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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 22nd, 2019

Football: The Extra Point blog examines Where Do Ball Carriers Tend to Move? Football Perspective’s 2019 Concentration Index: Which Offenses Are Spreading It Around? Kevin Cole’s PFF Data Study: Finding the NFL’s best young passer. FiveThirtyEight points out The 49ers Are The Best In Football’s Most Important Stat. Josh Hermsmeyer says Reports Of The Fullback’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. The SIS blog wonders How Good Is the Patriots’ Defense, Really? Football Perspective on the usefulness of Yards Per Carry. Football Perspective analyzes Christian McCaffrey and Single-Season Leaders In Percentage of Team Yards From Scrimmage.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight: SMU Is Undefeated. No, It’s Not 1982.

Baseball: FanGraphs finds the Greatest World Series Rotations of All Time. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: Catcher Framing, WOWY at the Individual Game-Level. Beyond the Box Score examines Do the Nationals (or Astros!) have the best “Big Three” ever? FanGraphs writes The Ball Threatens to Overshadow Baseball. Baseball Prospectus ProGUESTus: Casting Some Uncertainty on How Players Age. The 2019 Fielding Bible Awards Preview Part I. Mark Simon looks to answer What makes the Astros defense great?

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight, using RAPTOR, determines The Best NBA Players Of The Last 6 Seasons. Ben Falk weighs in on The Midrange Debate.

College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: KenPom, Memphis, and Preseason Projections.

Soccer: StatsBomb recaps Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas: A case study on using data to prepare to administer the eye test.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs with Passing clusters: A Framework to Evaluate a Team’s Breakout. Tom Tango’s thoughts on the Signal of Plus/Minus wrapped tightly with the bias of mates in a sea of Random Variation.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR offers code to evaluate Streaky Home Run Hitting. Luke Benz a new win probability model in ncaahoopR this season.

For your listening pleasure: Wharton Moneyball (Eric Winston/Sam Monson) Steve Palazzolo, Chilling with Charlie (Micah from Hockeyviz), Chilling with Charlie (Kristin Sainani), Expected Value (Taylor Twellman), Thinking Basketball (Nate Silver) and Off The Charts (Mike Tanier) podcasts.

Conferences: On November 1 and 2 in Pittsburgh is the Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference. The first batch of the papers from the StatsBomb Conference are now available.

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