Trackman Confidential: RHP Gray Thomas (2021)

Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

Baseball, America’s Pastime, is currently in the midst of a golden age of advanced analytics and technology. The idea of doing things because “that’s the way they’ve always been done” is no longer a valid answer. Players, coaches, and fans all require more proof and facts to confirm thoughts and ideas. Why is this pitcher good? How does this player hit the ball so far? How can I better utilize my skills? The progressive nature of the current climate is intent on answering these questions and pushing the game to new heights.

However, even with these insightful analytics, the keen eye of scouts and in person feel of prospects remains imperative. By combining the two, and maximizing resources, PBR believes it can present the best representation of each player. Add to that the developmental potential of such information, and a triphasic view of the prospect is delivered:

The scout. The data. The development.

In Trackman Confidential, National Crosschecker, Shooter Hunt, takes a look at different prospects through three different lenses. First, what the eyes and the feel are of the prospect. Next, what the numbers tell us through advanced metrics of Trackman and Blast. Finally, a conclusion or projection going forward.


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