Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 4, 2016
Football: SI.com article says it’s Time to get defensive pass interference penalties under control. FiveThirtyEight looks at Why The Eagles’ Surprising Start Might — And Might Not — Hold Up. Football Outsiders on Quarterbacks and the Progression of Air Yards.
College Football: ESPN Analytics says College football’s analytics revolution is just beginning.
Baseball: Slate.com article on Who Actually Won the Moneyball Revolution. New York Times piece on the impact of Statcast data on fielding metrics. FanGraphs on How We Should Evaluate a Manager. The Hardball Times writes about The Physics of October Baseball in Wrigley. Tom Tango examines whether the fielding spectrum is a mirror of the offensive spectrum. FiveThirtyEight says Baseball Was Way Easier To Predict In 2016 — Except For Fly Balls. Baseball Prospectus Fast Pitch Follow-Up. FanGraphs on How the Cubs Stack Up Within Baseball History. The Hardball Times on Barrels, Normative Analysis, and the Beauties of Statcast.
Basketball: Sports On Earth feature on the NBA embracing Big Data. Nylon Calculus’ Hopefully possible win projections 2016-2017. Nylon Calculus Reflects on the NBA Hackathon.
Hockey: Hockey Graphs with Behind The Numbers: On the World Cup and Team Canada’s domination.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR on Improving Park Factors Through Statcast Data.
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Conferences: Central College hosts he Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.