Synergy Video + 6-4-3 Charts: A Winning Combination

Synergy Sports is the leader in video solutions for NCAA/NAIA baseball and softball. 6-4-3 Charts is the leader in data visualization. Seems like a natural partnership, huh?

We thought so too!

Inside the 6-4-3 Interface (with the Synergy Plus package), you can now interact with Synergy video in the Synergy and Interactive Stats tiles. With Synergy connected to your 6-4-3 Charts’ account, data points come to life with video. 

We also automatically connect Synergy clips with all of your uploaded TrackMan SYNC data (available together in the Premium package). With this option, you can interact with Synergy, 6-4-3 Charts, and TrackMan data & video like never before!

Synergy integration is part of the Synergy Plus (or Premium) package.

The 643 Synergy Tile


The 643 Synergy tile is now available in the 6-4-3 Charts interface for all Synergy Plus or Premium clients. The 643 Synergy tile allows you to watch all your videos efficiently without leaving the 6-4-3 platform.

Pitch Highlighter


The Pitch Highlighter module is a great place to start when first interacting within the  643 Synergy tile. The two main interactive graphics show pitches (left) and balls in play (right). All of the data points on the graphs can be selected or grouped to watch the corresponding Synergy video.

Both of these displays can be filtered and interacted with to get a better understanding of what pitches are working for a pitcher and what pitches are getting barrelled.

And, of course, you can watch all the videos associated with selected multiple or individual data points!

Don’t forget about the cold, hard stats! Learn more about different pitch types by looking at the Pitch Description table. Here you’ll find data on everything from Spin Rate to Induced Vertical Break.

The middle table shows the Batted Ball Profile, which breaks down the data on balls in play by pitch type. The bottom table details how disciplined hitters are against different pitch types. It’s particularly interesting to look at the different Whiff and Put-Away Percentages to see if the pitcher gets their outs via the heat or the breaking ball!

Zone Illustrations


The Zone Illustration module is a powerful tool for evaluating a hitter’s strengths and weaknesses around the zone. A quick scroll through the zones and you’ll get a clear picture of where in the zone a hitter tends to swing, make contact, miss, get on base, and make elevated contact. And in the Synergy tile, you are just a click away from watching all the videos associated with a particular zone illustration or a zone within a zone!

Overall, Zone Illustrator is useful to help develop a quick plan for your pitchers on how to attack your opponent’s lineup.

All Sprays


The All Sprays module is a great tool to use if you are in charge of defensive positioning for your team or you are trying to uncover tendencies in your own hitters. And because you are in the 643 Synergy tile, all the spray charts have corresponding Synergy videos attached to them.

Want to see all of a batter’s two-strike hits to leftfield? You can do that in the All Sprays module!

Check out the screenshots below to see all the sprays you have access to in this module.

Game Replay


Do you want to keep it simple and just watch a full game? Or maybe you want to see a certain batter vs a certain pitcher? You can do all that (and more) in the Game Replay module!

Heatmaps


Our Heatmaps module is an indispensable tool for scouting opponents’ pitchers & hitters (and your pitchers & hitters). With a couple of filter options in place, you’ll be able to quickly identify where a pitcher can execute their pitches and where hitters do damage on them. 

Pair the insights you gained from the Heatmaps with those from the Zone Illustration module, and you’ll have an extremely detailed zone report on a pitcher (or hitter!)

Weighted Heatmaps


Synergy Plus - Weighted Heatmaps

Our Weighted Heatmaps module is extremely unique to the 6-4-3 Charts platform…because we created it! Rather than standard Heat Maps (also available in the 643 Synergy tile), Weighted Heat Maps help tell a more complete story. Rather than telling us how often something occurs, weighted heatmaps quantify the impact of what happened on pitches thrown in those areas. The user can clearly see where good outcomes and bad outcomes occur. Rather than being colored based on pitch frequency, the 643 Weighted Heatmaps are colored based on outcome. Increases in run expectancy and the most damage happen in the darkest red, while minimal damage occurs where the heatmap shows the darkest blue.

  • Red indicates favorable outcomes for the hitter (hits/damage, balls, walks, etc.)
  • Blue indicates unfavorable outcomes for the hitter (outs, strikes, strikeouts, etc.)

If you want to learn more about Weighted Heatmaps, make sure to check out our introductory blog post on them!

* *As of Summer 2023, Synergy video is not available in the Weighted Heat Maps module. We are working hard to develop this feature!

Pitch Sequencing


What type of pitch is the opposing pitcher going to throw in a 1-2 count against your left-handed hitters? 

The Pitch Sequencing module allows you to answer these questions by taking a deep dive into the tendencies of any pitcher by count, result, and pitch type. Then, with the LHH vs RHH filtering option, you can create a game plan for all the hitters in your lineup, no matter what pitcher you are facing that day.

