From SABR member Eno Sarris at The Athletic on May 14, 2019:
Five years after it was installed in an effort to measure the previously unmeasurable, radar-based player- and ball-tracking system Trackman looks like it’s on its way out as the technology of choice for Major League Baseball. Multiple sources inside front offices across the league confirm that Hawk-Eye’s optical technology — known to tennis fans as the basis of the automated serve tracking system — is currently being installed in baseball stadiums across the country for a two-month run-up that should end in a full change in technology for the 2020 season.
MLB offered no comment on the scope of the upcoming deal with Hawk-Eye. Hawk-Eye and Trackman representatives had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication.
Multiple sources cited an improvement in accuracy as the main reason for the change.
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Originally published: May 17, 2019. Last Updated: May 17, 2019.