Ramos: Bringing tracking data to women’s baseball

From Jen Mac Ramos at Baseball Prospectus on July 24, 2019:

Last week, Baseball Prospectus published Women’s Baseball World Cup pitch-tracking and hit-tracking data, making it available to the public via our new women’s baseball site. It’s innovative, it’s groundbreaking, it’s game changing. And for players themselves, it’s something they see as being able to help them in international competitions and also help to grow women’s baseball.

USA pitcher Stacy Piagno told me that having this data available was something she thought would happen eventually, but that it’s also nice that it’s happening while she is still playing.

“I think it’ll help a lot,” Piagno said in a phone call. “It can help us learn what we need to get better at, get stronger at, or it will help us learn what we are strong at and kind of tell us why are we strong at it. I think it’s really important for us to dissect the data and use it as a learning opportunity for us.”

Canadian infielder Ashley Stephenson said that pitch- and hit-tracking data for women’s baseball wasn’t something she’d ever thought about because they never had it before.

Read the full article here: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/51847/prospectus-feature-bringing-tracking-data-to-womens-baseball/

Originally published: July 25, 2019. Last Updated: July 25, 2019.