It’s all about the analytics in sports these days. From the scouting process, to practices, and even for in-game adjustments, teams rely on data available to them to draft players, to prepare for the next game, and to perfect their craft. We, as fans, see those stats and figures overlaid on broadcasts and in the box score in the next morning’s paper.
While to most of us they’re just numbers, professional teams rely on such data in their quest to bring home a title. And they’ll look for this information wherever they can get it.
So it shouldn’t be surprising then that when Blast Motion launched their baseball sensor, several Major League Baseball teams started calling. Their product garnered enough information that Blast Motion is now the official bat sensor for the league.