With the 2019 regular season dwindling to its final games, and with playoffs looming, you’re going to be hearing a lot about analytics as well as seeing its impact on the game. Love it or hate it, more teams are basing decisions both on and off the field on the myriad of data that analysts provide for GMs and managers in the dugout.
Takoma Baseball Today takes a look at how data influences the game with host Rick Stack and social media and data analyst Jason Mollica.
Whether it’s shading a shortstop towards second base because of a tendency of a hitter to hit in that direction, or determining whether to swing at a 2-1 pitch in a particular at bat, or deciding whether to keep a player on the roster, data can provide help to team officials and players to maximize their performances.
This will likely play out even more in the weeks ahead as the Wild Card teams and Division winners look ahead to the post season. In this edition of the podcast, Jason and Rick talk about the kinds of data that teams employ as well as what fans can glean out of the reams of statistics generated about players, parks, and game situations.