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…