Rebuilding A Team Hitting Philosophy
Hanwha Eagles from 2019 – 2020
Using uHIT to make better swing decisions. Differentiate strengths & weaknesses. Target development areas.
Team Hitting Development | Player Development
The Hanwha Eagles: A member of the KBO League
Hanwha began using uHIT in 2020 with a goal of revamping a hitting philosophy that would help score more runs in the upcoming 2020 season and build upon a pitch recognition foundation each season.
For their team hitting philosophy they wanted to break down how teams improve their run scoring total by focusing on both batted ball criteria and plate discipline criteria . A focus was put on increasing the team contact rate and quality of contact rate (Barrel Rate), as well as team strikeout (k%) and walk (BB%) rates.
How does a team go about improving batted ball criteria and plate discipline criteria?
– Pitch Recognition
Team Contact Rate
In order for uHIT Technology to be effective, you need usage, the more pitches a player sees on uHIT the more success they have.
Success in this instance is measured by contact rate.
The more uHIT pitches seen (pitches seen on the app) the more in game contact individual players have made.
The Hanwha players that saw the most uHIT pitches not only increased their contact rate during the 2020 season, they continued to get better at making contact as their uHIT pitch base increased throughout the 2020 season.
The Hanwha players that were not in the group that built a uHIT pitch base above 400 pitches seen, saw a decreasing contact rate from 2019-2020.