Football: Football Perspective notes that Sacks Are Coming From Lighter Players. Football Perspective’s 2016 Game Scripts in Review: Pass Identity Ratings.
College Football: Football Outsiders’ OFI: Old Problems Haunt Traditional Powers. FiveThirtyEight points out that A College Football Team’s Season Isn’t Over At 0-1.
Baseball: FanGraphs looks at How One Club Integrates Analytics into Player Development. Bill James writes Pitch to Contact, or Don’t, I Don’t Care. Beyond the Box Score discusses Using a four-man outfield. FanGraphs attempts to answer Where Have the Fastballs Gone Missing? John Dewan details the 2017 Shift Slowdown. FanGraphs with a piece on How One Club Integrates Analytics into Player Development.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Balancing the value of volume scoring with efficiency. NBA Math’s Point Guard Tiers: Showcasing the Depth of Talent During the Position’s Golden Age. Nylon Calculus looks at The westward movement of NBA talent.
Soccer: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective details The Toughest Away Days In The Champions League.
Tennis: Heavy Topspin Measures the Impact of the Serve in Men’s Tennis.
Hockey: @draglikepull offers an EXCELLENT introduction to learning SQL using hockey statistics. Hockey Graphs looks to answer How certain do you need to be on an offside challenge?
Check out these Pythons: Vineet Vashishta explains How to Generate FiveThirtyEight Graphs in Python.
General: The Yale Sports Analytics Group offers Part 1 in our sports rankings series explaining methodology of rankings like Sagarin and Part 2 explaining the math behind Elo, used heavily by FiveThirtyEight.