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Monday, July 25, 2016

PITCH fx: The future for MLB Umpires? :: Klip Bloggin Sports

I didn’t realize the system didn’t track the pitch all the way.

How does PITCHf/x work to call strikes? PITCHf/x uses three cameras to triangulate a baseball’s position in space from the moment it leaves the pitcher’s hand. There is a major flaw however: The cameras stop tracking the ball a few feet from the plate, instead analyzing the trajectory to come up with a predicted location within an inch of where it actually shows up. ... Yet, that blind spot in front of the plate troubles the sabermetric community.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2016 at 06:36 AM | 2 comment(s)
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