As MLB’s ‘robo-ump’ experiment unfolds, Atlantic League feeling the benefit – and downside – of an automated strike zone

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“And TrackMan certainly has its quirks. For one, do not lie to TrackMan.

Blackstone found this out the hard way. Since he has not played affiliated ball, the 25-year-old shortstop had no previous data – such as height or batting stance – in the TrackMan system. Like many athletes of a certain height, Blackstone gifted himself an extra inch in submitting his player information, because who wouldn’t prefer a 6-foot shortstop over a 5-11 shortstop?”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/08/19/baseball-robo-umpires-atlantic-league-mlb-trackman/2038459001/

 

Atlantic League to debut robot umpires

  • “On Wednesday, during the league’s All-Star Game in York, Pennsylvania, robots will call balls and strikes for the first time in a professional game, according to The Washington Post. 
  • Sports data firm Trackman created the system and Major League Baseball provides it.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/1698754001

Image credit: USA Today


Trackman – https://baseball.trackman.com


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