Statistics are everywhere, but nowhere are they more on public display than in Major League Baseball.
In case you missed it, Paul Casella’s 2015 article provides great insight into this wonderful new way to gather performance data.
By Paul Casella / MLB.com
April 24th, 2015
Have you wondered how fast the ball comes off of Giancarlo Stanton‘s bat? How much ground Andrew McCutchen actually covers in center field? Or just how fast Billy Hamilton really is? Thanks to Statcast, a revolutionary tracking technology, we can finally get definitive answers.
Statcast is already being utilized by Major League front offices, while fans have had the chance to see its groundbreaking abilities in breakdowns of last year’s All-Star Game and postseason, as well as on a few highlight clips this season. The technology will continue to be incorporated into every MLB Network Showcase game, and used to analyze player performance both on the Network and MLB.com.
Here’s a quick primer on what exactly Statcast can do and what it will mean for Major League Baseball:
MLB Tonight: Statcast demo
What is Statcast?
Statcast, a state-of-the-art tracking technology, is capable of gathering and displaying previously immeasurable aspects of the game.
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