Major League Baseball on Thursday announced a deal with Blast Motion that makes Blast Baseball the Official Bat Sensor Technology of Major League Baseball.
As a part of the deal, Blast Baseball technology will be available for organizational developmental use by MLB teams, and will be featured at the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, to be played on July 10. The device will also be mentioned on select broadcasts, used by youth athletes at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, and will also soon be available in the official MLB.com online shop.
“We’ve created a seamless user experience that’s portable, affordable, and easy to use,” said Roger Weingarth, Blast Motion President and COO. “We’re excited to be partnering with MLB to advance the game of baseball and bring professional-grade technology to athletes of all skillsets. It’s going to be fun watching technology enable a new generation of athletes.”
The Blast swing analysis sensor, Power Sensor, along with the accompanying mobile apps, are designed to help players understand the mechanics of their swing, allowing them to learn how to hit with more power. The sensor slips over the knob of any baseball or softball bat, and captures highly accurate swing metrics and analyzes performance. The device can also be used along with a smartphone’s camera video to create a swing analysis tool.
Blast Baseball ( blastmotion.com ) and the Easton Power Sensor ( easton.com ) are available for immediate purchase online in the United States and Canada from Blast Motion, Easton, and Amazon and soon will be available from the official MLB.com/shop ( mlb.com ).
The Blast Baseball consumer app is available for download on the Apple iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. The Blast pro team apps ( Blast Baseball Pro, Blast Baseball Coach, and Blast Baseball Admin ) are available on the Apple iTunes App Store.