MLB debuts Statcast technology in Tuesday’s Nationals-Cardinals game

Technology has changed the way people consume baseball, and how teams evaluate players and construct rosters. Tuesday marked the beginning of yet another significant advance in that field.

Major League Baseball officially debuted Statcast, its newfangled, high-tech system that tracks and measures everything that happens on a field. Ever wonder much spin Gio Gonzalez gets on his curveball? In a recent game against the Phillies, he tossed one at 2,881.55 revolutions per minute. How much ground did Mookie Betts cover to rob Bryce Harper of that homer in Fenway Park?

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