CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa/PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2017 (2 min read) – With an unwavering commitment toward providing amateur baseball players with the very best, most cutting-edge evaluation methods available today, Perfect Game will partner with baseball technology innovator and leader Diamond Kinetics to bring sensor-based motion data and analytics to players, parents, coaches and scouts all over the country.
“It is critically important in developing and evaluating players to have reliable, consistent and objective information, including from live game situations,” said Jerry Ford, Perfect Game Founder and President. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Diamond Kinetics to collectively leverage technology to bring that information and innovative new tools to scouts, coaches and players.”
As the exclusive motion technology partner of Perfect Game, Diamond Kinetics’ SwingTracker™ will be utilized and featured at every PG Showcase and in PG games. SwingTracker’s unique technology will present coaches and scouts with the very best means of evaluating player performance with an eye towards optimizing and enhancing player improvement.
As the most comprehensive swing analysis system on the market today, SwingTracker provides instant insight and actionable feedback across 11 different swing metrics, within the four major components of the swing – Speed, Power, Quickness, and Control.
Perfect Game will include select SwingTracker metrics in every PG player profile, including recent historical trending data from individual player usage of SwingTracker, independent of PG events.
Moreover, Diamond Kinetics’ industry-changing ‘Smart Bat’ technology – containing a SwingTracker sensor within the knob of the bat – will be allowed in-game during at PG events and be the exclusive sensor technology approved for in-game use.
“We are extremely excited at the opportunity to partner with such an incredible and influential organization as Perfect Game,” said Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron. “This partnership has the opportunity to have a long-lasting, meaningful impact in the game and set a new standard by which players are scouted and evaluated.”
Over the course of the partnership, Perfect Game will be the key development partner for future Diamond Kinetics’ technology relative to defining metrics, providing feedback on mobile application designs, facilitating player/coach testing, and providing feedback on future features to Diamond Kinetics.
About Perfect Game
Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing over 100 tournaments and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks.
At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to the college coaches as well as Major League Baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, over 960 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 9,297 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft.
About Diamond Kinetics
Founded in 2013, Diamond Kinetics provides real-time quantitative data, biomechanics feedback and training guidance for sports performance improvement using wireless inertial measurement units (IMU’s) and mobile applications.
Building on academically validated scientific research at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, Diamond Kinetics has an exclusive license for the application of IMU sensors in baseball and softball.