Popping the hood on King Felix as a demonstration of what's possible with PITCHf/x data
"Hell, yeah, I want to throw that pitch. They don't let me, though. They tell me I'm too young, that it's bad for my elbow. I told them I want to throw it."
--Felix Hernandez talking about his slider before the 2006 season
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June 23, 2003 12:00 am
Ron Antinoja founded and runs a service called Tendu. The firm--so named for teams' desire to understand player and coaching tendencies to do certain things in certain situations--expects to track the velocity, location and result of about 90% of all major league pitches this season. Tendu tracks those pitches and their outcomes and stores that information in an Internet database that allows users to discover pitcher and hitter tendencies in any given situation. Jonah Keri recently chatted with Antinoja about teams' neverending quest to get the upper hand on the opponent.
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