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Quantifying Player Value: Introducing ‘Expected Contribution’ And Ranking The 2013 NexGen Team
No one in Ultimate seriously believes simple statistics like goals, assists, or blocks fairly measure a player’s overall worth. But our new 'expected contribution' statistic - which summarizes each player’s involvement in one overall number -- is a first serious attempt to do exactly this.
Aug 13, 2013 by Sean Childers, Jeremy Weiss and Husayn Carnegie in Analysis
How Do We Define Good Defense?
When we talk, think, and strategize about Ultimate, defensive skill sometimes takes a back seat to offensive play. But we have begun to search for new ways to quantify good defense. Here we introduce one of those: the Ultiworld D rating.
Jul 1, 2013 by Sean Childers and Kahyee Fong in Analysis with 28 comments