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Exit velocity is the speed of the ball off a players bat after contact.

This is measured by a Doppler radar gun that sits behind home plate. The speed of the ball is displayed in miles per hour (MPH).

Why is exit velocity important?

Exit velocity can be a good indicator of how hard a player can hit the ball. It has also been shown to be a better predictor of future power than past home run totals.

How do you calculate exit velocity?

Exit velocity is calculated using the following formulas:

Exit Velocity = (MPH / 5) * (1 + (0.9 * 1B + 0.75 * 2B + 0.7 * 3B + 0.65 * HR))