77th issue, and the first of 2023! Hope y'all were able to enjoy downtime with those you care most about.
This week features fun ones across five different sports.
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This Week's Lineup
The art and science of picking winning teams ($)
Centered around Cricket, a lengthy piece describing the use of performance data and human judgment to build teams.
How migration has shaped the World Cup
The number of foreign-born players at the World Cup is increasing. Described with great viz!
Every MLB uniform number ever, ranked by WAR
Which numbers have been the most productive? Not Ozzie Smith as the best number 1. But the numbers themselves by WAR.
Which Hockey League is Best?
Player comparisons between 45+ international ice hockey leagues are not easily made. A new method for comparing and projecting player performance across leagues using an adjusted z-score metric is introduced.
How men’s college basketball teams are using outside analytics firms to find an edge
Programs have been slow to hire in-house analytics staffers, opening up opportunities for outside firms.
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