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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 27th, 2020

Football: Josh Hermsmeyer tries to identify The Best Quarterback From The Much-Hyped 2018 Draft Class. Football Outsiders’ Week 7 DVOA Ratings. FiveThirtyEight says Don’t Tell Derrick Henry That Running Backs Don’t Matter. FiveThirtyEight examines Are The Chicago Bears Good Or Just Lucky? Daniel Chu’s tips to work with Big Data Bowl data.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight finds  Home Teams Aren’t Winning As Much In College Football This Season. Football Outsiders’ FEI Week 7 Ratings.

Baseball: Ben Lindbergh: The Shift May Have Cost the Braves a Pennant. Will It Cost Someone a World Series? Baseball Prospectus on The Perils of Baseball at the Atomic Level. Bill James on The Quick Hook Problem. FanGraphs writes that Historically Speaking, Game 4 Was Absolutely Bananas. FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine says The Dodgers Went From A Stunning Loss To The Brink Of A Championship. Tom Tango’s When you shift the infield, how should you shift the outfield? Part 0. The 2020 Fielding Bible Awards Preview (Part 2). Stathead Baseball Adds the Pivotal Play Finder.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight: Daryl Morey Made A Lot Of Trades. How Much Did They Help The Rockets? FiveThirtyEight examines whether The WNBA’s Most Improved Players Keep Up Their Success. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on Scouting NBA Three-Point Shooting.

College Basketball: Andrew Dieckhoff introduces The DPI Gradebook: College Basketball Analytics, Simplified.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis’ MLS 2020 According to g+: The Overperforming, the Underperforming, and the Ugly, Part 2. American Soccer Analysis with The DePo Models: Bringing Moneyball to Professional Soccer.

Hockey: Nick Czuzoj-Shulman presents his work from NESSIS “The Paths We Take: A Player Tracking Analysis of NHL Shootouts” at the Queen’s Geometric Sports Analytics Seminar.

Tennis: Stats on the T Sizes Up the Height Advantage on Serve.

Check out these Pythons: @FFDataPros’ Python package for loading in play by play data via the nflfastR-data repo.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR on Making Sense of a Batting Average. Thomas Mock’s Tidymodels workshop at CMSAC20. Meghan Hall’s Leveling up with Tidyverse and Hockey Data workshop at CMSAC20.

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