Amid Baseball’s Data Revolution, Jays Turn to Bat Sensor Technology

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April 5, 2018

Amid baseball’s data revolution, Jays turn to bat sensor technology

The Toronto Blue Jays are using bat sensor technology this season for the first time that tracks swing data for players, coaches and scouts. The Blue Jays have reached an agreement with Pittsburgh-based Diamond Kinetics to buy 60 sensors about the size of three or four stacked toonies that fit on the grip end of baseball bats, Joe Sclafani, the Blue Jays’ coordinator of player development, said in an interview with TSN.

How Technology Helps Measure Soccer Statistics and Tactics

Over the last 5-6 months, I have had different conversations with people who are working on technologies related to soccer. And I recall writing about Tactical Analysis in Soccer for SportTechie some years back and thought I will reshare it here plus add a bit of update as some things have changed since then.

Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study

But sports drinks are not a substance found in the natural world. They are manufactured and can contain flavorings and chemicals that some people might wish to avoid. So a few years ago, researchers at the North Carolina Research Campus of Appalachian State University in Kannapolis, began to wonder about fruits as a healthier alternative to sports drinks during exercise.

New Study Reveals Whether Multi-Sport or Single-Sport Athletes Have a Better Chance For Success

“You’ve got to specialize if you want to be special.” You may have heard similar sentiments before. However, a growing amount of research is finding that specializing in a single sport too early may be one of the worst decisions a young athlete can make.

Modelling Movement Energetics Using Global Positioning System Devices in Contact Team Sports: Limitations and Solutions

Quantifying the training and competition loads of players in contact team sports can be performed in a variety of ways, including kinematic, perceptual, heart rate or biochemical monitoring methods. Whilst these approaches provide data relevant for team sports practitioners and athletes, their application to a contact team sport setting can sometimes be challenging or illogical.

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