Data-driven Spring Training

No, I am not talking about batting averages, ERAs, or RBIs, I am talking about “big data” that will hopefully improve the performance of the New York Mets in the 2018 season. So after a disappointing 70-92 2017 season, it has come down to this new high-tech approach. What have you got to lose? Why not try daily digital checkups, chickpea pasta and proper hydration?

The new high-tech approach follows the growing use of big data to track and address players’ health and prevent injury in professional sports. Until recently, Major League Baseball had used such information technology to evaluate players, not necessarily to keep them fit. The Mets now hope not only to right the ship but to eventually become one of the more advanced teams in analyzing and improving players’ health.

How about a little more batting and fielding practice after you’ve had your chickpea pasta?

Ray Myers


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