Setting Up Custom Reports To Prepare For Opposing Hitters


TL;DW

  • The Custom Reports tool in the 6-4-3 Charts platform allows users to create detailed reports with various layouts and from various data sources, including 6-4-3 Charts play-by-play, Synergy, TrackMan, and Pitch Tracking.
  • Zonal and raw spray charts, weighted heatmaps, stat tables, and much more can be added to the report
  • After setting up their report sections, users can apply filters for handedness, certain counts, pitch type, or pitch group for more tailored analysis.
  • A notes section can be added to jot down observations during the detailed analysis of each hitter.
  • The report can be exported to PDF for use in-game

Using 643 Synergy and Player Percentile Rankings


TL;DW

  • The 643 Synergy tile provides detailed player analysis tools with associated Synergy video. 
  • Player Percentile Rankings tables offer a snapshot of a player’s performance compared to their peers. This can highlight strengths, such as high slugging percentiles, and weaknesses, like a below-average strikeout rate. 
  • The 643 Synergy tools allow users to filter data by pitch type, providing insights into how a player performs against specific pitches, such as breaking balls, off-speed, fastballs, etc.
  • Additionally, the data can be filtered to show specific scenarios, such as how a player performs against right-handed pitchers. 

Applying Filters for More Granular Analysis


TL;DW

    • Most of the tools in 6-4-3 Charts allow users to apply filters to analyze specific scenarios, such as a hitter’s performance against right-handed pitchers.
    • Using filters reveals insights like the effectiveness of same-handed changeups against a hitter, which can inform pitching strategies.
    • Filters (and most tools) allow users to analyze historical data to determine whether observed trends are consistent over time.

Heatmaps To Identify Swing Tendencies


TL;DW

  • The Heatmaps tool in the 643 Synergy tile can be used to analyze the distribution of pitch types, providing insights into a hitter’s weaknesses.
  • Users can easily filter to identify specific scenarios, like swinging strikes on curveballs, to assess whether they result in misses or weak contact.
  • Corresponding Synergy video playback allows users to better understand a hitter’s reaction and swing pattern against different pitches.

Hot and Heavy: Weighted Heatmaps For Scouting Hitters


TL;DW

  • Weighted Heatmaps provide a simple (but detailed) visualization of a hitter’s strengths and weaknesses, aiding in pitch-calling strategy.
  • The new Weighted Matchup tool can overlay data from specific pitcher-hitter matchups for a more detailed analysis.
  • Easily viewing first-pitch swing tendencies can provide insight into count leverage strategies. Sequencing analysis can reveal effective combinations of pitches against a specific hitter.

Pitch Sequencing


TL;DW

  • The Pitch Sequencing tool can provide insights on effective pitch sequences against specific hitters, aiding in strategic decision-making for pitchers.
  • The 1-1 pitch and count leverage are crucial factors; preventing count leverage can help avoid damage from hitters with a good eye.
  • Specific pitch sequences, such as a change-up following a fastball, can lead to higher whiff rates. Understanding these patterns can enhance pitching effectiveness.

Using The TrackMan SYNC Tile


TL;DW

  • TrackMan SYNC in the 6-4-3 Charts platform allows for objective, non-human tagged data analysis.
  • The Zone Illustration module is a powerful tool for evaluating a hitter’s strengths and weaknesses around the zone.
  • Pitch Highlighter in TrackMan SYNC can also be used in this module to evaluate hitters. To really dive into the data, users can look at the Contact Quality for each of the hitter’s balls in play (e.g. Barrels, Flares, Topped, Weak Contact, etc.).

Hitting Models For Analyzing Swing Decisions


TL;DW

  • Hitting Models in TrackMan SYNC shows advanced swing decision metrics on a hitter.
  • Look at a hitter’s Swing%, Whiff%, Chase%, and SD+ broken down by both count AND pitch type.

Custom Reporting - All Your Data, On-Demand, In One Report

With our Custom Reporting tool, users can bring any data source from our interface (Synergy, TrackMan, Pitch Tracking, etc.) into a single, one-page report. It only takes a few clicks and users can have the “full-picture” reports they’ve always dreamed of! Here more about Custom Reporting from our CTO Rick Ahlf 👇