60ft6in.com is the home of the Factor12 Rating and pitcher scouting reports. All scouting information is gathered through video analysis. Simply put, our reports tell you what pitchers throw, and how they use their repertoires. Rehashing ERAs and other numbers you can pick off a basic stat line is not for us.

Who’s writing this stuff?

My name is Sven Jenkins, and I’m an independent baseball analyst from Poughkeepsie, NY. I currently do freelance work for STATS LLC, who I’ve been with since 2000, spending most of my time charting pitches. I have done research for the St. Louis Cardinals, scored spring training games for MLB.com and worked one season with Baseball Info Solutions in 2007.  I have also spent many nights as an official scorer in the minor leagues and played NCAA D-III baseball at SUNY New Paltz. In the off-season I travel the world, having enjoyed over 1,100 days on the road through 40 different countries. Email me at jenkins AT 60ft6in DOT com.

Josh Robbins, fellow traveler, has provided the majority of stadium photos for the site.  He authors blog posts and was a major contributor to the development of the Factor12 Rating.  Josh is a Video-Journalist and Baseball Historian living in Gilbert, Arizona.  In 2010, he earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from CSU-Long Beach.  From June 16 to July 11, 2008, he watched a game in all 30 MLB stadiums in a world record 26 days by car.  You can email Josh at robbinsjosh@hotmail.com.

Rick Swanson has been an online feature writer for numerous websites since 2005.  He was also a speaker at Boston SABR meetings from 2007-2009. Rick has created three statistics for baseball….

Reaction over Range: A new way to measure defense. Divide reaction time of any play, by the range distance.
Umpire Strikezone Score: Take the total number of correct pitches called, divided by the total number of pitches called.
Power Pitching: Add WHIP plus ERA and subtract the number of strikeouts per inning.

Rick’s current title is Consultant, Red Sox and Fenway Park History. In 2007, he was nominated for President of Red Sox Nation by Red Sox team president, Larry Lucchino.

Is this website trustworthy?

Great question. If there was anything I learned from my college coach, it was “DTA, Don’t Trust Anyone”. But I’ll try to convince you the best way I can, through testimonials….

“Great website. I have bookmarked it. Great job! The repertoire is something that I often look for when watching a game with pitch fx.” – Sig Mejdal, Director of Decision Sciences, Houston Astros (formerly Senior Quantitative Analyst, St. Louis Cardinals)

“I love your website. It is a great resource! I do PITCH f/x research and am very interested in the subject of pitch classification, and I’ve been quite pleasantly surprised at how often you nail a pitcher’s repertoire exactly.” – Mike Fast, Analyst, Houston Astros (formerly of Sportvision and The Hardball Times)

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