The Coastal Plain League is excited to announce a new partnership with stat tracking service TrackMan Baseball. The innovative technology will initially be installed in nine CPL stadiums in 2019, strategically placed so that every player in the league will have ample opportunity to be evaluated. Continued installations will occur after the summer, with the goal being that all CPL stadiums feature TrackMan systems by the 2021 season.
"We are excited to announce this partnership with TrackMan," said Coastal Plain League COO/Commissioner Justin Sellers. "The CPL and its teams are committed to giving our players the best environments to play, develop their skills, and enjoy their summer; and this agreement adds to the benefits of playing in the Coastal Plain League. Not only will Major League clubs be able to get valuable data on our players, but our clubs' coaches will be able to evaluate the data and use it to help foster more growth in their players throughout the season."
TrackMan Baseball is the industry leader in analytics and statistical tracking technology, allowing players at all levels to develop their game and get to the next level. The benefits also extend to coaches and managers, allowing them to better evaluate players and situations to aid in the decision making process.
"We are excited to be working with the Coastal Plain League, and for the opportunity to give their players a very powerful type of exposure to all 30 MLB Clubs," said John Olshan, General Manager of TrackMan Baseball. "Through this relationship we will track every player in the CPL, and make this unique and actionable set of measured, on-field performance data available to all 30 Clubs, in the same form and format that they rely on to make better informed baseball decisions."
TrackMan Baseball works with the best in baseball, including every Major League baseball team, many of the top Japanese and Korean professional teams, dozens of the best NCAA teams, and all of the leading US amateur baseball organizations. The Coastal Plain League joins this list, becoming one of the first leagues to employ TrackMan Baseball, and by 2020 will have more access to TrackMan than any other summer collegiate league.
At the heart of TrackMan Baseball is patented, transformative, and industry leading 3D Doppler radar technology. This professional grade technology in use at the highest level of the game, is now available to hundreds of thousands of amateur baseball players across the US. Players at all levels can measure, evaluate, and interact like the pros.
TrackMan technology will be installed at nine CPL ballparks: Forest City, High Point-Thomasville, Holly Springs, Lexington County, Macon, Morehead City, Peninsula, Savannah and Wilson. All CPL games at these stadiums, including the All-Star Showdown in Savanah, Ga., on July 7-8 will be recorded and measured.
About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 23rd season in 2019, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had nearly 1,550 alumni drafted and 121 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.
About TrackMan Baseball:
TrackMan Baseball's industry leading technology drives the next generation of baseball statistics and analytics. We help you unleash your baseball potential whether you're on the field, in the dugout, or in the front office. Baseball insights powered by TrackMan allow players at all levels to transform and develop their game, ensures coaches and managers can best evaluate players and situations to make crucial baseball decisions, and helps entertain baseball fans.