Originally Posted by fargo55
It seems that MLB is a tad slow to adapt technology. There are currently several good software video programs out there that do a very good job in training and for analysis. The frame by frame, side by side, video program by Dartfish is used extensively in golf and some in College Baseball. It has been proven quite valuable in training pitcers. The potential for teaching may be the most compelling reason to adopt one of these systems. The other, and maybe even more important reason, is that the analysis can be used to prevent injuries. Alot of the post Tommy John guys use these systems to help re-train their arms and to ensure proper mechanics. Using the high end technology would be helpful in analyzing potential draft recruits, I'm just not sure that the scouting departments will be as open to change. I'm juust not sure we'll get by the history that has brought us scouting by hunches and gut feelings.
I dont think this would affect scouting at all. HS and college guys still arent going to have this stuff and scouts still have to go out and find the guys and do their jobs, and teams surely wouldnt share their information with other teams, so you still would need advance scouts to scout other teams player. I think this is more in line for finding out why certain curves break more than others that kids are throwing. Then you can go find the video and look for the inconsistancies with the delivery and have the coaches work with them to fix the issue.