Every smart coach wants to develop skill in players that he hopes will put their team in a winning position on every play.
In the age of Moneyball and MLB Statcast, the data captured for entertainment and competitive purposes alike, have opened up new ways of thinking about developing skill and maximizing talent.
According to the architects at MLB Statcast uses the same technology that tracks debris during the launch of space shuttles to change the way we watch baseball on TV.
Thanks to this technology, organizations are giving overlooked talent a second chance to compete in the Major Leagues, because the data shows the potential of players where we might not expect to find it.
The smart data revolution has fundamentally changed the way we watch a baseball game on television; could it change the way we think about other aspects of the game?