Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 3rd, 2017
Football: W. Casan Scott publishes new book, Analytics of the NFL Combine. Football Perspective examines Field Goal Rates Throughout NFL History. FiveThirtyEight believes Kareem Hunt Is Breaking The NFL.
College Football: Football Study Hall’s Week 5 Five Factors box scores. FiveThirtyEight writes Deshaun Watson Left. Clemson Evolved.
Baseball: FanGraphs comparison of How 2017 Compares to the Steroid Era: Part I and Part II. FanGraphs looks at What Statcast Says About the National League Cy Young. The Hardball Times explains The Physics of the Bat Flip. Beyond the Box Score points out that Max Scherzer is as unhittable as they come. FanGraphs discusses How This Year’s Best Players Compare to History. Baseball Prospectus’ Flu-Like Symptoms: One That PECOTA Missed by Rob Mains. FanGraphs says Aaron Judge Has Been the Least Clutch Player on Record. Meanwhile, from FiveThirtyEight: Aaron Judge Was Amazing. Aaron Judge Was A Bum. Now He’s Amazing Again.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus’ Highly Plausible Win Projections for the 2017-18 NBA season.
Hockey: MoneyPuck.com lets you download data on 1,054,127 NHL shots going back to 2007.
Soccer: FiveThirtyEight believes There’s Still Hope For The Soccer Team That Can’t Score.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR’s analysis on First Names using Word Clouds and ggplot2. An R package providing color palettes for pro sports teams. The palettes are provided by Jim Neilsen’s Team Colors website. Soccermatics R package provides tools to visualize spatial information from soccer matches using x, y-coordinates of players. Air yards you can import in just one line.
Visualize this: From Donut Charts to Bubble Maps, This Site Will Help You Choose the Best Way to Visualize Your Data.
Conferences: October 17-18 SportsTechNYC in New York. The 2017 RIT Hockey Analytics Conference October 21st in Rochester. The first Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference October 28th in Pittsburgh.