Technology

PITCHf/x®

The PITCHf/x® service tracks and digitally records the full trajectory of live baseball pitches to within an inch of accuracy, enabling new forms of baseball entertainment and analysis for leagues, teams, broadcasters, and fans. The data rich technology is the result of over seven years and millions of dollars of research and development.

It has been installed in all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums, and currently tracks pitches for every MLB game. The system utilizes three tracking cameras and a central pitch tracking system in every stadium. Each tracking camera records the pitch from the time it leaves the pitcher’s hand until it crosses the plate, and then it sends this information to the tracking system to calculate and store the digital record of the pitch - including speed, location, and trajectory. The pitch data can then be streamed in real time for television broadcast effects, consumer applications, performance analysis, or other forms of entertainment and/or evaluation.