Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 3rd, 2019
Football: PFF Data Study: What to learn from the preseason. Adam Steele’s 2018 Surplus Yards metric. Football Perspective looks to answer How Is Value Determined?. FiveThirtyEight writes It’s Time To Stop Pretending That The NFL Preseason Isn’t Pointless. Football Outsiders’ 2018 Rate of Adjusted Pressure. Carter McGary’s Rush Rate Data Visualization. Dan Pizzuta says Running Back Targets Don’t Have To Be Inefficient. Doug Farrar on How can running backs become more useful receivers. Chris Burke spends A night on the headset with the Lions’ stats crew.
College Football: FiveThirtyEight finds It Doesn’t Hurt To Hire Alumni As Head Coaches. But It Doesn’t Help, Either. FiveThirtyEight wonders If Nebraska’s Preseason Ranking Is Based On Ability Or Just Pedigree?
Baseball: FanGraphs publishes The Worst Swinging Strikes of the Year. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: How to test for park bias. FanGraphs points out The Dodgers Get Shifty. Baseball Prospectus Moonshot: The Ball Might Have Caused Increased Exit Velocity Too. Daniel Marks Takes a look at pitchers who pitched great, but got tagged with a loss. Beyond the Box Score looks to answer Where have all the playoff chases gone? A joint case study on the Influence of Pitcher Fielding Plays and Pick off Attempts on Overall In-Game Workload during an NCAA Division 1 Season.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus: Projecting Pascal Siakam as a No. 1 option.
College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s return of Solving Basketball. Mountain West coaches will use real-time analytics.
Soccer: StatsBomb on What’s Happened In La Liga So Far.
Tennis: FiveThirtyEight believes Djokovic And Nadal Have The Greatest Rivalry In Tennis.
Conferences: On September 11-12 in Vienna is the Football Analytics and Performance Summit. The RIT Sports Analytics Conference is September 14th in Rochester. The New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will be held September 28th in Cambridge.