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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Baseball Prospectus | Pitching Backward: What We Know About Spin Rate

Your head might be spinning by the end of this article.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 28, 2016 at 08:34 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: pitchfx, sabermetrics

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bannister saw benefits of PITCHF/x system early on - Sports - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI

Most scientists conduct their experiments in the seclusion of their labs, far away from eyes that might judge their work before they’ve reached conclusions. Back in 2008, when they were pitching together with the Kansas City Royals, Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke conducted their experiments in front of more than 37,000 people.

Bannister and Greinke had come across early data on pitch velocity and movement generated by a camera system mounted at major-league stadiums, a system now widely known as PITCHF/x. Perhaps unwittingly, Major League Baseball had made the raw data accessible to anyone who knew how to download it. By 2007, amateur baseball analysts had uncovered and begun to convert the data into a form that was accessible to people without advanced programming skills.

The beneficiaries of their work included Bannister and Greinke. What set Bannister and Greinke apart from other analysts was not just that their livelihood depended on the data but that they could affect the data being collected.

“It really turned my world upside down,” Bannister said.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 14, 2016 at 11:16 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: brian bannister, pitchfx, red sox

 

 

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