The Detroit Tigers statistics system gets a high tech rise

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RHP Casey Mize (No. 74, far right), choose overall No. 1 in the MLB 2018 draft, on the hill at the Tigers spring training on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press

LAKELAND, Fla. – For almost four years ago Detroit The general manager Tigers Al Avila has taken over, it is clear that the team is diverting further into an analyst.

The development began to employ Jay Sartori – now senior team analytical director – after the 2015 season and continued with the next three seasons, promoting personnel and technology to try to get up with higher front offices .

But Saturday's rescue sessions in the morning in Tiger Town showed the latest look at how long the organization came. During that session, Rapsodo's five sensors were located between the hill and the town, detailing each piece. The moving movements of the car moving slowly were roughly triangular, about 7 inches wide and wide. Then players and coaches could get instant feedback on the parks through wireless tablets.

Five Rapsodo measurement devices track the metrics of each park on Tiger Town's background in Lakeland, Florida, as part of the increased commitment of Analysts. (Photo11: Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press)

Ron Gardenhire's manager, who did not talk about the ongoing improvements – even those who do not immediately see the areas back.

"There is so much knowledge that we are trying to tackle it," said Gardenhire. "That's what we mean – making it better for us. That's what we're doing all, beateners and pipes, we are tackling more and more, which we knew was so. "

Casey Mize gave a full deal of data, often stops during his volunteer session to check the extent of his parks – turning rate, breakdown, discharge point – from Kan Ikeda, video co-ordinator of operations Tigers.

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However, as Gardenhire said after work, analysts also have advantages, commenting on the rapid improvement made by Victorfield when he hit a pressure plate, which showed that he was not weighed to balance correctly.

"We're getting all kinds of machine, all kinds of built-in, all kinds of data flying around the place," said Gardenhire. "They have already talked about having Victor Reyes and showing that he is going to land on his hips at a flow, going a long way.

"It has already got a better balance, but by already showing it this year. He found it and away, the machine started spitting out the data that it was too much on his legs and it seems, & # 39; Wow, feels better, & # 39; and it does not fall over the plate. "

The Inspectors continue to spend a lot on analysts and believe they will be developed for their young players' development. Still, they are behind the curve – most of the organizations are improving their technology for years, a process that will continue in the future.

"There are tons and tons of data and someone who knows what they are doing," said Gardenhire. "& # 39; This is what they are doing, this can help you, this may be better for you and give you a better balance. Other teams are taking place now and we're trying to come up as long as things go. It's fun and entertaining. "

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Contact Anthony Fenech at afenech@freepress.com. Follow it on Twitter @anthonyfenech. Read more on the Detroit Tigers and sign up for our Tigers newsletter.

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