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    Its becoming a more popular term in baseballs vernacular: spin rate. Minnesota Twins Jerseys . On some broadcasts, its almost as ubiquitous as the velocity readings. What exactly are they referring to? What do we know about how its tracked and what the data means? Does it deserve the hallowed treatment its beginning to get? Lets start with the basics.What is spin rate?At the heart of the Statcast numbers were seeing now is the Trackman system. In 2015, all major league parks had set up the radar equipment from the Danish company, in addition to existing cameras that gave us SportVisions PITCHf/x data. Radar is superior to video tracking when it comes to a high-velocity spinning ball, particularly because it can directly measure some things (like spin rate) that were merely extrapolated from movement before.In order to get the best data, MLB Advanced Media is now combining a series of high-definition optical cameras in each park with the radar system. Theyre working to have the two systems hand off certain high- and low-trajectory batted balls so they get the best of both worlds.Now, instead of judging spin backward by movement, the radar system can tell us the spin of the pitched baseball in revolutions per minute. That spin changes the movement of the pitch, so in some ways, its a one-number way to sum up the movement on a pitch. But theres evidence that spin may have something to do with deception as well, because batters naturally try to read the spin on each pitch.How MLB teams are using the infoTheres evidence that teams have been taking this information very seriously in recent years. Theyve had Trackman numbers in some form much longer than theyve been available for public consumption, and theyve been acting on it. In fact, the Astros admitted to claiming Collin McHugh off waivers because his curveball had a very high spin rate, and Ryan Buchter recently talked to me about how much the Dodgers value spin rate, especially from their relievers. Even if we dont know everything about it, the teams themselves are telling us its important from their actions.Now lets look at how spin rate matters for the various pitches.Which fastballs have the most spin? Rod Carew Jersey . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday. Harmon Killebrew Jersey . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan by a knee injury. Doug Bracewell has been added to the squad in place of Boult.Boult had irritation in the joint of his right knee since the tour of India, coach Mike Hesson said, and had since aggravated the complaint while fielding in the first Test in Christchurch. He did continue to bowl through each of Pakistans innings in that match, however, claiming match figures of 5 for 76.We were optimistic he would be ready for Hamilton, but during training on Wednesday felt further pain and has subsequently been ruled out of the Test, said Hesson. New Zealand hope Bouult will recover in time for the three-match ODI series in Australia, which begins December 4, but will continue to monitor him over the coming days. Joe Mauer Jersey. Matt Henry is foremost among those vying to replace Boult in the starting XI, having been in the squad since the beginning of the series. He had bowled creditably in the Kolkata Test during New Zealands recent tour of India, but like other seamers, had struggled in Indore.Boult has not missed a New Zealand Test since early 2012, having played in 44 consecutive Tests. Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '