BATON ROUGE, La./PITTSBURGH – In the next phase of its collaborative effort to advance the inclusion of data and ‘smart’ technology in baseball, Marucci Sports and Diamond Kinetics announced a partnership with Anthony Rizzo.
“The quality and consistency of Marucci is second to none in the industry, and when you combine the best bat in the game with the cutting-edge technology from Diamond Kinetics, you get a truly next level training tool and a new standard for analytics in the game,” said Rizzo.
Marucci’s Smart Bat incorporates Diamond Kinetics’ SwingTracker software platform into a single, all-encompassing piece of ‘smart’ equipment. Equipped with the DK sensor, Smart Bat captures over 10,000 data points per second while bringing data and motion analytics to players of all ages and skill levels. SwingTracker provides players and coaches instant insight and actionable feedback across 11 different swing metrics, within the four major components of the swing – Speed, Power, Quickness, and Control.
Rizzo, a Marucci partner since 2015, will be featured in upcoming Marucci Smart Bat marketing campaigns and collaborate on future ‘Smart’ baseball products and technology.
"As a three-time All-Star and current World Series champion, Anthony Rizzo brings a proven record of accomplishment to Smart Bat and affirms our commitment of providing baseball players with the very best in smart equipment and cutting-edge tools across the board," Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron said.
In addition to marketing campaigns and product collaboration, Rizzo will also continue to be featured in exclusive content through the Marucci mobile application available for iOS devices.
Smart Bat features a traditional knob and barrel with a medium handle, and will be available in 31-34” with approximately a -2 drop weight for adults and 28-30” with approximately a -4 drop weight for youth. Bats can be purchased at www.maruccisports.com.
ABOUT DIAMOND KINETICS
Founded in 2013, Diamond Kinetics provides real-time quantitative data, biomechanics feedback and training guidance for sports performance improvement using wireless inertial measurement units (IMU’s) and mobile applications.
Building on academically validated scientific research at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, Diamond Kinetics has an exclusive license for the application of IMU sensors in baseball and softball.