analytics

Baseball

How Fielding Analytics Are Making a Great Generation of Shortstops Even Better

Fielding analytics helping the current bumper crop of talented MLB shortstops play the position like never before.
Rian Watt
3.29.17
esports

One Jungle Share at a Time: Meet the Bill James of Esports

Analytics are penetrating esports like League of Legends. Tim Sevenhuysen is a crucial voice, breaking down weekly pro games with incisive, illuminating, and often home-cooked stats.
Luke Winkie
3.21.17
Hockey

A Preemptive Defense of NHL Team Analytics

The Florida Panthers, the Arizona Coyotes, and the Carolina Hurricanes focused on building through analytics this season, and all three have faltered—but don't blame the math.
Dave Lozo
3.14.17
Highlights

What, If Anything, Is Brock Osweiler Actually Worth?

Brock Osweiler is now worth negative-value. Congratulations, Houston.
Aaron Gordon
3.9.17
important quizzes

Can You Guess Which of These Sloan Sports Analytics Events Are Real? A Quiz

The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT is where sports' scientific and statistical elite get together and nerd out. It's also the basis for your challenge here.
David Roth
2.15.17
Football

Do NFL Coach Firings Make Any Immediate Difference?

A new study suggests that NFL franchises fire their coaches too often, and too reflexively—and that making such a move is unlikely to produce short-term improvement.
Michael Weinreb
1.27.17
nba

Why an All-in-One Defensive Stat Is Still the NBA's Holy Grail

The NBA's smartest analytic minds have struggled to come up with a reliable, all-in-one defensive player metric. Will they ever succeed?
Spencer Lund
12.12.16
nba

How the Front-Office Analyst Took Over the NBA

NBA teams employ way more analysts today than they did even a few years ago, and the teams that got on the train early have benefited. We know—we ran the numbers.
Rob Arthur & Rian Watt
10.24.16
Football

Who Is the NFL’s Stephen Curry?

If the play-action pass is so efficient, which football teams are taking most advantage of it, and which ones are stuck in the dark ages?
Rivers McCown
7.21.16
Hockey

What It Takes to Build An Advanced Hockey Stats Site

We talked to one of the founders of the now-defunct War on Ice, as well as Manny Perry of Corsica Hockey, about the behind-the-scenes efforts that went into getting their sites off the ground.
Joe Kozlowski
7.7.16
nba

How Analytics Can Help Identify NBA Draft Steals and Busts

"Moneyball"-style analytics have come to the NBA Draft, and while they remain a work-in-progress, they can provide valuable insight into which players to choose and avoid. Here's what you need to know.
Kevin Broom
6.23.16
Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Majored in Drama, Not Math

Kobe Bryant's 60-point, 50-shot final game was a microcosm of his career—and of a shot-jacking, hero-ball style that modern analytics have rendered obsolete. Is that a good thing?
Seth Partnow
4.14.16
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