The independent Atlantic League is so happy with “robot umpires” that it will continue utilizing the system for the remainder of the season, according to a source.
The league ended up being the very first American expert baseball league to let a computer system call balls and strikes at its All-Star Game previously this month.
After the effective test, the league began presenting the innovation to arenas throughout the league.
The umpires have the capability to bypass the computer system, which thinks about a pitch a strike when the ball bounces and after that crosses the zone. TrackMan likewise does not examine check swings.
“We’re very excited about what this portends not only for our league but for the future of baseball,” president Rick White stated. “What we know is technology can help umpires be more accurate, and we’re committed to that. We think the Atlantic League is being a pioneer for all of the sport.”