Live from Bloomberg Headquarters, Part 4

We’re now getting a demonstration of the pro product for the Bloomberg/MLB program and to sign in, one has to use fingerprint verification. Biometric identification! That’s cool.

Hitters can be broken down into averages in certain areas in the strike zone. The program can show where hitters hit the best. It also shows where a certain pitcher’s strength against the hitter lies.

For pitchers, you can see which pitches are best used against a certain hitter and really break down the hitting zone. It’s a fascinating program.

You also get info from a pie chart that shows every pitch and can even predict what will be thrown next based on the statistical data. 

Teams are using this on a trial basis right now, but when the season starts, there will be a fee, but this really gives scouts and general managers a great tool to chart hitters and pitchers.

Ken Fang

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