How Wearable Technology Got Quietly Into Major League Baseball

Of all the major sports, baseball has been the one most closely tied to player performance data. Whether that has been PitchFx, Statcast, or other advanced metrics that are now fully adopted in the game, when it comes to statistics, baseball rules them all.

So, it may come as no surprise that the use of wearable technology has quietly worked its way into Major League Baseball. The league and players reached an agreement on them in 2016, and as part of the labor deal reached on Dec 1, that will continue.

Wearable technology has been a topic between MLB and the MLBPA in recent years. The reasoning centers on the mutual goals of both owners and players: health and performance.

Maury Brown – Covering where sports meets business. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

For full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2016/12/08/how-wearable-technology-got-quietly-into-major-league-baseball/#2ff98a58dafb

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