Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 5th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective asks Is The NFL Turning Into an Older Quarterback League? Yes and No. The Athlytics Blog shows how to determine NFL preseason rankings using Vegas total win lines.

College Football: Football Outsiders’ FEI 2017 Projections. FiveThirtyEight writes Michigan’s Lineup Was Gutted. How Much Will It Matter?

Baseball: FanGraphs on The Reality of the Anti-Ground-Ball Revolution. FiveThirtyEight says MLB’s Prospects Are Showing Up Ready To Mash. Tom Tango’s Stacast Lab: simple method for hard pitches. Baseball Prospectus Flu-Like Symptoms: The Vogelsong Awards. The Hardball Times makes on The Physics of “Late Break”. FanGraphs identifies Better Stats for Finding the Next Rhys Hoskins. FiveThirtyEight proclaims Albert Pujols Is The Worst Player In Baseball.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Relating offensive style to offensive efficiency. Cranjis McBasketball created a reference document to help explain Synergy’s play type data. NBA Math with Forty Percent or Bust: The Dizzying Highs of Added Spacing and Perilous Lows of Limited Shooters.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis writes about Adjusting team xGoals.

Tennis: Heavy Topspin tries to answer How Much Does Height Matter in Men’s Tennis.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR  gives a Stanton Home Run Update using functions in the BA_predict package.

Conferences: September 16th Virginia Sports Analytics Meeting at Roanoke College. September 23rd New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports in Cambridge, MA.

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