Thread: Exit Velocity?
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:18 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by Curve Ball Dave View Post
That's how scouts earn their paychecks, by observing as much of the player's game as they can. Back in the day scouts saw that Joe Dimaggio couldn't catch up to high fastballs anymore because his bat slowed down. No knowledge of average exit velocity was needed, pitchers threw high fastballs in the zone and he kept missing them. Once that knowledge got around Joltin' Joe was as good as finished. These days all of that will be on video.
I bet scouts keep notes and even look at statcast data these days.

Statcast data also gives teams players to scout.
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