WEYMOUTH, Mass. (May 20, 2021) -- As the 2021 summer season nears, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England (FCBL) is excited to welcome NPI Sports as its Exclusive In-Season Provider of Baseball Technology.
NPI Sports, which was established in Massachusetts in 2014 and moved to Connecticut in 2019, focuses on an athletic development model for athletes across a variety of sports, using traditional coaching and analytics through various technologies. While the company works with a portfolio of professional baseball players, NPI’s partnership with the FCBL will be its first with a collegiate-level league.
“NPI Sports is very happy to begin this partnership with the Futures League,” said Peter Egazarian, Owner & Director of Performance for NPI Sports. “We look forward to working with all of the league’s players and teams to provide them the best feedback to help them perform.”
NPI Sports will use top-of-the-line Trackman technology to collect pitching and hitting data for players on all eight FCBL teams at New Britain Stadium throughout the summer. The NPI staff will conduct small-group sessions with players prior to games at the Bees’ home field and share the collected data with them and their teams’ coaches to help better their performance.
As part of the partnership, every player in the FCBL will be analyzed using the technology provided by NPI. Pitchers will throw a 25-pitch bullpen and hitters will run through a batting practice session, working with NPI Sports Director of Baseball Mike Tampellini and his staff.
On Tuesday, July 13, NPI Sports will also be on hand at the FCBL All-Star Game in New Britain, analyzing the Scout Day, Home Run Derby, All-Star Game and other events surrounding the league’s premiere midsummer showcase.
“The Futures League is excited to partner with NPI Sports and have our players benefit from their incredible technology during the 2021 season,” FCBL Commissioner Joe Paolucci said. “This is a unique opportunity that will help everyone in the league better themselves going into their next college season and beyond.”
The Futures League’s 11th season of summer collegiate baseball in New England will begin on Wednesday, May 26. For the latest news and information on the Futures League all year long, visit thefuturesleague.com and follow the league’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.