While nothing can fully replicate the in-game batting experience, one MLB team is getting closer than ever before. The Tampa Bay Rays are using a new simulator known as iCube to let players practice their swings inside a virtual batting cage. A major selling point of this simulator is that it allows players to see pitches that mimic those of specific pitchers across Major League Baseball.
This is a very cool idea, but only time will tell if it will help hitters deal with Kershaw’s nasty 12-6 hook or Aroldis Chapman’s 102-mph heater. Read the full story here.