And now, in the Pitch Sequencer module, you can get even more information about a pitcher’s pitch sequencing by looking at the Sequencing Metrics & Sequencing Performance (on 2nd Pitch) charts.

The Sequencer Metrics chart allows you to quickly look at what pitches are being thrown in certain situations. While the Sequencing Performance (on 2nd Pitch) chart shows you the performance of a pitcher in all their respective two-pitch sequences (e.g. Fastball/Fastball, Slider/Fastball, Changeup/Curveball, etc).

Catcher Framing


Take your catcher evaluations to a new level with the Catcher Framing module in the Synergy tab. Quickly visualize where your team’s (or opponent’s) catchers are stealing strikes AND where they are losing close strike/ball calls around the zone.

And now, with our new Framing+ metric*, you can gain insight into where and when catchers are getting calls while taking the count into consideration.

*Framing+ measures the relationship between a catcher’s Framing Runs and the League Average Framing Runs for that zone given the number of pitches caught. The League average is normalized to 100, so a Framing+ of 108 means the catcher’s framing has prevented 8% more runs than the league average catcher. Strike rate is context-neutral, but Framing+ takes the count into account. A 3-2 pitch is of higher leverage than an 0-0, or 3-0 pitch, so the result of the 3-2 pitch will have a greater impact on the catcher’s Runs Saved and thus, Framing+.

Defensive Runs Saved and WAR


Learn more about collegiate WAR and Defensive Runs Saved

Reporting


With 6-4-3 Charts and Synergy, video is more than video. There’s data behind it all! With the Synergy Reporting tab, coaches can visualize the data they are watching in their Synergy Video. Use one of our 10 custom templates (5 for hitters & 5 for pitchers) to see everything from pitch sequencing to heat maps.

Users can now create custom cross-data synergy reports in our Custom Reporting feature!

Filters


Filters are available in all sections of the 643 Synergy tab. The filters are designed to help you narrow down the data so you can see exactly what you want to see. Basically, if there’s a scenario in a game, you can filter down the data to it.

Plus, you can save your filters for easy access the next time around! 

The Game Information filter allows you to narrow down the type of game (home/away, date range, and live/intrasquad). Then you can focus on the data by the general segments of the game, including inning and number of outs.

The Outcome and Pitch Information filters are where you can start getting extremely granular with your filtering. Filter by the outcome, zone, BIP type, pitch type, and count to see how your selected player performs in specific situations.

With the Matchup Information filter, you can limit your results to a certain conference, team, or player. Perfect for seeing only in-conference reporting!

Playlist Manager


Playlist Manager

The 643 Synergy Playlist Manager is where you can organize all of your videos into different categories. You can easily populate your playlists while watching videos in the different Synergy modules (or in the Interactive Stats).  Once you have your playlists, you can sync them to your team’s Player Portal, so all your athletes can access the playlists of Synergy videos they need to watch!

Synergy in the 6-4-3 Charts’ Interactive Stats tile

Watch your 6-4-3 Charts’ Interactive Stats tile come alive with Synergy videos!

With the Synergy Plus package, users can now interact with their data inside the Interactive Stats tile by watching videos on any pitch/at-bat in the All-Sprays, Data Visualization, Player vs. Player, and Win Probability modules – with more functionality coming soon.

Data Visualization with Synergy

The Data Visualization module in the Interactive Stats is a great way to quickly view important team (or individual player) situational metrics. Now in the Data Visualization (with the Synergy Plus package), you can view the corresponding video in the Bunt Matrix and Power Matrix.

Player vs. Player Match-Ups with Synergy

In the Player vs. Player module in Interactive Stats, you are able to view match-up data between your players and opponents. Now, with Synergy video integration, you can watch those match-ups, including video of the full at-bat. This integration gives you and your team unprecedented ability to prepare for opponents at the collegiate level.

All-Sprays with Synergy

Our Synergy video integration allows you to interact with your 6-4-3 Spray Charts like never before. Just hover & click any area of a Spray Chart in the Interactive Stats tile’s All Sprays module, and you’ll get access to all available Synergy video mapped to that area of the chart. Easily see what kind of pitches opponent hitters are blasting to certain parts of the park, and vice versa!

Win Probability + Synergy

The Win Probability module is cool enough on its own. But now, with the Synergy Plus (or Premium) package, you can see the corresponding Synergy video from all the big plays/moments on your Win Probability graph!

Synergy + TrackMan + 6-4-3 Charts

You’re going to be able to do some really cool stuff when you combine the best video platform, with the best ball tracking platform, with the best data visualization platform.

With our Premium package, users can visualize all their ball tracking data (from TrackMan) AND watch the video (from Synergy) that corresponds with that data, all in one place (6-4-3 Charts). 

[Learn more about your data visualization capabilities with our TrackMan Data Visualization tools.]

Interested in getting the 643 Synergy Integration for your program?Reach out to us!