Sarris: Three college baseball programs that have better tech than most pro teams

From SABR member Eno Sarris at The Athletic on January 3, 2020:

It started with a fairly normal question, asked of a few hitters at the Arizona Fall League All Star Game.

“As a hitter, what’s your process when you’re working on your swing?”

Some, like the Red Sox’ Marcus Wilson, were more about feel. The Angels’ Jo Adell wanted to know as much as he could from the hitting and body-tracking technology, and credited some the organizations’ new outside-the-box hires for working with him on his swing. Alec Bohm of the Phillies started with feel but also wore some of the new tech, like the K-Vest, to get some insight into how he was sequencing his body.

“Science does help,” Bohm said then. “There’s a time and a place for it.”

When I asked the Braves’ Trey Harris, the enthusiasm for hitting data was immediate and palpable.

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Originally published: January 9, 2020. Last Updated: January 9, 2020.