Issue 63 September 16 2022 Welcome 62nd issue. Nice little sampler platter as we have articles for college football, tennis, WNBA, MLB, and soccer. Bon appétit! I'm interested in sports data science opportunities next year, have an employer you recommend? Let's chat! This Week's Lineup The Binion Index I like all college football rating systems. Here is another! fromtherumbleseat.com The Risk and Reward of Serve Return Positioning When we look at the elite of the current men's game, there are dramatic differences in return impact patterns. Visualizations abound. on-the-t.com International Players Are Making Their Mark On The WNBA Again 2022 was the second-highest percent of league win shares by international WNBA players since 2013. fivethirtyeight.com (When) Will Albert Pujols Reach 700 Home Runs? Will Pujols hit a momentous round number of homers before retiring? Ben simulated the season to find out. Best odds are in Los Angeles between 9/23-9/25. fangraphs.com Is xG The Best Predictor of Future Results? Good article focusing on replicating past analytics findings to validate their results. This one on "the best predictor for future performance is Expected Goals." americansocceranalysis.com What I'm Watching Sports are busy these days. Here are a few games I'm keeping watch on (okay yes still football): College: BYU @ Baylor Penn State @ Auburn MSU @ Washington Miami @ Texas A&M Pros: Chargers @ Chiefs (playing as I type this, on Amazon!) Bears @ Packers Vikings @ Eagles Weekly Unexpected Quote “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” Ram Dass 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.