Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 24th, 2017
Football: Football Perspective confirms Yes, NFL Parity Is Greater Than Ever (At Least Through 6 Weeks). FiveThirtyEight says Here’s An Idea, Falcons: Throw To Julio Jones In The Red Zone. Football Outsiders looks at The Truth Behind Rising Injury Rates.
College Football: Football Study Hall’s Week 8 Five Factors box scores. Football Study Hall has Fun with game states in college football.
Baseball: Beyond the Box Score Breaks down the home run revolution by position. FanGraphs on When Bullpenning Goes Wrong. Bill James with a long piece on Rookie Scores. John Dewan with Who are the 2017 Fielding Bible Award/Gold Glove Contenders? (Part II). FanGraphs asks Are We Watching Pitchers Hurt Themselves in the Playoffs? The Hardball Times examines How an Ace Performance Impacts Reliever Workloads. Beyond the Box Score finds The analytics series: Dodgers-Astros is a win for sabermetrics. FiveThirtyEight believes This World Series Just Might Have The Two Best Teams. Baseball Prospectus’ Baseball Therapy: We Need to Talk About Defense.
Basketball: Justin Jacobs with many basketball analytics tutorials including a Deep Dive on Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus I: Introductory Example. Ben Taylor analyzes the relationship between Offensive Load and Adjusted TOV%. Nylon Calculus on The championship odds of short-lived megastars (CORP). FiveThirtyEight finds The Warriors’ Klay Thompson Only Needs 0.79 Seconds To Beat You. Nylon Calculus writes about Why Chris Paul and James Harden are so tough in the penalty.
College Basketball: Eli Boettger from Heat Check writes Tacko Fall Would Be The NBA’s Tallest Player, But The Pros Are Still Much Larger.
Hockey: FiveThirtyEight figures Vegas Is The Best Expansion Team In NHL History.
Soccer: StatsBomb Identifies Ligue 1’s Next Breakout Talent: Marcus Thuram.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR’s World Series Special – Swing and Miss Rates.
Conferences: Slides and videos from the 2017 RIT Hockey Analytics Conference are available here. The first Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference is October 28th in Pittsburgh. The Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting is November 18th at Central College (Pella, IA).