What’s Up Those Baseball Sleeves? Lots Of Data, And Privacy Concerns

In a stats-driven sport like baseball, it seems we know everything there is to know about a player. From batting average to a pitcher’s power finesse ratio.

Measuring a player’s ability isn’t limited to his or her skill. There’s also a wealth of information in an athlete’s body.

Wearables that track bio-information have become more prevalent in elite sports, and potentially important to player development and health. How that growing glut of information is used — by the companies that gather it and the teams that use it — remains a concern.

Heard on Morning Edition – Tom Goldman
For full article: http://www.npr.org/2017/08/30/547062884/whats-up-those-baseball-sleeves-lots-of-athletes-data-and-concerns-about-privacy

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