sports analytics

2月 012021
 

I previously blogged about the impact drafting offensive linemen has on winning and making the playoffs. Since I wrote that, we have new data points to add to the analysis and an exciting finale to this NFL season. In this blog post, I’ll explore a few more arguments both in [...]

Should teams draft more offensive linemen? was published on SAS Voices by Frank Silva

12月 112020
 

In recent years, we've have seen some astronomical contracts given to professional athletes. Major League Baseball (MLB) has certainly had its share. One of its first notable “megadeals” was when Alex Rodriguez, the Seattle Mariners’ power-hitting shortstop, left the team to join the Texas Rangers in 2001. The Rangers committed [...]

Competing in the Big Leagues with or without Big Money was published on SAS Voices by Pete Berryman

12月 112020
 

In recent years, we've have seen some astronomical contracts given to professional athletes. Major League Baseball (MLB) has certainly had its share. One of its first notable “megadeals” was when Alex Rodriguez, the Seattle Mariners’ power-hitting shortstop, left the team to join the Texas Rangers in 2001. The Rangers committed [...]

Competing in the Big Leagues with or without Big Money was published on SAS Voices by Pete Berryman

12月 112020
 

In recent years, we've have seen some astronomical contracts given to professional athletes. Major League Baseball (MLB) has certainly had its share. One of its first notable “megadeals” was when Alex Rodriguez, the Seattle Mariners’ power-hitting shortstop, left the team to join the Texas Rangers in 2001. The Rangers committed [...]

Competing in the Big Leagues with or without Big Money was published on SAS Voices by Pete Berryman

11月 252020
 

In football, five out of the 11 players on offense are on the field to accomplish one goal: keep the defenders as far away from the ball as possible.  Sometimes it’s more than five. Teams will bring extra linemen on short-play packages. Tight ends and full backs might check in [...]

Why teams should draft more offensive linemen was published on SAS Voices by Frank Silva

7月 212020
 

When Liverpool clinched the Premier League title with a win on June 25, my household was giddy. We are a family of sports fans, and we especially love baseball (Go, Red Sox!) and soccer. I’m a relative newbie to Liverpool, having cheered for them for the last five years. Having [...]

Premier League champs offer lessons on and off the field was published on SAS Voices by Jenn Chase

7月 212020
 

When Liverpool clinched the Premier League title with a win on June 25, my household was giddy. We are a family of sports fans, and we especially love baseball (Go, Red Sox!) and soccer. I’m a relative newbie to Liverpool, having cheered for them for the last five years. Having [...]

Premier League champs offer lessons on and off the field was published on SAS Voices by Jenn Chase

6月 082020
 

Critics of sports analytics (and there are some entertaining ones) love to point out that analytics isn’t capable of capturing the things that don’t show up on a box score. A player who dives on the floor to save a loose ball, a quarterback strategically misleading a defender to free [...]

Going beyond the box score: Text analysis in sports was published on SAS Voices by Frank Silva

4月 032020
 

These are incredibly tough times, and fortunately, everyone I know is still healthy, safe and doing everything they can to stay that way. I know I'm lucky -- the worst I've suffered so far under coronavirus stay-at-home orders is sports withdrawal. I'm trying to fill that void in my life [...]

Visualizing shots, goals, players and more with SAS was published on SAS Voices by Frank Silva

10月 092019
 

What can data tell us about the easiest hole at your favorite golf course? Or which hole contributes the most to mastering the course? A golf instructor once told me golf is not my sport, and that my swing is hopeless, but that didn’t stop me from analyzing golf data. [...]

How to win the SAS Championship was published on SAS Voices by Frank Silva