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New MLB Player Tracking System Will Help Create Reliable Defensive Metrics
Published March 3, 2014
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A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER: MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal said the new system is a "game changer and it’s a fascinating development." Rosenthal: “They are going to be able to measure every movement and every play on the field. And they are going to be able to connect those movements. ... So you’ll see the exact impact on each aspect of the game.” He added, “To be able to measure all these things, to see all these things, we will know a lot more about the way the game is played." The move is a "really exciting development for people ... in the sabermetrics community." Rosenthal: "They’ve all been weeping with joy. Their eyes are red up in Cambridge.” MLB Network’s John Hart said, “It’s going to give you the routes that were taken. It’s going to give you the acceleration. It gives you a lot of things that I think are going to help the eye test. It’s going to verify some things. It’s a very interesting concept” (“MLB Tonight,” MLB Network, 3/1).