GameGrade Pitch Locator App
Track Your Pitchers. Track Your Opponent.
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 to the next at-bat.
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 thrown to the clean-up hitter, the snapshots of the 4-hole hitter can be compared.
Version 2.04 allows the user to upload pitches to the GameGrade website.
-# of pitches
-Type of pitch thrown
-Location of pitch
-Sequence (order) of all pitches/at-bat
*Ball Color Key:
Strike Looking- White
Strike Swinging- Red
Ball Swinging- Red
Hit Fair- Blue
-Can include any pitch NOT listed above. Knuckle ball/Circle/Split Finger, etc.
1- Pitcher P
2- Catcher C
3- First Base 1B
4- Second Base 2B
5- Third Base 3B
6- Shortstop SS
7- Left Fielder LF
8- Center Fielder CF
9- Right Fielder RF
4-3 (Second baseman fields a ground ball and throws to the first baseman for the out)
F9 (Fly ball to the right fielder)
E6 (Error on the shortstop)
KS (Strikeout Swinging)
K (Strikeout Looking)
If a user has a GameGrade account, they can now upload the at-bats to their account!
If a user doesn’t have a GameGrade account, he/she can use the ‘Snapshot’ feature to store at-bats in the photos cache on the device. However, now, with the PL PLUS, you don’t have to rely on screenshots. You can simply upload the pitches to your GameGrade account at anytime during a game to www.mygamegrade.com.
GameGrade General Subscribers can view the at bats online via their account. When you upload to a free account, you can use the roll feature to see the pitches for each at-bat that is uploaded.
GameGrade Personal Subscribers will be able to upload their pitches and filter their data per:
Date/Event/Player/Inning/Batter Sequence (3-Hole,etc.)/Lefty-Righty
GameGrade Optimal Subscribers have it all! Optimal Subscribers have access to the camera roll and the ability to filter their data.
Optimal Subscribers will also have a complete pitching chart with the following information available:
Inning the at-bat occurs
Batter to whom the pitches are thrown
Number of Player
Pitch Sequence- 1,2,3,etc.
Type of Pitch Thrown
Hit/Swing/No Swing/Foul, etc.
Side- Left or Right
Notes- Outcome of the at-bat
Timestamp of upload
Uploading your pitches is easy!
The snapshot feature is always available. But if you would like to upload the pitches, the process is very simple. You can upload at any time, or move to the next inning, or move to the next batter. Whatever the situation calls for, you have the option.
Optimal Subscribers will have access to COMPLETE pitch information. Once your pitches are uploaded, you have a pitching chart ONLINE!
Want a hard copy?? Hit the EXPORT link and your Pitch Data will be available to you in csv form, which you can save in an Excel worksheet. Now you have a copy for the dugout! Or- print a copy for each coach and player.
Once your pitches and information are exported to a spreadsheet, you can use general excel functions to present the data. From color to codes and deleting any information you don't feel pertinent. Here's an example of a block bullpen session exported and presented back in February:
You can do the same!
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