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Statcast is here!

Statcast makes its television debut during tonight’s MLB Network game between the Cardinals and Nationals. The clips I’ve seen are spectacular. I’m most interested in the fielding data.

Statcast tracking:

  • Pitching – Release, extension, Velocity, Perceived velocity, Spin rate
  • Hitting – Exit velocity, Launch angle, Vector, Hang time, Hit distance, Projected HR distance
  • Baserunning – Lead distance, Secondary Lead, First step, Stealing first step, Acceleration, Max speed, Dig speed, Extra bases, Home run trot
  • Fielding – First step, First step efficiency, Max speed, Acceleration (outfield), Total distance, Arm strength, Exchange, Pop time, Pivot, Route efficiency (outfield)

Oh boy, this is gonna be great!

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