Mad Max Giving Hitters Fits Over the Last Month

No starting pitcher has been more effective lately than Washington Nationals righty Max Scherzer. Over the last 30 days, the 32-year-old Scherzer has the lowest ERA among MLB starters at 1.13, ahead of C.C. Sabathia (1.21), Robbie Ray (1.30), Corey Kluber (1.61) and Brandon McCarthy (1.91). Over that stretch, no starting pitcher has struck out a higher percentage of batters than Kluber (39.7 percent), and no one is allowing a lower batting average against (.132) or has a lower WHIP (0.63), either.

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Introducing Transparent MLB Headshots

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Sportradar is pleased to announce the availability of premium MLB Player and Coach Headshots.

In addition to our current MLB Headshots package, our new MLB Premium Headshots provide a transparent background with consistent composition, high resolution, and are available in more sizes.

With our new MLB Premium Headshots offering, you have two distinct advantages: transparent background versions which provide flexibility from a style and layout perspective and retina quality images that are optimized for high-DPI displays.

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Which Round is it Best to Draft a QB?

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Quarterbacks come in all shapes and sizes. Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger is one of the best in the league, and he checks in at 6-foot-5, 241 pounds. Seattle’s Russell Wilson is also part of that elite class, despite being just 5-foot-11 and 206 pounds. New England’s Tom Brady is the best of the lot, and he’s somewhere in between at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds.

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New Homes For Veteran Wide Receivers

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While many NFL teams will be looking to add new wide receivers to their roster in this week’s draft, several teams already shored up this need via free agency. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger wide receiver signings with help from Sportradar’s Research Team and the NFL’s Next Gen Stats. The route maps displayed represent the route a receiver ran every time they were targeted in a specific game. Yard numbers represent the distance from the line of scrimmage. If you are interested in including NFL route maps in your content or in an app, please contact our sales team to learn more.

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MLB Data Feed Enhancements

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Sportradar is deeply committed to providing you the very best Major League Baseball data and content coverage. Take advantage of three new enhancements to our MLB API this season!

The Ponle Acento Initiative (v5 and v6)

In an effort to accommodate Major League Baseball’s Ponle Acento initiative, Sportradar will be adding Spanish accent marks to player names beginning on March 30th. This initiative was started by Robinson Cano last year in an effort to recognize the influence of the game’s Latino athletes.
This change will affect all feeds where players’ names appear. For example, Robinson Cano will now be Robinson Canó and Felix Hernandez will now be Félix Hernández. This change will only be present for players that have specifically submitted this request.

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NCAA Mens Basketball Shot Charts

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Today’s sports fan craves deep insight and analysis presented in an easy-to-digest, visual format. We’ve compiled some of the top players for teams headed to the March Madness tournament to showcase how the X-Y coordinates of shot location can be used to tell better stories. Shot location is charted and made available in our NCAA Men’s Basketball API. 

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Utilizing X/Y Coordinates with MLB API v6

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The newest version of our MLB API came with great new features and added functionality.

One of our favorite additions is the ability to pinpoint pitches with X/Y coordinates. When combined with our pitch type and velocity data, you are able to provide deep insights about pitcher’s arsenal and their ability to get hitters to chase pitches outside of the strike zone. The data also provides the ability to track hitter performance against specific pitches and locations to reveal how well they can command the strike zone. Finally, this data also opens up new depths for analyzing catcher and umpire performance.

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