BaseballSavant is a site dedicated to providing player matchups, Statcast metrics, and advanced statistics in a simple and easy-to-view way.
What is Statcast?
Statcast is a state-of-the-art tracking technology, capable of measuring previously unquantifiable aspects of the game. Set up in all 30 Major League ballparks, Statcast collects data using a series of high-resolution optical cameras along with radar equipment. The technology precisely tracks the location and movements of the ball and every player on the field, resulting in an unparalleled amount of information covering everything from the pitcher to the batter to baserunners and defensive players. Visit MLB.com's glossary for more information.
Where is the data from BaseballSavant pulled from?
BaseballSavant has a nightly process in place to download the game files from MLB Advanced Media, L.P. These files include game and pitching data from the daily games, as well as, probable pitchers for upcoming days.
The Daily Matchups table displays historical results of pitcher vs. batter matchups based on each day's schedule. It includes Statcast metrics such as Exit Velocity which go back to 2015. All of the other statistics go back to 2008. It is updated daily at 3 a.m. ET.
Stacast Search is an application that lets you search MLB.com's Statcast database. It updates daily at 3 a.m. Check back frequently, as the Statcast Search application is a continuous work in progress and functionality will be added often.
BaseballSavant is developed and maintained by Daren Willman. You can reach him on twitter @darenw or by email daren dot willman at mlb dot com.