Don’t want to hijack the other topic on 90mph to pitch in D1, but it got me thinking about my experience this past weekend.
I recently got a PocketRadar. I wanted to see how it compared to PG’s radar guns. So this past weekend I went to the PG Showcase to find out.
I setup behind home plate and started to compare. My radar was 3-4 mph faster then theirs. I decided to go test against another gun on another field. There they had two guns. One I was 1 mph slower every pitch but the other I was 3-4 mph slower.
Besides giving me a chance to play with my radar, it also confirmed what I had always suspected. PG velos are more estimations of where a pitcher is instead of an exact science.
*I know with mine you need to be right in line with the throw, so I made sure of that on each one (I actually then tested the difference with increased angles - I am a data nerd)