Building a VR data visualization with Statcast batted ball data

Virtual reality (VR) and its proliferation into our lives is a popular topic right now and is being greeted with healthy doses of both excitement and skepticism. I for one am bullish on VR! Having been fortunate to play with an HTC Vive in the office, I find that even mundane things, like mini golf, become mind … More Building a VR data visualization with Statcast batted ball data

Batted-ball data visualization using an alternative to a heatmap

The availability of tracking data has been an exciting development in the world of baseball statistics and analytics in the last several years. Most significantly this includes pitch f/x and, more recently, batted ball data from MLBAM Statcast. The data I am working with here are a limited set from the hit f/x system, from April, 2009, … More Batted-ball data visualization using an alternative to a heatmap