Issue 51 June 3 2022 Welcome Area 51 edition. Short and sweet this week, dive on in below! I'm looking for sports data science opportunities next year, have an employer you recommend? Let's chat! This Week's Lineup Introducing a Dynamic Hard Hit Rate and "TrueHit" A few years old, but still a great read. What is predictive when judging the exit velocity of a hit baseball? What new metrics can be created? Dynamic Hard Hit Rate and TrueHit, to start! sixmanrotation.com Using MLS Pressure Data Using pressure data from Football Reference and Statsbomb, to make some sense of where MLS teams stand in the pressing landscape. americansocceranalysis.com Miggy vs Pujols. Head to Head Stat Fun Us baseball fans have been lucky for the last ~two decades watching these two. theanalyst.com A college football portal cheat sheet that identifies athleticism and explosion Ex-coaches' analytics company develops data on multi-sport athletes that can translate into football success. Tracking Football has developed a metric called Player Athletic Index to assist. theathletic.com Who Makes the Best Swing Decisions in Baseball? Uses pitch-level swing data to identify which players know the strike zone best. (data is a month old now but still useful!) fangraphs.com Weekly Unexpected Quote “He shoots, he scores!” Hockey Announcer Please Forward Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here >> Unexpected Points Added is curated and maintained by Patrick Hayes. Send me an email with your feedback or question. I respond to every single one.