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“Beaty is among a growing contingent of Dodgers embracing virtual reality batting practice, a cutting-edge device that uses a VR headset to create immersive visual experiences and simulate at-bats against opposing pitchers.”

 

Virtual reality batting practice head-set is Dodgers’s real life preparation tool

“You can fight technology. You won’t win,” Rose says. “It’s evolve or move on. It’s like a tidal wave coming through. There is no bad data. There’s just bad interpretation of data, and there’s the unwillingness to learn new data.”

 

Bats to the Future: ‘You Can Fight Technology. You Won’t Win. It’s Like a Tidal Wave Coming Through’

“Seager, who according to Roberts might not require a rehab stint in the minor leagues before returning to the active roster, has used the virtual reality system almost every day since going on the injured list. “I definitely  think it speeds up the process”, Roberts said.”

 

Virtual reality goggles help Dodgers’ Corey Seager see through injury rehab

Vanderbilt, meanwhile, is already looking at the next step — virtual reality scouting.”…”The old-school way of just studying film, that’s going to be gone in probably three to five years,” Barak said. “This is going to be everything.

 

If You Don’t Have It, You’re Behind’: College Baseball’s Tech Arms Race

“Think of it as being able to face a pitcher before having to face that pitcher. “It’s like an advanced visualization tool, because you’re programming your mind ahead of time to what that guy might do to you,” hitting coach Chili Davis said. “If you use it the right way, I think there’s a lot of benefit to it.”

 

How the Mets are using virtual reality technology to prepare for opposing pitchers

“It was not a batting cage. It was a spare equipment area. And there were no baseballs or pitchers to be found. But once a strength and conditioning coach helped him don a virtual-reality headset in that windowless room, baseball’s hottest hitter practiced his hitting.”

 

Virtual-reality system allows Dosgers to eyeball opposing pitchers from afar