Visualizing Wide Receiver Routes with Player Tracking Data

Image from http://blogs-images.forbes.com/jasonbelzer/files/2014/07/Speed.png This May, NFL teams will finally be granted access to league-owned player tracking data from the 2015 season. The league had previously reached an agreement with Zebra Technologies to install chips in players’ shoulder pads that use radio frequency to broadcast each player’s location and speed 25 times per second, effectively generating … More Visualizing Wide Receiver Routes with Player Tracking Data

Defense, Risk-Aversion and the NBA Draft: Which Prospects are Overrated and Which Prospects are Underrated?

The NBA draft is probably the most important event of the year when it comes to building for a franchise’s future. The difference between drafting Derrick Rose vs. drafting Michael Beasley translates into tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars of franchise value (even despite Rose’s recent injury woes). Of course, the NBA draft … More Defense, Risk-Aversion and the NBA Draft: Which Prospects are Overrated and Which Prospects are Underrated?

5 Things We Learned from Georgetown Basketball’s Season Opener

1. L.J. Peak is the real deal. It has been my opinion for several months now that of all current Hoyas, Peak has the best chance to 1) get drafted and 2) have a successful career in the NBA. But the 6-5, 215 pound freshman wing was even further ahead of his developmental schedule than … More 5 Things We Learned from Georgetown Basketball’s Season Opener

MLB Aging Curves

Header aging curve courtesy of beyondtheboxscore.com On November 22, 2013, GSABR members Preston Barclay, Kyle Franco, Camden Hu, Nik Oza, and Xavier Weisenreider competed in SABR President Vince Gennaro’s Diamond Dollars Case Competition against twelve other schools at NYU in New York City. The case involved the forecasting of the free agent contracts of catcher … More MLB Aging Curves

Q&A with Kevin Pelton, NBA Analyst at ESPN Insider

Kevin Pelton joined ESPN Insider as an NBA analyst in January 2013. Along with Tom Haberstroh, he writes the daily “Per Diem” column covering the NBA using advanced statistical analysis. Pelton developed the WARP rating system and SCHOENE projection system for the NBA. Previously, Pelton served as an author for BasketballProspectus.com since the site’s inception … More Q&A with Kevin Pelton, NBA Analyst at ESPN Insider

Q & A with Greg Kershaw, Basketball Operations Coordinator with the Washington Wizards

Greg Kershaw is a basketball operations coordinator for the Washington Wizards. He began as an intern with the team for the 2009-2010 season. A native of Brockton, Massachusetts, Greg graduated from The George Washington University in 2007.  Greg received his Master’s in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University in 2010, and currently serves on the … More Q & A with Greg Kershaw, Basketball Operations Coordinator with the Washington Wizards

Q & A with Jason Rosenfeld, Director of Basketball Analytics with the Charlotte Bobcats

Jason W. Rosenfeld is the Director of Basketball Analytics for the Charlotte Bobcats.  He leads the team’s considerable analytic and technology efforts and works to enhance decision making around the draft, free agency, trades, and game strategy. Prior to joining the Bobcats, Jason was the Assistant GM, basketball operations, for the Shanghai Sharks; a basketball … More Q & A with Jason Rosenfeld, Director of Basketball Analytics with the Charlotte Bobcats

Visualizing NBA Analytics through the Past Decade’s Superstars

It’s no secret that the NBA has been undergoing an analytics revolution for several years, and it’s not just Daryl Morey’s Houston front office, though they might have the most organizational buy-in from top to bottom. I can count only three teams (all three of which are in the Pacific Division) that don’t employ or … More Visualizing NBA Analytics through the Past Decade’s Superstars

Link Drop 10/17

We’ve decided to start doing a link drop on the blog to give you an idea of other places to look for interesting sports content. If we mention a weekly column/video/podcast/etc., it probably will not show up again in this space. Read something insightful? Let us know! Kirk Goldsberry visualizes ShotScore, how efficiently NBA players … More Link Drop 10/17