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    MLB Announces Revolutionary New Fielding-Tracking System

    At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics, MLBAM announced a new tracking system (there isn't even an official name for it yet), similar to the SportVU cameras that the NBA has installed. It tracks the speed and efficiency of fielders, based on highly accurate readings on hit balls—batted ball speed, launch angle, distance, hang time—and then how fast and how well the defenders react. It's the Holy Grail, basically.
    http://regressing.deadspin.com/mlb-a...ashleyfeinberg

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    This looks great. Would comment further but I am on my way out the door.

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    That's very cool. I didn't know they tested it last year in Citi Field, can't wait to see it implemented in all the ballparks.
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    I thought they basically already had this. Either way, it's pretty cool.
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    Very nice.

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    Heck yes

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    Be super dope if the announcers/telecast guys/home viewers had access to this info and graphics overlay for instant replays.

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    Holy Grail???

    Maybe overreacting a bit?

    We already know who the best fielders are
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    Oh my....this is awesome!


    I've seen similar stuff used in other sports. Nice to finally have something like this in the MLB.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PraiseJesus View Post
    Holy Grail???

    Maybe overreacting a bit?

    We already know who the best fielders are
    Holy Grail for fielding metrics maybe. What's wrong with trying to collect more accurate information? We have an idea of who the better fielders are, but from year to year it is nowhere near something we can conclusively guage.

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    Isn't this the exact same thing as the field f/x cameras that MLB has been using for years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PraiseJesus View Post
    Holy Grail???

    Maybe overreacting a bit?

    We already know who the best fielders are
    We THINK we know.

    We have data that suggests we know.

    The pursuit is always more knowledge.

    Defensive metrics are the one area of baseball that we are mostly ignorant about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Isn't this the exact same thing as the field f/x cameras that MLB has been using for years?
    Not really

    read the PR and check out the sample video

    http://www.mlb.com/news/article/mlba...4&ymd=20140301

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Isn't this the exact same thing as the field f/x cameras that MLB has been using for years?
    more sample images

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhqHoY8CMAAgA3A.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhqIde-CUAAbujt.jpg

    Its for more then just fielding. Its hitting/fielding/base running etc

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    each game will have SEVEN ****ING TB of data, so in order for the fan to use it they need to make it smaller or just highlights (replace the highlights we have now)

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