The GameGrade Pitch Locator was developed by a baseball coach for baseball/softball coaches, scouts, parents and fans needing a means of tracking pitch location, selection AND sequence to help hitters in their at-bats. This utility can also be used to help track what pitches are going where. In doing so, pitchers can learn to correct location problems.
Players- Knowing where a pitcher locates his/her pitches and the order in which they are thrown loads a player’s information arsenal for the next contest or even for the next at-bat!
Coaches- Use the game data in preparation for the next meeting. By tracking each pitch, a coach can determine an opponent’s game plan based on the data showing not only WHERE the pitch was thrown but also WHAT pitch was thrown and in what SEQUENCE. Know what the first pitch was and where it was thrown. Determine a pitcher’s strikeout pitch!
Parents- Help your son/daughter determine which pitches they are seeing well by tracking each pitch from the stands. Now you have data to sit down with your child and determine the pitches he/she made contact with and where they were located as well as the sequence.
Umpires- Coaches can help their players with the umpire’s strike zone. View data from the dugout and determine what pitches are being called strikes and where they are located.
The Pitch Locator is easy to use. Simply touch the screen where the pitch is thrown. You can alternate between a left-handed hitter and a right-handed hitter. After touching the screen you can select your pitch type, then hit type. The count is kept in the right hand corner right below the inning.
At the end of the at-bat, the user can track the result of the play easily using baseball shorthand, such as 4-3 for a groundout to the second baseman.
At the end of the at-bat, take a screenshot and your data will be stored before you move on the next at-bat.
**Note**: To view data, the user can scroll through screenshots saved in the PHOTO ALBUM of their device. The app itself does not store the screenshots.
The upper left number allows the user to input the hitter’s number and right below the user has the option of typing in the hitter’s name or notes on a particular at bat.
The middle number is the order position of the hitter. This allows the user to compare type, location and sequence per position order.
So if the user is wondering what/where/sequence of pitches was thrown to the clean-up hitter, the snapshots of the 4-hole hitter can be compared in the user's photo album of their device.
Users with a GameGrade account can upload their Pitch Locator PLUS data to their account and view the at-bats online.