Making sense of the video tracking systems

You’ve probably already read a review or two about this year’s Saberseminar. Most of them focused on bridging the communication gap between the front office and field personnel, getting them to “buy in” to new concepts like defensive shifting. But maybe the conversation should be about moving from “large-N” studies — baseball’s best practices based on decades of historical results — to “N=1” studies that focus on improving the play of individuals.

Part of what’s making this new approach possible is a plethora of different camera-based player tracking systems. If you’re like me, you’re having trouble keeping track of how they all work, what they can do, and what they’re designed to do. That’s why I’ve compiled this outsider’s guide as a basic rundown of what’s out there and what’s coming.

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