Lemire: MLB teams face challenge delivering data to players

From Joe Lemire at USA Today on August 26, 2015, with mention of SABR members Dan Fox and Mike Fitzgerald:

New Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is a notorious late-night emailer, and catcher A.J. Ellis will sometimes awake to a series of messages in his inbox from the boss with detailed scouting reports.

Ellis said he’s appreciative of the insights, which range from how opposing hitters are reacting to Los Angeles’ staff to different pitch sequences he and starting catcher Yasmani Grandal could consider.

“The information is always available to us,” Ellis said. “It’s not pushed upon us as ‘you have to do this,’ but it’s presented to us and it’s up to us to really implement it into our game plan and into our game calling.”


Read the full article here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2015/08/26/mlb-analytics-data-reports/32410841/

Originally published: August 26, 2015. Last Updated: August 26, 2015.