J.D. Martinez’s Defense? What The Numbers Really Say


July 20, 2018

J.D. Martinez’s defense? What the numbers really say

Free agency can represent one of the most exciting and satisfying times of a player’s career, a checkpoint to take stock of – and often to appreciate – the body of work of six-plus seasons in the big leagues. For Red Sox outfielder/designated hitter J.D. Martinez, this offseason represented something a bit different.

MLB Expands Partnership With Amazon Web Services for Statcast Analysis

Major League Baseball and Amazon Web Services announced an extended partnership earlier this week to leverage Amazon’s cloud-based machine learning technology to enrich the statistical data presented in baseball broadcasts. The two companies have partnered since 2014, but this broadened working relationship will see AWS automate and digitize much of MLB’s scorekeeping and continue building on the potential of the Statcast tracking data.

Screening, Injury Prevention, and Sport Technology Implementation with Ryan Horn – SimpliFaster

Freelap Friday Five with Ryan Horn Ryan Horn has served with the Wake Forest basketball program since 2014-15, where he is the Demon Deacons’ Director of Athletic Performance. Horn previously worked under head coach Danny Manning at the University of Tulsa, where he helped the Golden Hurricane win the 2013-14 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships-the program’s first league title since 2003.

Monitoring Athletes during Training Camps: Observations and Translatable Strategies from Elite Road Cyclists and Swimmers

Monitoring is an essential yet unstandardized component of managing athletic preparation. The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the typical measurements and responses observed from monitoring elite road cyclist and swimmers during training camps, and translate these observations to practical strategies for other practitioners to employ.

Why HVMN Helping a Cyclist Attempt One of the Most Grueling Feats in Sports

When Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in 2 hours and 25 seconds on May 6, 2017, most people saw one of the world’s fastest long-distance runners trying, and almost succeeding in, crossing an elusive milestone in human performance. Geoffrey Woo saw an inspiration. “It was a combination of that’s-awesome-slash-I’m-jealous,” says Woo, co-founder and CEO of HVMN.

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