Swing Time Calculator and Swing Alert™ System
“Can you name an analytic breakthrough that helps the hitter?”
~ Jed Lowrie, Oakland Athletics
At X Factor Technology, we can name two.
Swing Delay™ and Swing Alert™
Unlike competitors’ devices that only begin their capture upon the abrupt forward motion of a bat, The X Factor Swing Time calculator quantifies the entire swing event, from the moment the hitter decides to swing, to the moment of impact. Because our Swing Time Calculator captures a batter’s entire swing time, two, unique metrics, helpful to any batter, are quantified and displayed for analysis.
The first metric is the hitter’s Swing Delay™, which is comprised of the batter’s reaction time and any mechanical delay, such as a leak, drop or hitch that doesn’t breach the motion threshold of our competitors’ devices. The X Factor Swing Time Calculator then separates swing time and Swing Delay™ into two metrics. The second metric is the calculated distance the batter must begin swinging at a pitch of any imagined speed, in order for their bat to collide with the ball, called their Swing Alert™ time. Swing Alert™ is shown in feet and milliseconds, enabling the coach or batter to determine whether or not the hitter’s swing can catch up to a compared pitch, and if so, at what distance.