Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – November 6th, 2018

Football: Football Perspective finds Rushing Efficiency Has Soared, With A Twist. FiveThirtyEight: Patrick Mahomes Is Proving That QBs From Gimmicky College Offenses Can Succeed In The NFL. Football Outsiders’ Week 9 DVOA Ratings.

College Football: Bill Connelly’s Week 10 Five Factors box scores and he looks at How S&P+ has performed, team by team. Football Perspective’s Week Ten (2018) College Football SRS Ratings: Alabama Ascends Into Legendary Status. Massey-Peabody’s College Football Playoff projections: Alabama, Clemson at the top, but don’t count out Tier 2. Football Outsiders’ FEI Week 9 Ratings and Garbage Time.

Baseball: FanGraphs recaps What We All Saw in the Playoffs. Bill James writes about The Strikeout Push/Pull Effect. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: Do Successful Launch Anglers keep Angling?. Beyond the Box Score on The fastball: comparing “stuff” and results. FanGraphs Estimates Every Team’s Payroll Room. The Hardball Times Looks Back at the 2018 Postseason. The SIS blog gives an excerpt from the 2019 Bill James Handbook: “Shift Update”. Beyond the Box Score reports on The humidor’s effect on home runs at Chase Field.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Regression in shot-making and shot quality. Justin Jacobs’ introduction on how to use cameras to extract position estimates and then build follow-on analytics such as counting dribbles. Nylon Calculus says Fouls drawn don’t mean as much as you think.

Soccer: StatsBomb lists 5 Easy Ways Data Can Give Football Clubs an Edge. Financial Times article on How data analysis helps football clubs make better signings.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR’s Introduction to Shiny — Pitch Locations for Home Runs. Luke Benz has added to his ncaahoopR package.

Conferences:  The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit will be held November 8th and 9th in San Francisco.

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