Previewing the 2017 SSAC Research Paper Competition

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is more of a sports business conference these days, but the MIT association conveys a conference that also values rigorous and high-quality research.  The Research Paper competition keeps the SSAC connected to this heritage as it evolves.  This year the competition returns with tracks for publications on Baseball, Basketball, Other […]

Effective time in J-League 2016: Club impact in J2 and J3

The new season of the J-League kicked off tonight, so for completeness’ sake I’m extending my analysis of club impacts on effective time in the J-League to its lower divisions.  The analysis is similar to previous work with a slightly different way of presenting the results.The effective match data was collected by DataStadium as part of an […]

Rueda de pases, una visualización alternativa para el fútbol

Yo soy aficionado de una multitud de deportes, entre ellos el críquet. Es un juego de bate y pelota que comparte algunos rasgos con el beísbol pero en realidad son primos distantes.  En ese deporte, no es inusual que un bateador marca decenas o hasta cientos de carreras, así que es interesante averiguar cómo está marcándolas […]