Can J.T. Realmuto Be A 20/15 Catcher


PITTSBURGH – After multiple injuries to superstar players (Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, Christian Yelich), firing their manager in-season (Mike Redmond) and overall poor performance by a host of veteran and free agent acquisitions (Mat Latos, Dan Haren), the emergence of prospect-turned-everyday-player, J.T. Realmuto has been a bright spot in the midst of another lost season for the Miami Marlins.

Over the course of 114 games, Realmuto has hit 10 home runs to go along with 45 RBI, 46 runs and seven stolen bases, while slashing .253/.284/.404. In September, he is hitting .368/.366/.658 with three home runs, including a 10-game hit streak dating back to August 31.

The 10 home runs over the course of the year are tied for 12th-most amongst everyday catchers (i.e. – those who only play catcher and not another position), while the seven stolen bases are the most of any catcher this year.

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Social Recap of Bat Speed/Pitch Speed Twitter Discussion


PITTSBURGH – Yesterday a lively discussion took place on Twitter centered around the physics of baseball, relative to bat speed versus pitch speed.

In his story on St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty, FanGraphs writer Eno Sarris linked to a study done by Diamond Kinetics’ Technical Advisor Alan Nathan entitled “Regulating The Performance of Baseball Bats”.

The key takeaway, or line, used by Sarris in his story was Dr. Nathan’s assertion in his study that, “bat speed is six times more important than pitch speed.”

From there, we retweeted Sarris’ FanGraphs story with that line as the quote tweet.

The following discussion ensued…

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How To Understand And Apply SwingTracker Data To Your Swing

PITTSBURGH – Throughout the swing, SwingTracker captures data – lots of data. 11,000 data points per second to be exact.

All this information is then sent from the sensor to the mobile and web apps, giving you an abundant array of information that you can use, analyze and interpret relative to your swing.

But what exactly does all that information mean? And how does one apply it all to their swing?

While it can seem overwhelming at first, all this information is there to help. You just have to know where to look, what to look for and then when you find it, understand what that means.

For today’s post we will examine the SwingTracker mobile app.

Let’s explore…

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