsity Numbers, The Numbers Are on to You (or Not).
Baseball: Bill James on the The Three-Man Starting Rotation. FanGraphs does the math on Trading for Aroldis Chapman. FanGraps wonders Are We Undervaluing the Slugger Now? FanGraphs does A Ball-in-Play Analysis of Nine Free-Agent Pitchers. FanGraphs chronicles The Greatest Non-Cy Young Seasons in History. FiveThirtyEight says Who Needs The MVP? Mike Trout Might Be The G.O.A.T..
Basketball: Nylon Calculus 101: The Library. Nylon Calculus on Draymond and the Dish.
College basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s Week in Review.
Soccer: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective asks How likely are keeper penalties? StatsBomb on the question of How To Measure Defense. AmericanSoccerAnalysis reports that Conference Final Home Teams Have A First-leg Up.
Swimming: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective examines if there was An Unfair Pool at the 2013 FINA Swimming World Championships.
Your moment of R: Do you want to Learn R?
Conferences: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2016 tickets are on sale now. Seeking nominations for 2016 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.