Introducing TeeFX

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My little nephew Danny has been really struggling at tee ball, so he turned to his Professional Baseball Writer of an uncle for advice. The only problem is, I also stunk at tee ball, so I may not have been the best source of information.

But what I lack in physical prowess, I make up for in analytical skills, so I tried to help Danny the only way I knew how — by installing a makeshift PitchFX system at his tee ball park. This new system, which I call TeeFX, has proven to be a wealth of knowledge when it comes to analyzing the various pitches a tee ball tee can deliver.

See that spot in the middle there? That’s where the ball is, so I told Danny that swinging at that would increase his chances off putting bat on ball. I think this small adjustment in approach could really help Danny turn things around.

When Danny’s father allows him to speak to me again, I will report back with further findings.




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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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Art Vandelay
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Art Vandelay
2 years 5 months ago

I love this so, so much.

Resolution
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Resolution
2 years 5 months ago

Will you be calculating the nasty factor of pitches as well?

Joe West
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Joe West
2 years 5 months ago

Looks like 0-2 to me.

tz
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tz
2 years 5 months ago

Now all we need is an analytical system for hockey goons:

TeefFX

tz continued
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tz continued
2 years 5 months ago

Now all we need is an analytical system for The Elderly and Estranged:

TeeFX

DBrim
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2 years 5 months ago

Do you have any plans for a trackman-based system?

Bradley Woodrum
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2 years 5 months ago

THE FUTURE IS NOW.

Ben Suissa
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Ben Suissa
2 years 5 months ago

mlbam wants to buy this

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2 years 5 months ago

I have a 1.000 slugging percentage for both dots.

Art Vandelay
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Art Vandelay
2 years 5 months ago

little man can only hit singles, huh?

RunTeddyRun
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RunTeddyRun
2 years 5 months ago

I think this post is the distilled essence itself of what it is to be NotGraphs. Beautiful.

Now we as commenters must argue the relative greatness between TeeF/X-era heroes like Vlad Guerrero Jr. and greats of the past like Babe Ruth on his orphanage’s Young Men’s Competitive Tee-Ball Club.

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