By Lucille Whitfield. Baseball Gear. Published at Monday, March 19th, 2018 - 16:11:23 PM.
Major League Baseball is advancing into the digital age by testing and using technologies to assist in helping teams, umpires, and individual players achieve optimum performance. Take for example the Umpire Information System (UIS) that tracks the baseball from the pitchers hand all the way until it crosses the plate. This innovative product borrows technology from the United States military missile tracking devices, monitoring pitch location and trajectory that the umpire holds on a laptop computer. Then there is the SportMaster Pro device that works in tracking pitch- by- pitch and handles databases of the pitchers, batter performance, and types of pitches thrown. This handy little gadget operates by the use of a touch-screen tablet and is light weight and durable. An oldie- but- goody is the Digital Scout, first deemed to be the official handheld statistical software in 2002. This software enables both coaches and fans to track statistical and scouting data on a handheld device that uses point -and-touch technology. Using the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) as its platform this software is great for collecting player and team performance and even report printing.
Pitching Mechanics For The Youth, It is vitally important that youth pitchers understand the fundamentals of proper pitching mechanics. Proper mechanics are essential for velocity generation, pitch accuracy, and overall arm health. Unfortunately, many youth pitchers are taught incorrectly at an early age and subsequently end up having arm complication down the road.
The ever popular video analysis adds that special aspect of real-time playback and the ability to review from many different angles the players style or techniques. Panasonic had developed a video coaching system with the capacity to archive 400 hours or more of video used by coaches to search, view, and compare players. Its going to be very interesting to watch and wait to see what we can think of next.
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